Construction giant Taylor Wimpey has joined forces with Bucks College Group’s Aylesbury Campus to run a unique Student of the Year competition for full-time Bricklaying and Carpentry students. Individuals will be assessed by tutors throughout the year and the most deserving will receive the donated prize of a custom toolkit and the offer of an interview with Taylor Wimpey. If successful, this will lead to real work with an apprenticeship opportunity.
“We currently have nine construction trade apprentices at Bucks College Group and three of these were recruited from full time courses,” said Dan Johnson, Taylor Wimpey South Midlands. “The Student of the Year competition is an incentive to encourage learners into the construction industry whilst continuing our positive relationship with the college.”
“We have enjoyed great support from Taylor Wimpey in recent years and this new incentive is something our students can really get behind,” said Ross Park, Curriculum Manager for Construction & Engineering Technologies at the Aylesbury Campus. Best of all, it could lead to real employment possibilities for many more of our students.”
Taylor Wimpey is looking to increase apprenticeship numbers and believes that a strong working relationship with local FE colleges is key to this success. Recruitment in Bricklaying and Carpentry and Joinery trades is being stepped up to ensure it retains the skilled and proficient workforce to support the future of the construction industry.
“We are passionate about supporting apprenticeships and offering a rewarding and successful career to all of our employees,” concluded Dan.
The winner of Student of the Year competition will be announced in June.
Dan Johnson TW (left) Ross Park (right) with lecturers and bricklaying/carpentry students around toolbox prizes