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Community News
Fri 3rd Jan

Dylan's Carpentry Apprenticeship

Dylan's Carpentry Apprenticeship

We are committed to building futures when we build new homes. We create apprenticeships, traineeships and job opportunities - working with local schools and community groups.

Our new St Mellons development will provide 33 new affordable homes and earlier this year we welcomed a third apprentice on site.

We caught up with Dylan to find out about his experience so far.

“I have always wanted to be a carpenter and follow in my Grandad’s footsteps where from a young age he encouraged me to play with pieces of wood and help him out with small carpentry tasks.

I enrolled at Cardiff and Vale College straight from school and I am now in my second year of my apprenticeship, spending four days on site and one day at college a week. My apprenticeship is hosted by Yprentice - an organisation that ensures I will get all the experience I need to complete my qualifications. Some developments only have 6 or 8 months of carpentry work, however I am able to transfer across placements so I that meet the course requirements.

I am currently working on Taff’s new development which is being built by CJ Contrustion. As a carpentry apprentice I have been carrying out tasks such as stud walls in the 1st fix and kitchens during the 2nd fix.

I have been offered a job with a sub-contractor through my Taff placement and once this housing development is finished I will start working directly for them where they will sponsor me through my NVQ Level 3.

I would recommend an apprenticeship through Taff and would encourage others to give it a go. I’m glad I did!”

If you would like to find out more about a careers in construction, please contact Senior Community Investment Office Clare on 029 2025 9146 or email clare.dickinson@taffhousing.co.uk

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