The Jelson Academy

Jelson Homes highly values its team members and looks forward to welcoming building apprentices into its apprenticeship programme. Our apprentices and trainees are very important members of the Jelson team and several of them have stayed on with us to continue to grow their career.

Whether you’re looking to learn a trade on-site or want an office-based career, we look forward to helping more young people take their first steps into a career in construction every year.

Working with our partner training providers means that our apprentices gain the very best of both worlds: weekly, classroom-based lectures by inspirational teachers at college, and on-the-job experience at one of our new housing developments, learning from our very own highly skilled professionals.

Explore more about our apprenticeship programmes and the apprenticeship experience in our downloadable case study. You can also read some first-hand experience from some of our apprentices below.

If you’re looking to find an apprenticeship in the construction industry, get in touch to learn more about the apprenticeship jobs we have available.

Q&A with a Painting & Decorating Apprentice

Bringing new people into the industry has been exceptionally exciting. One of our painting and decorating apprentices has answered a few questions to tell us a bit more about why they’re doing an apprenticeship.

Why did you choose an apprenticeship programme?

I chose to go down the apprenticeship route because it is a great way of seeing how everything works first hand. I learn best by doing, and this approach allows me to learn from experienced professionals and try things out for myself.

I also felt like an apprenticeship was a good option because I have a mentor/supervisor who provides guidance and support when I am working. It also helps to earn money while I am learning, which keeps me motivated.

Why did you choose Jelson for your apprenticeship?

I chose Jelson, because the company has a good reputation and a successful apprenticeship programme. After doing some research into the company, I knew that Jelson would be an amazing way to kickstart my career in painting and decorating. Learning from professional tradesmen who can teach me everything I need to know about my trade is very exciting.

What are you looking forward to the most?

I am looking forward to being given the opportunity to work with experienced tradespeople and gaining a range of perspectives on techniques. I am also looking forward to working on different sites around the county. I am really excited about the future with Jelson, and I feel like there are great things to come.

Interview with a Carpentry and Joinery Apprentice

The aim of our apprenticeships is to support young people on their journey into the construction industry. We spoke to one of our previous apprentices who has continued to develop their career with Jelson Homes.

Why did you choose an apprenticeship?

I always enjoyed making things and helping out with DIY projects at home. An apprenticeship felt like the perfect way to turn that passion into a real career.

What was your favourite part of your apprenticeship?

Being able to learn new skills in something I loved.

What is your role at Jelson Homes now?

I started my apprenticeship in August 2006 and now I am a qualified carpenter and joiner. I even get to train new apprentices now; I am currently training my second apprentice who has just started his first year of a three-year course.

What do you enjoy most about your role?

I still get to learn new things and I take pride in the work I do.


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