Ryan Taylor, 20, couldn’t believe his luck when he was offered the new role after completing a three-year carpentry and joinery apprenticeship with Barratt Homes.
He recently completed the apprenticeship at a development in Hucknall alongside his studies at The Sheffield College’s City campus. For more information about our apprenticeship programmes click here.
Ryan said: "The apprenticeship I did was great. I really do think this helped me to pursue my new role more easily and it gave me so much hands on experience I really felt like I learnt a lot."
He added: "I’d recommend doing an apprenticeship to anyone wanting to go into construction because they’re the best way to learn, not only are you getting paid for it but you are also learning hands-on instead of just sitting in a classroom."
Andrew Hartley, Business Development Director, The Sheffield College, said: "Apprenticeships provide employers with a fantastic opportunity to train the talent they need for business growth and provide our apprentices with great job prospects and skills for work and life."
The College – which has a £321 million economic impact on the city annually - works with 850 employers to deliver apprenticeship programmes in a wide range of industry sectors for more than 2,000 apprentices. For more information click here or call 0114 2602600.
Mark Cotes, Operations Director for Barratt Homes North Midlands, said: "We were delighted to be able to offer this role to Ryan and wish him the best of luck for the future. After proving his hard work and dedication through training as an apprentice, it was great to be able to reward him and offer him a full-time job with Barratt. Via our apprenticeships, we are committed to developing raw talent and as Ryan has proven, they are a valuable tool for staff progression."
Ryan is currently working at Barratt’s new development in Mansfield Woodhouse, called Maple Gardens. He studied for an NVQ Level 2 and 3 in joinery at the College whilst doing his apprenticeship at Barratt Homes North Midlands’ Merlin Park site in Hucknall.
A typical day for Ryan involves him organising what the trade staff are doing and allocating them jobs. His role is also dedicated to solving issues in both customer care and at a house being built. He is also partly responsible for ordering in all of the correct materials for the site.
Ryan continued: "I find the job very enjoyable because it can be so rewarding for many different reasons. The biggest one is definitely getting to see a happy customer moving into their new home that you’ve worked on."
"I believe working for Barratt is definitely something to be proud of. The biggest thing for me is that there are endless opportunities here because of the size of the company and how good they are at promoting within the division," he added.
Ryan hopes to have moved up to the role of assistant site manager within the next two years and his long term goal is to become a site manager.