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

  • 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 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.”

  • 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.”

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.