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WDH to recruit 20 new apprentices

Published 24 February 2015

Twenty new apprenticeship roles will be handed out to aspiring tradespeople over the coming months as part of WDH’s annual apprentice recruitment campaign, which launches this week.

This year will see WDH take on its joint largest ever intake of apprentices, with WDH looking to recruit bricklayers, plasterers, electricians, plumbers, joiners and gas fitters. This will take WDH’s apprentice recruitment to more than 100 in the last 10 years since the business launched in 2005.

As part of the recruitment drive, current and former apprentices have shared their experiences of learning on the job with WDH in a series of online videos. 

Todd Williams, 24, stars in one of the videos. He recently accepted a full-time role with WDH having completed a bricklaying apprenticeship. 

Todd said: "As an apprentice bricklayer you learn at work and also at college.  You learn basic bricklaying skills all the way up to more advanced skills including arches and decorative panels. Doing an apprenticeship with WDH is great because it’s a really good place to start a career in building."

 

 

Faye Pass, Apprentice Review Officer, said: “This year we’re looking for a range of tradespeople, but particularly we want to hear from those keen on becoming a bricklayer or plasterer. Every year we receive hundreds of applications so it’s really important we ensure people have a clear understanding about what they’ll be doing if they’re successful.”

An open evening is being hosted at WDH’s head office on 11 March between 5.30 and 7.30 pm. Potential applicants will be able to meet current apprentices, get support with their application and find out more about what they’d be doing.

For more information visit: wdh.co.uk/apprenticeships

 

 

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Homebuilder completes its 50th new property
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Homebuilder completes its 50th new property

Published 14 October 2015

Our Homebuilder team has achieved its latest major landmark by completing their 50th new build property.

Our team has completed work on their latest site – Waterton Court in Crofton – last week. The 32 timber-framed properties are now being allocated through our Homesearch scheme, and the first tenants are due to receive the keys on Friday.

Our Homebuilder team is made up of skilled tradespeople who construct new properties available for rent. More than 70 of our tradespeople, including apprentices, have worked on the site since work began last year.

The Waterton Court development was the first in the UK to be named using a Facebook poll, after the shortlist of names was suggested by local school pupils.

Waterton Court from WDH on Vimeo.

 

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