Our search for the next group of apprentices begins

Published 15 March 2022

 Today, WDH launches the 2022 apprenticeship recruitment campaign to find and nurture the best talent in the Wakefield district and encourage more people to consider an apprenticeship role at WDH.

 Positions available include;    

  • two roofers;
  • two bricklayers;
  • three gas engineers;
  • three plumbers; and
  • two IT positions.

Our award-winning apprenticeship programme has been running for 15 years with over 180 apprentices recruited during that time. Of these 95% have secured full-time, permanent employment with the organisation.

Apprenticeships enable young people and adults to earn as they learn on the job skills, study a qualification, progress in a career and gain employment afterwards.


 Andy Wallhead, Chief Executive of WDH, said: “Apprentices have had a really positive impact in WDH, and we value their contributions. We believe that apprenticeships provide more than a qualification; it gives the individuals real life working experiences which is fantastic for their overall confidence.


 “Our focus now is to continue to provide a positive and supportive environment and we are committed to providing great opportunities for everyone in our communities.”

We are keen to encourage applications from underrepresented groups including women, and people who could be looking for a career change, perhaps after working in badly hit sectors due to the pandemic or those looking to reinvent their careers.


Tracy Tallant, Director of Organisational Development, added: “We are passionate about apprenticeships at WDH, and we have seen that apprentices are vital in building a diverse workforce. We have great opportunities available and are keen to develop anyone who takes on an apprenticeship with us.”


Apprentices earn as they learn and are fully supported by their mentors and in their teams so they can successfully accomplish their goals.


Katie Senior, Apprentice said: “The best thing about the apprenticeship is that I get paid to learn and I am gaining new skills. I would recommend the apprenticeship to anyone interested, especially women and ask them to have a go.”


 Kenny Blythe, Apprentice, added: “For me the best part of the apprenticeship so far is that my mentor is letting me get hands on experience on the job. He is also teaching me a lot of things every day.”


To apply for an apprenticeship, visit wdh.co.uk/apprenticeships for more information. The closing date for applications is Monday, 4 April 2022. 


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