Apprentice Vacancies


Four aspiring tradespeople could soon commence their construction careers as triple HBF 5 star housebuilder, William Davis Homes announces vacancies at its Skylarks development in Chesterfield.

Young people aged 16 and over from Chesterfield and the neighbouring area are encouraged to apply for the trade apprenticeships currently available with William Davis Homes. In partnership with Chesterfield Borough Council and Chesterfield College, the company is offering placements for an apprentice bricklayer, joiner, plumber and painter/decorator to work on its Skylarks development on the northern edge of the Derbyshire market town.

Gary Long, apprentice manager at William Davis Homes commented: “We’re pleased to announce we’re seeking four new recruits specifically from the Chesterfield area as part of our commitment to offering local labour opportunities. This is a significant chance for young people to make a tangible difference to their community, while at the same time developing a life-long career path. Our apprentice scheme has been running for more than 50 years and has won many awards, so aspiring apprentices can be assured of first-class training.”

Applications for the William Davis Homes apprenticeships will be open until Friday 20th July and can be accessed by contacting the Learning Unlimited Team at Chesterfield College on 0345 850 1055 or via the Find an Apprenticeship service . Successful apprentices will be mentored on site at Skylarks by William Davis Homes’ directly employed apprentice masters and complete their academic training at Chesterfield College to achieve a minimum NVQ Level 3.

Cllr Terry Gilby, Chesterfield Borough Council’s cabinet member for economic growth, said: “It is really important to us that local residents benefit from the jobs and training opportunities created by developments taking place within the borough. That is why we launched the Apprentice Town initiative which aims to raise awareness of apprenticeships and encourage the education, business and learning sectors to work with us to deliver more apprenticeship opportunities for local people.

“So we are really pleased that William Davis is offering apprenticeships to people who are interested in having a career in the construction industry. The skills they learn will set them up for good quality careers.”

David Higham, commercial director at Learning Unlimited, part of the Chesterfield College Group added: “The apprenticeship opportunities on offer from William Davis Homes give local people a fantastic way to develop a career in construction. It’s clear the company has a huge commitment to investing in people and growing them through training and it’s this approach which really benefits apprentices and employers. We’re proud to be working in partnership with them through the Apprenticeship Town initiative and look forward to recruiting and working with the new apprentices.”

William Davis Homes has been actively working with Chesterfield Borough Council to support local labour initiatives for almost a year; speaking at conferences, conventions, a meet the buyer event and in schools; acting as an enterprise advisor at Outwood Academy; and awarding contracts to local suppliers where possible. Its Skylarks development was opened last month (June 2018) to offer house hunters a superb choice of two to five bedroom homes.

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