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Trade apprentices

As a Trade Apprentice with Redrow, you will join the next generation of house builders, fulfil your passion and start gaining skills needed to build the incredible communities that Redrow are well known for. Housebuilding is an exciting industry and this is the perfect way to kick-start your career.

Your time as a Trade Apprentice will be split between working outdoors on site with an experienced tradesperson learning from their years of expertise and college based study that will leave you with the essential industry qualification. It takes time to learn the quality and skills necessary to be the best and we are looking for candidates who are willing to commit the time needed to achieve the best. 

Technical & Commercial apprentices

Design and Technical are involved in every stage of the house building process, from initial feasibility studies on a piece of land to the delivery of final layouts to our sales teams. Our commercial teams are responsible for the separate functions of 'Surveying and Purchasing’. They ensure that money spent when costing up new homes is spent wisely, and the apprentice will learn the tasks and responsibilities of roles within this function, such as Quantity Surveyors and Buyers.

In Design and Technical you will be either working towards a Level 3 Btech qualification in Construction in the Built Environment and a Level 3 NVQ in either Engineering or Design, with the option of progressing on to further education. A Commercial Apprentice will undertake a two-year development programme; studying for a Level 3 Construction Contracting Operations qualification, as well as gaining a wealth of experience from all aspects of the Commercial function in a Redrow divisional office.

Some travel may be required as part of your training and education.

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Application process


Phone screening/telephone interview


Face to face interview

I left school at 16 and began an office apprenticeship with Redrow Homes, working in all departments, as well as studying for an NVQ. I was promoted to Office Junior, where I worked with the Senior Secretary, Managing Chief Exec and the MD of the region. After a year, I undertook the Rotational Graduate Programme, and after two years of working in all departments, I decided to work on-site as a member of the Construction department.

“I became a Trainee Site Assistant, achieving an NVQ with the NHBC and learning on the job. Being a woman on site can be daunting, but with the support of my colleagues, I have progressed to my current role and am working towards the next step in my career. Redrow always believes in their staff and if you work hard, the sky’s the limit; I can’t wait to see where I progress in the future!”

Rosie Cameron, Trainee Site Assistant

I'm currently studying EAL Electrotechnical installation Level 3 as an apprentice with Redrow. This is a complete change from how I first pictured my life, from leaving school to studying AAT Accountancy and knowing nothing about electrics – yet now I am on my way to becoming a fully qualified electrician! This should happen within the next year, and it’s an amazing experience that I've had throughout my apprenticeship - one that I'll remember forever.”

Once I have completed my apprenticeship with Redrow, I will stay on with our subcontractors for a while with the hopes of opening up my own firm within the near future. Even though my journey isn't over, I'm glad I trusted my instincts in joining Redrow, and I'd like to thank the company very much indeed for the opportunity, for the support and for the trade skills that I'll keep for a lifetime.”

Jorrdaine Richards-Neville, Apprentice

While bricklaying wasn’t my first career choice, it definitely feels like the right one now, especially after my two-year apprenticeship at Redrow’s Wakefield-based Yorkshire division.  Before my apprenticeship, I did a bricklaying course at Leeds College of Building, and my tutor put me touch with Gary Woodhouse, a Project Manager and Apprentice Coordinator for Redrow’s Yorkshire division. I knew that Redrow apprenticeships had a really good reputation and that the company provides full support to all their apprentices.

“The people I’ve worked with at Redrow have been so supportive and pushed me to work harder throughout my apprenticeship. Now I’m aiming to achieve a Level Three NVQ when my apprenticeship ends this summer. It’s great to have so many options available, and I’m interested in staying with Redrow to train as a Site Manager – a career path that might not have been available had I not done a Redrow apprenticeship.”

Hamza Ahmed, Bricklayer