Housebuilder searching for new Apprentices in North Thames

Managing Director of Barratt Homes North Thames Simon Francis. Image courtesy Barratt & David Wilson Homes North Thames.

Barratt and David Wilson Homes is continuing its positive work to support local employment, by creating four new roles to develop talent across the North Thames in the construction industry.

The leading housebuilder, which is based in Watford, aims to recruit two new trade apprentices specialising in bricklaying or carpentry and joinery, working across its developments in Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Essex and Hertfordshire.

The vacancies come ahead of the thirteenth annual National Apprenticeship Week, running from February 3rd to 7th, which celebrates the benefits of apprenticeships for individuals, businesses and the wider economy.

The 13th annual National Apprenticeship Week is a celebration of apprenticeships across England and is a time to recognise and applaud apprentices across the country.

Throughout the 13 years, National Apprenticeship Week has brought together apprenticeship supporters from across the country, with MPs, ambassadors, apprentices, training providers and top employers involved in recognising the value and importance of apprenticeships.

Simon Francis, Managing Director at Barratt and David Wilson Homes North Thames said: “The construction industry is continuing to grow and this is an exciting time for anyone with an interest in housebuilding to join a market leading company.

“As one of the country’s top developers we are absolutely committed to developing raw talent and I believe that we have a duty to provide these kinds of apprenticeship opportunities.”

The new trade apprentices, who start in September, will be based on a housing development site in the county and will learn skills in bricklaying or joinery from experienced tradespeople for four days a week.

They will also spend one day a week at college undertaking a qualification in their chosen field.

All programmes are well structured and tailored to individual needs. Apprentices will receive encouragement, support and guidance to help them develop, giving the skills and qualifications for a successful career.

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For more information about any of Barratt and David Wilson Homes developments in the area, visit the website at or, alternatively, call the sales line on 033 3355 8481 8500 or 033 3355 8501.