James

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.