Vital for building industry to nurture new talent

Thursday, February 4, 2016

WITH an ever increasing demand for housing and a buoyant development market in the South West, property builders Taylor Wimpey are keen to encourage young people to enter the industry, says divisional managing director for Bristol, Keith Simmons.

THE shortage of skills currently across the housebuilding industry mean it’s vital that we nurture the next generation of skilled trades people and professionals – and this is why we’re one of the lead sponsors of the South West Skills Show 2016, following on from the successful Apprentice Fair held in Somerdale last April.

More and more young people are realising that apprenticeships are the ideal way to kick start their careers –they really do open doors that would otherwise stay closed, offering a whole host of life chances. And there’s much more to a Taylor Wimpey apprenticeship than parents and young people might think–bricklaying is a vital skill, that’s true, but not all our apprentices are bricklayers.

Taylor Wimpey Bristol offer a choice of different schemes with a diverse range of skills and aptitudes including trade apprenticeships, site manager apprenticeships and management trainee apprenticeships. Taylor Wimpey has been running apprenticeships since the 1930s and in that time it has seen many apprentices move up through the ranks.

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