Josh

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.