Our 2022 Apprenticeship Roles are NOW LIVE 

Click the link below to view all of our opportunities available:

Search Here

- Applications will be considered for a September 2022 start with us -

- Our application process consists of Telescreening, Online Testing *for higher only* and a final Assessment Centre -

Our exciting and innovative Apprenticeship Programmes are designed to attract and develop a diverse range of talented individuals who will contribute to the continued growth and success of our business. 

We offer a range of Apprenticeship opportunities at Bellway, whether you are working towards a L2/L3/L4 qualification or a degree with our Higher L5/L6 opportunities, you will develop invaluable experience, and build the skills and behaviours that you will see make a real difference at Bellway. 

We provide you with technical expertise, professional skills and ongoing support to be the best you can be!

During our Apprenticeship Programme, you will:

  • Achieve a nationally recognised qualification

  • Gain transferable skills such as leadership and communication

  • Work for a five star housebuilder

  • Build a network of like minded professionals

  • Improve your knowledge and understanding of the housebuilding industry

Our Apprentice opportunities are registered with a college or training provider to deliver the apprenticeship framework or standard.  There are a range of delivery methods such as, attending college one day each week, an assessor delivering sessions in the workplace or distance learning. Apprentices will also have the opportunity to attend regular "skills workshops" to develop transferable skills, business knowledge, and develop a network of peer support to share best practice. We also allocate each Apprentice with a mentor in the workplace to help you settle into your role and support your ongoing development.

How does it all work?

  • Intial Induction - meet your manager, mentor and peer cohort whilst learning about Bellway Homes.

  • Learning Provider Induction - meet your learning provider, this could be in college, workplace or distant learning. 

  • On the job training and onboarding

  • Workshops focussing on communication

  • Workshops focussing on managing self

  • Workshops focussing on leadership and life skills

  • End of Programme - we love to celebrate your success with an event! 

What Roles?

Our programme this year will include a variety of roles at a variety of levels, some of these roles include:

Construction and Trades

  • Bricklaying

  • Carpentry and Joinery

  • Plumbing and Heating

  • Trainee Assistant Site Management

Technical and Commercial

  • Engineering

  • Buying

  • Architectural

Business and Finance

  • Business Administration

  • Assistant Accountancy (AAT)

  • Customer Care

  • Sales

5% Club

5% club

To demonstrate our commitment to supporting apprenticeships, Bellway is a member of the 5% club. This is a movement of employers working to create ‘earn and learn’ skills training opportunities across the UK by driving the recruitment of apprentices and graduates.

 

DON'T MISS A FANTASTIC OPPORTUNITY TO BUILD AN EXCITING FUTURE WITH BELLWAY! 

Our 2022 Apprenticeship Roles are NOW live, all roles are available to view using the following link:

APPLY NOW

Testimonials

Hear what some of our apprentices have to say about working at Bellway:

Caitlin

Caitlin

Job Title: Trainee Quantity Surveyor

Division/Department: North West - Commercial

Length of time at Bellway: 1 year

What is the most interesting thing about working for Bellway, and about the work you do?

The most interesting thing about working for Bellway is speaking and dealing with a range of people from different trades, professions and backgrounds on a day to day basis.

What are three benefits you’ve discovered about working here that you weren’t aware of when you started?

Three benefits I have discovered since working at Bellway are:

  • Being enrolled onto a college course to learn about Quantity Surveying and all building aspects. Which then in turn helps me to ask for advice when returning to the office from the members of staff I work with.
  • Learning about building products and systems and then being able to go to site to see these items being put into practice.
  • Cost Control! Since being at Bellway I have become increasingly aware of checking subcontractor’s payment applications for accuracy. This is both a benefit to myself and Bellway. As time has gone on I have become much more confident in speaking with subcontractors and other stakeholders.

What advice would you give a job seeker who’s thinking about applying for a role with us?

Initially I thought that the construction industry was more male dominant, however since working at Bellway this is not the case as in Commercial alone I work with six women. Everyone is always there to help if you need guidance, pass on there on their knowledge and experience in their role.

If you were a Bellway house type what would you be and why?  

Currently, I would class myself as a Blacksmith –   2 Story, 2 Bedroom 643ft as I am new to the industry and starting out in my career. My ambition as I grow and gain experience within the company and the industry is to aim higher than our current largest house type which is The Draper -   2 Story, 5 Bedroom 2243ft2.

George

George

Job Title: Technical Coordinator

Division/Department: Kent - Technical

Length of time at Bellway: 3 Years, 10 Months.

I left school when I was 17 and came straight to Bellway as a Trainee Technical Assistant. I was given my first site within just under 1.5yrs of being here, with the support of two Technical Managers – that site has just completed actually which is a great achievement and fantastic experience for me!

What is the most interesting thing about working for Bellway, and about the work you do?

