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

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

  • 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.”

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.