Female apprentice on site

WDH Apprenticeships

2024 Apprenticeship vacancies open week commencing 12th February 2024.

WDH is committed to recruiting and developing young people from the Wakefield district. Our award-winning apprenticeship programme is just one of the schemes we run that helps us do this.

Open to anyone, our programme offers a chance to contribute to creating confident communities and earn money while you learn, with no training fees.

You can expect to earn over £20,000 in your second year.

An apprenticeship with WDH is a chance to start your career journey, or even take the opportunity to re-train in a growing, vibrant sector.

You will be supported every step of the way to grow and develop your skills while you gain real-life experience by working with trusted mentors.

Since 2007, we have recruited over 200 apprentices. Of these, 95% have secured full time, permanent employment with us.

For future apprenticeship roles, please keep an eye on our careers page and social media channels.

Why choose an apprenticeship with WDH?


Our past apprentices

Matt Johnston

Matt Johnston at work

Matt said: "I started my level 2 apprenticeship in joinery straight from school and have learned so much during this time. I've had the opportunity to work with some great mentors who have shown me skills and given me the experience I’ve needed to progress."

Oliver Poskitt

Oliver Poskitt with WDH vans

Oliver said: "It's been great to work with the qualified Gas Engineers who have been my mentors, helping me progress to traineeship with the hands on practical side. Working with the apprenticeship team has helped me feel supported to complete my apprenticeship."

Will Ballesteros

Will Ballesteros working as an electrician

Will said : "I have recently qualified as an Electrician having completed my apprenticeship. I have really enjoyed the opportunity and learning whilst earning has allowed me to develop confidence and hands on experience."