Apprentices

Committed to your Future

Looking for an apprenticeship with an award-winning company? Keen to learn your trade from the best in the industry?

Then you’ve come to the right place. Redrow is not just one of the most acclaimed housebuilders in the country we are also CITB Apprentice Employee of the Year. We’re also serious about nurturing young talent. At any one time, we have upwards of 130 apprentices learning one of the key housing trades as well as recruiting office apprentices. With that mind, it’s perhaps not surprising that we’ve been named in the Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers list for five consecutive years.

Why be an apprentice at Redrow? 

Learn from the best – We’re an award-winning housebuilder, renowned throughout the industry for the quality of our homes. That’s why, wherever you join us, you’ll be learning your skills from the very best. It really is the gold standard.

Earn while you learn – Apprentice and Trainee programmes are a great way to get qualifications whilst also earning a good wage. At the end of your programme, you won’t be left with a mountain of debt, but you will have the invaluable work experience that so many graduates lack. At Redrow, we pay better than most, with wages for all of our Apprenticeships being above the Government Standard.

A clear career path – We’re very serious about developing the careers of our Apprentices and Trainees. We make sure we’ve picked the most advantageous qualifications for you to study towards and we give you the support you need to attain them. We also provide clear career progression paths, so that those Apprentices and Trainees who stay on with us can see a clear route into management.

Find out more about the apprenticeships we offer: Trade Apprenticeships, Office Apprenticeships, Technical Apprenticeships and Commercial Apprenticeships.

 

Redrow are a proud supporter of the Government’s #GetInGoFar Apprenticeship campaign and a member of the 5% Club.

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  • Redrow have helped me to achieve my ambitions, they really care about developing people
    Elizabeth – Apprentice Painter and Decorator

    Our People

    liz-gibbs-2Elizabeth completed her NVQ Level 1 diploma in Painting and Decorating before starting as an Apprentice Painter and Decorator in September 2014 in our South Midlands division.

    “I was really keen to continue my qualifications and find an apprenticeship. I really enjoy hands on work and achieving my ambitions. When I saw that Redrow were recruiting I was very excited as I’d heard a lot of good things about them – especially apprenticeships!

    My highlight has been progressing through my qualifications and working with so many great people. I’m very proud to have been nominated for diferent awards too, which shows that the company cares about recongising it’s employees and apprentices”

    Elizabeth is now working on our sites in Midlands and working towards her NVQ Level 3.

  • I particularly enjoy having my own daily responsibilities. I have a busy workload and I have to use my initiative to prioritise tasks.
    Amy – Technical Assistant

    Our People

    Amy WalkerAmy has undertaken a 12-month Office Apprenticeship with Redrow Yorkshire and gained an NVQ Level 2 in Business and Administration. I was attracted to this job opportunity as I wanted to join an interesting workplace. I have completed my Apprenticeship and have gained a wider level of knowledge of the building industry while gaining office experience.

    “I particularly enjoy having my own daily responsibilities. I have a busy workload and I have to use my initiative to prioritise tasks.  Although this can be challenging, it makes me push myself and keeps me motivated. I am currently based in the Technical Department and a typical day can be quite varied. Being independent is really important when working in a busy office.

    “Redrow focuses strongly on development and encourages all of its employees to undertake training. There are plenty of opportunities to learn new skills and I have taken part in a customer service training course and also a CAD training course. I hope to undertake more training in the future. As this is my first full-time job I did not know what to expect, but everyone made me feel part of the team straight away and I am really enjoying my role at Redrow.”

  • I started here straight after school and I haven’t looked back since.
    Shaun – Site Manager

    Our People

    Shaun-PhoenixShaun started with us as an apprentice when he was just 16. Since then, he’s steadily risen up the ranks to become one of our most acclaimed site managers. In 2014, he was awarded his sixth NHBC Quality Award for his contribution to our Lytham Quays development.

    “I’m living proof that the opportunities are real at Redrow. I started here straight after school and I haven’t looked back since. Throughout my time here, the company has supported me every step of the way.

    “In terms of training, they’ve helped me achieve NVQ levels 1 to 3 and other qualifications such as the Site Management Safety Training Scheme (SMSTS). They’ve also given me an abundance of in-house training. But most important of all, they’ve given me opportunities. I’ve been able to work with some amazing people – people who’ve invested time to show me how to do things properly and to the highest of standards.

    “It’s an investment that’s paid off. My proudest day so far was winning my first NHBC Quality Award in 2006, an award that recognises the top site managers in the country. Since then, I’ve won five more of these awards for my work, so I must be doing something right.”

