House builder searching for new apprentices

Posted 8th February 2021

Barratt and David Wilson Homes Northampton is continuing its positive work to support local employment, skills and training by creating two new apprenticeship roles to develop talent across the areas in which it builds.

The leading housebuilder, which is based in Northampton, aims to recruit two new trade apprentices, one specialising in bricklaying and one in carpentry and joinery, to work across its operational areas. These could include: Northamptonshire, Cambridgeshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire. 

The vacancies come ahead of the 14th annual National Apprenticeship Week, running from February 8th to 14th, which celebrates the benefits of apprenticeships for individuals, businesses and the wider economy. 

National Apprenticeship Week is a celebration of apprenticeships across England and is a time to recognise and applaud apprentices across the country. 

Throughout the 14 years, the awareness week has brought together apprenticeship supporters from across the country, with MPs, ambassadors, apprentices, training providers and top employers involved in recognising the value and importance of apprenticeships.

Andrew-Swindell, Regional Managing Director at Barratt Homes

Andrew Swindell, Regional Managing Director at Barratt and David Wilson Homes Northampton, said: “The construction industry is continuing to grow and this is an exciting time for anyone with an interest in housebuilding to join a market leading company.

“As one of the country’s top developers we are absolutely committed to developing raw talent and I believe that we have a duty to provide these kinds of apprenticeship opportunities.”

The new trade apprentices, who start in September, will be based on a housing development across the operational areas and will learn skills in bricklaying or joinery from experienced tradespeople for four days a week. 

They will also spend one day a week at college undertaking a qualification in their chosen field.

All programmes are well structured and tailored to individual needs. Apprentices will receive encouragement, support and guidance to help them develop, giving the skills and qualifications for a successful career.

To find out more about the roles available and to apply visit 

For more information about any of Barratt and David Wilson Homes developments in the area, visit the website at or Alternatively, call the sales line on 0333 355 8481 (Barratt) or 0333 355 8482 (David Wilson Homes).