Apprenticeship case studies

Is it time for you to take the next step in your career? Explore our case study section to hear what our apprentices and employers have to say of their own experiences and the difference an apprenticeship has made to them.

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Hear from our Bricklaying Apprentices

Kane and Kyle Reynolds, DPH Construction and Keepmoat

In October 2022 twins Kyle and Kane Reynolds were looking forward to starting their careers working on Keepmoat sites as bricklayers with DPH Construction, but an unexpected challenge arose.

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Nick Cox, Bloor Homes

Nick's been working hard building his career brick by brick to perfect his skill through an apprenticeship with Bloor Homes.

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Reece Osborne, Bloor Homes

Reece had been looking for an opportunity to get into bricklaying since school and was pleased to finally find one.

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Tom Warner, LTW Developments Ltd

Tom decided to change his plans after leaving school to a more practical option, starting his career in construction.

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Hear from our Construction Site Supervisor Apprentices

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Lynn Johnson, Persimmon Homes

From selling houses to building them thanks to a supportive employer and starting a Level 4 Construction Site Supervisor  (CSS) apprenticeship through NHBC

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Stephen Harrison, Vistry Group

After 25 years of service in the Royal Marines Stephen was ready to return to civilian life and start a new career.

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Vadivelu Kandampalayam, Cameron Homes

After a career in fashion and textiles Vadivelu, also known as Vijay, made the move into the construction industry by becoming a Trainee Assistant Site Manager with Cameron Homes.

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Brad Lines, Redrow

After completing an apprenticeship in carpentry Brad wanted to push himself further and has now become the first person to attain the Level 4 Construction Site Supervisor (CSS) apprenticeship with NHBC and Redrow.

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George Paynter, Ridgepoint Homes

“The apprenticeship is great. I am beginning to take further responsibility on site and am really throwing myself out of my comfort zone. "

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Jasmine Carmichael, McCarthy & Stone

Jasmine previously worked for six months as a construction site administrative assistant before starting her apprenticeship.

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Harry Parsons, Bellway Homes (East Midlands)

Harry has six years’ experience in house building as a joiner (including time spent as an apprentice joiner) and currently works as an assistant site manager.

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Nick Selway, Redrow

From the scrum to site management – Rugby Union’s Nick Selway was one of the first apprentices to sign up

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Shaun Miller, Bellway Homes

Shaun began his apprenticeship, having been a professional footballer until last year with no prior experience in the house-building industry.

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Tom Cowburn, Redrow

Tom decided on a complete career change during the pandemic, beginning his CSS apprenticeship in 2021.

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Kris Anderson, Countryside

We spoke with 24 year-old Kris Anderson, who started his Construction Site Supervisor apprenticeship with Countryside on their 115-plot site in Blackthorn, Northampton.

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Lilly Wren, Taylor Wimpey

22 year-old Lilly Wrenn from Taylor Wimpey, began her NVQ and started the NHBC apprenticeship for Construction Site Supervisor last November.

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Charlotte Harrigan, Hill Group

From a front-of-house receptionist in an office block, to a Site Assistant with The Hill Group.

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Hear from our tutors

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Matt Wylds, Principal Trainer and Assessor at Cambridge Training Hub

Matt is originally from Hertfordshire. He’s been looking after the Hub at Cambridge since February 2023 and has been part of the construction industry since leaving school, becoming a labourer at 17 and attending college to study bricklaying

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Leigh Jakeman, Principal Tutor at Tamworth Training Hub

We spoke to Leigh about heading up the very first hub and the different aspects of his construction career.

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Colin Timney, Principal Trainer and Assessor at Newcastle Training Hub

Colin is originally from Newcastle and now lives in Durham. He has been the Principal Trainer and Assessor at the Newcastle Hub since it opened in October 2022 and joined NHBC earlier that year.

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Employer case studies

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Anna Milne, Redrow's Head of Talent

"the feedback has been overwhelmingly positive from all taking part with all of them benefitting from a simulated work environment, which will ultimately mean they are able to make a smooth transition back to site."

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Parent case studies

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David and Harvey Cole, Redrow Homes

We spoke with David Cole, father of Harvey who was determined to pursue a career in bricklaying, to understand more about why Harvey chose an apprenticeship with Redrow Homes and NHBC.

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Apprenticeship courses

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