  • Interacting with a project team in order to achieve targets
  • Interacting with Technical colleagues to further my knowledge and understanding of Technical related matters.

What are three benefits you’ve discovered about working here that you weren’t aware of when you started?

  • Developing relationships and communication skills
  • Developing knowledge and ability to solve issues
  • Opportunity for progression and to take on more responsibility.

What advice would you give a job seeker who’s thinking about applying for a role with us?

I would highly recommend applying for a job with Bellway, it’s a great place to gain experience while learning – especially for early careers and apprenticeships.

If you were a Bellway house type what would you be and why?

The Quilter; which has a balanced front elevation and internal layout. I strive to have a balanced outlook when making decisions and problem solving.

Josh

Josh

Job Title: Bricklaying Apprentice

Division/Department: North East

Length of time at Bellway: 8 Months

What is the most interesting thing about working for Bellway, and about the work you do?

There are so many different interesting things I do at Bellway within my job…

As an apprentice bricklayer, I have gained a vast range skills/experiences within the last 8 months. I have to utilise a variety of different mathematical skills in order to get the right measurements and sizes for the bricks, blocks, and many more materials. The most interesting thing (and also the thing that I enjoy the most) about working for Bellway, is that I get to read the plans for the build and figure out what I need before I start the job. This allows me to solve any potential obstacles before they arise. Another thing that really interests me, is being involved in the step by step process from the plot foundations, right up to a completed property.

What are three benefits you’ve discovered about working here that you weren’t aware of when you started?

Three benefits I discovered about working for Bellway are:

  1. As an employee of Bellway, you can invest into stocks and shares within the company after 6 months. They also provide a discounted share price for all employees every year from the current share price, which is a really good benefit!
  2. Another thing I have discovered is that you don’t have to just stay at the one certain trade. Bellway will support you and give you the option to progress within the company, and achieve further qualifications, and move into different roles. For example, if you would like to become a site foreman, Bellway will support you to achieve that goal. Bellway give great opportunities to progress on the career path.
  3. Last but not least, some employees qualify for weekly travel reimbursement. This covers the cost of travel and travel time to the site. It is a great benefit to some people – Apprentices in particular!

What advice would you give a job seeker who’s thinking about applying for a role with us?

As someone who is fairly new to construction, I would definitely suggest giving it a go. My advice to anyone would be to try it before you pass it. I would never have thought I’d like it as much as I do, and Bellway has given me a lot of different opportunities to gain more skills within my apprenticeship/career.

Working for Bellway isn’t just about construction, it is about the people you meet, and the doors that you can open to progress. Everyone I work with, will always go the extra mile to help out, and make sure I do things right, even if it’s just that I’ve got the right tools for the job!

If you’re hard working, and don't mind getting your hands dirty, I would definitely recommend a career in construction with Bellway. They are one of the biggest housebuilding companies in the UK, and they always strive for success, and support their employees to achieve realistic goals.

If you were a Bellway house type what would you be and why?

If I were to be a Bellway house type, then I would be “The Shipwright”, as I love to travel, and have already been to 13 different countries, and 7 different states in America. Throughout my time travelling, I have encountered many different life changing experiences, and cultures. My dream would to be able to get a recreational pilot’s license one day.

James

James

Job Title: Apprentice Joiner

Division/Department: North East

Length of time at Bellway: 20 Months

What is the most interesting thing about working for Bellway, and about the work you do?

The most interesting thing about working for Bellway is that you get to watch the development of a house from foundation all the way to CML inspection, you also have the opportunity to work with a diverse group of people; learning to work as a team and finding out each other’s strengths and weaknesses.

The thing I find most interesting about my line of work, is how challenging some jobs can be where you’re able to push yourself to overcome any obstacles and then see how well the finished product looks when you’re all done.

What are three benefits you’ve discovered about working here that you weren’t aware of when you started?

There are plenty of benefits working for Bellway however my top three are: the share save scheme which allows you to deposit money out of your weekly wage into a savings account which you can then use to accumulate shares in Bellway. Another one is you are able to work weekends when they are offered by the Site Managers which is a massive help if you need the extra cash. Finally, and most importantly, the fact that you can progress through the ranks at Bellway all the way from an apprentice up to site manager and then eventually a director if you are with the company long enough.

What advice would you give a job seeker who’s thinking about applying for a role with us?

The best advice I can give is just go for it. You will never know if you like it unless you try it and that was what I did and I ended up loving my job and everyday I genuinely wake up happy to come to work. Another piece of advice would be to talk to someone in the construction industry, this will allow you to understand what actually happens on site and you’ll get to understand the benefits of working as a part of a construction team.

If you were a Bellway house type what would you be and why?

I would be "The Gilder" and the reasoning behind that is because I believe it shows the 3 stages of Bellway, Apprentice - ground floor, then you work up to being qualified - 1st floor and once you’ve passed that you can eventually become Management - 2nd floor.