Employee case study

John Crewdson, Bloor Homes

We caught up with John Crewdson, Senior Site Manager at Bloor Homes who recently completed his Level 7 in Construction Senior Management.

John Crewdson, Bloor Homes
John Crewdson
Bloor Homes
Level 7 in Construction Senior Management


John has been working in the house-building industry since leaving school. He started as a carpenter working with his father, before moving into site management in 2017. He began the Level 7 NVQ in July 2022.

Why choose an NVQ? 

NHBC offers NVQs from Levels 3 to 7 in a range of subjects including construction site management, site inspection and contract operations.

John said “Initially it was daunting but once I talked through the requirements and processes with my tutor, and got my head around the system, I found that I progressed quite quickly. I also appreciated the regular communication and guidance from my tutor. I particularly enjoyed the professional discussions as these cemented my knowledge and gave me confidence by showing me how much I’d learned.”

A career you can build on: 

We asked John about his experience and if he would advise others to join the construction industry. John said “I would definitely recommend an NVQ. I’ve had a great experience and the NHBC tutors are very knowledgeable and supportive.

“I would also absolutely encourage people to join construction and build a career. House building is a great industry to work in as you get to work with a variety of people and every single day is different. If you work hard it’s not just financially rewarding, there are also good opportunities to progress and to develop your skills.” 

Looking ahead: 

Now John has competed his Level 7 NVQ, the equivalent of a master’s degree, he hopes to progress to a Contracts Manager role in the future.

Hannah Burgess, Head of Human Resources at Bloor Homes said “It’s always wonderful to see people complete qualifications, whether they are just starting out or developing their skills and increasing their knowledge to support their career development. John has worked hard to achieve this Level 7 NVQ and we are delighted he has taken the opportunity to complete such a valuable qualification through NHBC.

NHBC is committed to raising standards in house building by championing high-quality homes and are proud to offer qualifications that meet the needs of house builders and support individual career progression.

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