Karl and Rebecca Impressed by Apprentice Development

Karl and Rebecca Impressed by Apprentice Development

Nurturing the next generation of construction talent is key to Wain Homes’ commitment to quality and personal development and we are proud to give young people valuable experience in the housebuilding industry.


A great example is Phillip Wallace from Blackpool who joined Wain Homes as a bricklaying apprentice in September 2022.


Everybody in the Wain Homes construction team has been impressed with Phillip’s dedication, skills and willingness to learn over the past year-and-a-half and contracts manager, Karl Richmond and construction secretary, Rebecca Barrett were recently invited to Blackpool & The Fylde College for a tour to meet Phillip’s tutors and see examples of his course work.


Both were so impressed with the quality of work demonstrated by all the young people that we are currently exploring ways to give more of the bricklaying apprentices meaningful work experience on our North West development sites.

Karl said: “Phil is making steady progress on site throughout his bricklaying apprenticeship and is showing all of the attributes it takes to successfully complete his course.  All of Phil’s colleagues describe him as punctual and helpful on site; he is always keen to learn and is a pleasure to work with.  He has a bright future in the construction industry.”


Phillip has gained real-life experience on two of our developments in Lancashire – Pinfold Manor in Broughton, Preston and Linley Grange in Stalmine, near Poulton-le-Fylde – and he is due to complete his apprenticeship in June 2025.


Rebecca added: “An apprenticeship not only teaches the practical and technical skills to work in the construction industry but also develops the personal skills, such as self-motivation, positive attitude and effective communication.


“It is a fantastic way to learn and we look forward to continuing to support all our apprentices as they progress through their apprenticeships.”