Woodhead bring careers in construction to the fore

September 9, 2014 11:33 am

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Woodhead is bringing careers in construction to the fore and present a variety of diverse opportunities, not only out on site but also office-based roles such as Business Support, Marketing, Quantity Surveying and Estimating.

Woodhead has seen apprentices play a key part in their success since they employed their first apprentice in 1950. Many apprentices employed by Woodhead have since progressed on to more senior roles.

Anthony Leach began working at Woodhead following redundancy from his previous employment where he had started an apprenticeship in joinery, working as a shop fitter for a few years.

He said: “I was lucky enough to be able to complete the final year of my apprenticeship with Woodhead. Having worked for a while on site I decided that I’d like to work towards becoming a site manager.

“I really enjoy that side of construction as no two days are the same and you have to be able to problem solve under pressure. I enrolled on Woodhead’s Site Management Training Programme and had the opportunity to assist the site managers on some of the projects I was working on, which was really valuable experience.”

Anthony is now a qualified Site Manager and has managed several projects for Woodhead. He is now managing a new build construction site on Scarborough Road in Bilsthorpe and is training his first apprentice, Jaydan Mosler.

Jaydan, 19, lives locally and went to school just around the corner from the site on which he is now working. Having left school he attended sixth form at Sutton Community Academy where he took his Level 2 NVQ General Maintenance Operative qualification.

“I’ve always enjoyed working with my hands and knew I wanted a job in this industry,” said Jaydan.

“While I was at the Academy I really enjoyed the joinery side of things, so I was really lucky when the opportunity for this joinery apprenticeship came up so close to where I live.”

Jaydan is part of the Woodhead Living team working on the construction of 25 two-bedroom bungalows for people aged 55 years or above, on behalf of Newark and Sherwood Homes and Newark and Sherwood District Council.

We provide support for businesses looking to hire young people as apprentices, follow the link to Ashfield and Mansfield Apprenticeship Grant for Employers for more details.

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