Taylor Wimpey’s five-year company initiative to grow their own labour has kick-started in the Black Country through a partnership with Walsall College.
The college currently trains 23 apprentices in trades such as brickwork, carpentry and painting and decorating.
This group includes eight former Walsall College students who were encouraged to apply for the roles after completing qualifications in summer 2019.
“Skills shortages and a desire to grow our own workforce motivated our investment in Apprenticeships,” said Lyndon Moore, Trade Development Manager with Taylor Wimpey North Midlands.
“There’s a mutual understanding with Walsall College of the need for our apprentices to combine their building site activities with technical knowledge and training.”
Taylor Wimpey aims instil Apprenticeship training models in 24 of their units, bringing the overall number of apprentices within the business to 600.
“We’re more than happy with the college’s teaching and learning approach,” Lyndon Moore added. “Professionalism and support has been there from the outset.
“We expect to build on this strong working relationship in future.”