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Wiltshire developer offers carpentry apprentice opportunity

Posted: Monday, February 12th, 2024

An opportunity to work with a housing developer’s soon-to-launch Buckley Gardens development in Semington has come up, This Is Wiltshire reported.

The housebuilders’ Level 2 trade apprenticeship scheme, which takes 18 months to complete, provides career opportunities for the next generation of tradespeople in the South West and offers a mix of hands-on training working alongside experienced trade specialists.

Harry Hocking, 20, has just finished a Level 2 carpentry apprenticeship with Barratt David Wilson Homes South West.

Harry's journey into the housebuilding industry evolved from a year-long stint studying furniture-making at college until he realised it wasn’t for him.

Knowing he had a passion for working with wood and seeking a more dynamic career, he explored carpentry apprenticeships, and ultimately joined Barratt David Wilson Homes South West in 2022.

Harry said: “I’m pleased I went down the apprentice route. I’ve had the best two years of my working life and I’d not doubt recommending an apprenticeship as a career path.”

Harry's dedication and skill in carpentry haven’t gone unnoticed by Barratt David Wilson Homes South West, which has led to their support for his enrolment in a 12-month Level 3 carpentry programme at York College, underscoring Harry's commitment to excellence and highlighting the company's investment in fostering the growth and development of its talented workforce.

Martyn Brooks, construction manager at Barratt David Wilson South West, added: “It’s crucial we cultivate a workforce that are equipped with the latest skills to meet the demands of the evolving sector.

“We eagerly anticipate welcoming a fresh wave of talent into our workforce to ensure a dynamic and resilient future for the construction industry."

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