One Step Beyond for Wain Carpentry Apprentices

One Step Beyond for Wain Carpentry Apprentices

Four of our carpentry apprentices in the South West learnt the skills of professional kitchen installation as part of Wain Homes’ ‘One Step Before, One Step Beyond’ programme.

Aimed at teaching the next generation of tradespeople to build homes in unison, ‘One Step Before, One Step Beyond’ allows our apprentices to learn about the demands and processes of various trades, giving them a more holistic understanding of the process of building a new home.

Under the watchful eye of our kitchen fitter, Dominic Huckle, apprentices Max Haines, Matthew Watson, Archie Wells, Alex Marsh and Liam Buzza helped fit a beautifully designed Wain Homes kitchen.

And as part of our efforts to reduce and manage waste responsibly, the apprentices then spent a day with Cornwall Waste Solutions, where they followed the journey of waste kitchen construction materials from the development site to the recycling centre, learning about the importance of waste reduction, reuse and recycling and health and safety.

Ashley Acton, Assistant Contracts Manager at Wain Homes South West, devised the ‘One step Before, One Step Beyond’ initiative with the objective of giving young tradespeople the correct mindset for building homes efficiently from the start of their careers.

Ashley said: “Thanks to both Dominic and to Shane Beadle of Cornwall Waste Solutions, our apprentices picked up new joinery skills and a wider understanding of waste management, vital to their development as carpenters.

“Collaboration, sharing and trust are key aspects of our One Wain values and the kitchen project has been a great example of teams working together and sharing knowledge for the benefit of others.

Shane Beadle, Director at Cornwall Waste Solutions, added: “The apprentices we had were all really engaged about the site sustainability when we discussed waste management with all trades, and it was great to listen to how the waste hierarchy will be applied as the re using of the materials was a key part of keeping waste costs down.”