  • Whilst there’s an important educational side to the apprenticeship, it’s genuinely fun and sociable too: I’ve got to know a lot of people from the other trades while I’ve been here.
    Connor – Plumbing Apprentice

    Our People

    Connor CharlesConnor is a Plumbing Apprentice with Redrow.

    “I joined in 2014. I was mainly attracted by the opportunity to get an NVQ in Plumbing and Heating. Now I’d definitely recommend Redrow to other people. It’s a well-respected company with a really high standard of work, and you get a lot of opportunities here too.

    I’ve had some really great opportunities, from studying for my NVQ, to learning from experienced plumbers. I didn’t get a qualification for it, but the under-floor heating course I did was very good too. It showed me how under-floor heating works, how it is made, and how to fit it to get maximum efficiency. I get a real sense of achievement when I accomplish something for the first time.

    Whilst there’s an important educational side to the apprenticeship, it’s genuinely fun and sociable too: I’ve got to know a lot of people from the other trades while I’ve been here. And the plumbing work is enjoyable in itself as well. I’m involved in everything from second fixing and finalling to fill-ups, but I especially enjoy copper work like cylinders, because it involves more skill than some of the other areas and how you do it is unique to each individual – the level of neatness, the bends and the soldering.”

  • If you enjoy practical work instead of classroom work, then an apprenticeship is definitely worthwhile.
    Rebecca – Marketing Assistant

    Our People

    Rebecca joined Redrow Lancashire as an Office Apprentice in July 2012. While undertaking her apprenticeship, Rebecca completed an NVQ Level 2 in Business and Administration and after eight months, she was promoted to the full-time position of Sales Office Assistant.

    “After finishing college, I decided to apply for an office apprenticeship in order to gain some experience in the world of work. I’d heard that Redrow is always very keen to develop people through various apprenticeships, both in the office and out on site.

    “If you enjoy practical work instead of classroom work, then an apprenticeship is definitely worthwhile. There have been so many opportunities given to me and I genuinely enjoy going to work every day. Plus, you can learn and complete qualifications while being paid, which is a huge bonus. It gets your foot on the ladder and opens many doors for different job opportunities – that’s so important in today’s job market.”

  • I get the chance to learn about a lot of different roles on site and build up my experience.
    Robbie – Apprentice Groundworker

    Our People

    Robbie BromleyRobbie is an Apprentice Groundworker in our Midlands division.

    “I’d studied building maintenance at college, so I wanted to learn about the groundworks side with Redrow.

    There’s actually quite a lot of variety to the role: in a typical day I might be tarmacking, concreting or slabbing with my subcontractor. I help out with general labouring and whatever else needs doing too. It’s good because I get the chance to learn about a lot of different roles on site and build up my experience. I enjoy all of it, but there’s something really satisfying about slabbing: you can see all your hard work coming together in a finished product.

    I’ve got my Level 1 qualification in Groundworks and I’m working towards my Level 2 now. I’m looking forward to becoming a qualified groundworker and spending some time working in the trade. I’d like to take on more responsibility in the future as well though, and I’m interested in moving into site management some day.”

  • There’s a fair amount of variety in my role at the moment, so I get experience in a range of areas.
    Damien – Apprentice Electrician

    Our People

    Damien CooperDamien is an Apprentice Electrician in our Southern Counties division.

    “I heard there was an opportunity at the local Build Department back in January 2013 and I contacted the site team. They told me there might be an apprenticeship available, so I applied and came in for an interview.

    There’s a fair amount of variety in my role at the moment, so I get experience in a range of areas. There’s not really a typical day for me: I sign in in the morning, see the foreman and then he tells me what he needs doing for the rest of the day. Recently, for example, I’ve been installing heaters.

    I’m still training, but I’m now working towards my Level 3 qualification. I’ll hopefully get it and be a fully trained electrician by the end of September 2016. I’m looking forward to that, but I’m very happy with my role as it stands too: I get to work with really nice people, I learn a lot and when I complete something, I can take a step back, look at my work and think: ‘yeah, I did that.’ It makes me feel proud.”

  • Employee Discounts Portal

    Our employee discounts portal gives you thousands of offers across more than 850 retailers with savings on shopping, leisure and travel. It’s easy to register and you’ll have access from your first day with us.

    Find out more about our other great benefits.

  • Holidays

    You’ll get 24 days’ holiday, increasing every 2.5 years up to a maximum of 28 days after 10 years’ service. You can also ‘sell’ some holiday in exchange for salary.

    Find out more about our other great benefits.

  • Training

    We offer exceptional training opportunities for all new Apprentices, enabling you to develop the skills you’ll need to progress into a specialist role.

    Find out more about our other great benefits.

  • Qualification Support

    Our apprentices will have the opportunity to work towards qualifications with our support. We will help you through your training and supply you with a mentor to help you through the process.

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