Inspiring Business by Sharing Success


Bardon-based David Wilson Homes East Midlands is continuing its work to support local employment, by creating eight new apprentice roles to develop talent and support business growth.

The leading housebuilder is looking to recruit six new trade apprentices specialising in bricklaying or carpentry and joinery to work across its developments in Leicestershire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire, Lincolnshire and Warwickshire. In addition, it will also employ a technical and commercial apprentice which will both be based at head office.


The vacancies come ahead of the eleventh annual National Apprenticeship Week, running from March 5th-9th, which celebrates the benefits of apprenticeships for individuals, businesses and the wider economy.

The introduction of the National Apprenticeship Levy last April has helped to promote the idea that apprenticeships provide an alternative route to traditional education. The new co-investment rate means the cost of training and assessment will be shared between employers that qualify to pay the levy and the government.


John Reddington, Managing Director at David Wilson Homes East Midlands, said:

“The construction industry is continuing to grow and this is an exciting time for anyone with an interest in housebuilding to join a market leading company.

“As one of the country’s top developers we are absolutely committed to developing raw talent and I believe that we have a duty to provide these kinds of apprenticeship opportunities.”

The new trade apprentices, who start in September, will be based on a housing development site in the county and will learn skills in bricklaying or joinery from experienced tradespeople for four days a week.


They will also spend one day a week at college undertaking a qualification in their chosen field.


Harry Scott (17), who is from Whitwick in Leicestershire, is currently doing a Joinery apprenticeship at David Wilson Homes’ Coalville development Abbots View. He said:

“David Wilson Homes is the best homebuilding company there is and I want to be the best at my trade, so to be the best you need to work with the best.

“Being good enough at my trade to slowly ease into working more independently on site is what I’m looking forward to most.

“In the future I’d like to be a successful joiner turned site manager for David Wilson Homes.”

All programmes are well structured and tailored to individual needs. Apprentices will receive encouragement, support and guidance to help them develop, giving the skills and qualifications for a successful career.

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