Aligning with National Apprenticeship Week’s ‘Class of 2018’ initiative, Loughborough housebuilder, William Davis Homes has congratulated the most recent graduates from its award-winning apprentice scheme.
Sam Beaver, Jake Dominy, Jack Harrison, Ryan Hill, Josh King and Liam Moss will all complete their studies this year and are remaining with the HBF 5 star housebuilder to develop their careers. 21 year old bricklayer, Jake Dominy, who enjoyed a hugely successful final year winning five awards, is proud of his decision. “Starting a construction apprenticeship was the best choice I could’ve made,” said Jake. “I’ve learnt a skill for life and gained a professional qualification but have also been encouraged to take up other opportunities such as talking to school leavers , which has helped me develop presentation skills and grow my confidence.”
To maintain its pipeline of ‘home grown’ talent, William Davis is now recruiting for the 2018 apprentice intake, which this year marks the first time the company is seeking construction groundworkers.
“Our annual apprentice intake typically seeks to employ aspiring bricklayers, carpenter/joiners, plumbers, electricians and maintenance mechanics but we’re now extending our search to include construction groundworkers,” explains Gary Long, M&E and apprentice manager. “Our college partners now offer a two year Civil Engineering NVQ Level 2 for this trade, which focuses on infrastructure design such as roads and sewers as well as housing foundations, substructures and pavements, so it made sense to expand our scheme and find future construction groundworkers.
“This means that for 2018, we’re offering up to 13 apprenticeship and technical trainee placements. The closing date for applications falls during National Apprenticeship Week (5th-9th March) so we’re encouraging those considering a career in construction to apply quickly. Plus by the time our new recruits start work in August, they’ll be mentored by some of our ‘class of 2018’ graduates!”