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 and we’re recruiting 10 office apprentices this year, too. With that mind, it’s perhaps not surprising that we’re one of the The City & Guilds Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers.

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.

Latest Apprentice Jobs

  • 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.”

  • 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.”

  • The three words that I’d use to describe Redrow are constructive, rewarding and proud.
    Daniel – Assistant Site Manager

    Our People

    daniel-catoDaniel started with us as an apprentice in 2011, having heard about Redrow through word of mouth. His first position was apprentice joiner on our Fleetwood Harbour Village development. From there, he moved on to become a trainee on our Lytham Quays development and has most recently been promoted to the position of Assistant Site Manager.

    “Looking back, I remember joining Redrow because I heard that they had a great reputation. So when they opened up a site near me, I jumped at the chance to apply. I’m glad I did. The company has invested so much in my development. They’ve also given me opportunities to progress. I started here as an apprentice three years ago and now I’m already an Assistant Site Manager. I doubt many other companies would give me opportunities like that.

    “The three words that I’d use to describe Redrow are constructive, rewarding and proud. It’s a constructive place in that you build relationships with people from different backgrounds and trades – but you’re all pulling in the same direction. It’s rewarding because at the start of every day, there’s always a new challenge to overcome. And lastly, it’s place where you’ll feel proud to work. Everyone here takes real pride in the quality of their work.”

  • 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.”

  • 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.”

  • If my story proves anything, it’s that an apprenticeship here can really lead to somewhere. Working for Redrow is inspiring and challenging and they’re a very career-driven company.
    Curtis – Site Manager

    Our People

    Curtis started with us as an apprentice back in 2007. Since then, he’s progressed through a variety of roles to become a Site Manager in our North West division.

    “I joined Redrow in quite unusual circumstances. I had enrolled to be an apprentice joiner at another firm in the summer of 2007, but the company went bust in my very first week. I got in touch with the careers advisors at Bolton College and they put me forward for Redrow. They told me they had one apprenticeship opening left, so I went for an interview and ended up being offered a place. I didn’t really know much about Redrow at the time, but looking back now, I can’t believe how lucky I was.

    “That said, I’ve made the most of the opportunity. I’ve studied a lot, completing NVQs in Carpentry & Joinery and Construction Site Management. I’ve also undertaken lots of internal training programmes on things like scaffolding and crane operations and completed health & safety qualifications. The company seems to have appreciated my efforts though. During my training, I was named Redrow’s Apprentice of the Year in 2010. That led to me becoming a Trainee Site Manager – and onto the path of leadership.

    “If my story proves anything, it’s that an apprenticeship here can really lead to somewhere. Working for Redrow is inspiring and challenging and they’re a very career-driven company.”

  • My best day here so far was when I won Apprentice of the Year. It was a very proud achievement for me, and it showed how far I’d come.
    Dean – Apprentice Carpenter

    Our People

    Dean EldertonDean is an Apprentice Carpenter with our South Midlands division.

    “In September 2013 I applied to join Redrow through an ad I found online. I came here as an Apprentice Carpenter and I’d definitely recommend it to others. I really enjoy most of my work and I’ve had a lot of learning opportunities, especially studying in college.

    My typical day involves a range of things. I might be studying in college or working on site, and if I’m on site I could be doing anything from second fixing to roofing or joisting. I enjoy most of the site work, but sometimes cutting doors can be a bit challenging – especially if they’re under the stairs.

    I think my best day here so far was when I won Apprentice of the Year. It was a very proud achievement for me, and it showed how far I’d come. I haven’t thought too far into the future yet, but I think I’m going to stay focused on my apprenticeship and see where it takes me.”

  • 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.”

  • 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. He has been with us since September 2014.

    “I joined in September 2014. 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.”

  • I’ve worked with people who have taken a real interest in me as a person, and in my progression through the industry.
    Benn – Trainee Site Assistant

    Our People

    Ben-smithBenn joined Redrow as an Apprentice Carpenter in September 2009. Over the three-year programme, Benn achieved an NVQ Level 3 in Carpentry as well as gaining all sorts of technical and practical skills. After completing his apprenticeship, he was promoted to the role of Trainee Site Assistant.

    “I was interested in learning a trade to help improve my employment prospects, so I registered with the CITB – the Construction Industry Training Board. They suggested that I should do some research on construction companies in my local area, and Redrow caught my eye as the house designs looked so good.

    “I’ve worked with people who have taken a real interest in me as a person, and in my progression through the industry. My managers have made time for me not only to pass on the benefit of their experience, but also to explain why things are done in a certain way to achieve the highest possible standards of quality and customer service. That’s made my time here really enjoyable and based on my experiences, I’d definitely recommend Redrow to other people who want to work for a good company that values effort and honesty.”

Apprentice Roles

  • Redrow+PLUS

    Redrow+PLUS gives our Apprentices savings on shopping, leisure and travel, and includes everyday purchases as well as bigger, one-off items.

    Find out more about our other great benefits.

  • Holidays

    If you’re on a monthly salary, you’ll get 24 days’ holiday, increasing every 2.5 years up to a maximum of 28 days after 10 years’ service. If you’re on the lunar payroll, you’ll get 22 days’ holiday. 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.