Preston’s College gives Exceptional Employer award to housebuilding company

Posted on - 14th May, 2021 - 12:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Education, Preston News
Taylor Wimpey North West have been given an award

Preston’s College has recognised Taylor Wimpey North West as an ‘Exceptional Employer 2021’ for its apprenticeship scheme.


The scheme supports and encourages young people to begin their career in the construction industry.

It has so far provided training and apprenticeship opportunities to four pupils at Preston’s College, one of who completed the scheme last year, and is now employed as a bricklayer at the company.

Read more: Deepdale man nominated in Positive Role Model category at National Diversity Awards

Mark Taylor, Head of School for Construction and the built Environment at Preston’s College, said: “For a number of years, Taylor Wimpey North West has provided support to the delivery of education, training and apprenticeships to Preston’s College.

“They have provided industry placements, apprenticeships and also social value activities in terms of recycling materials for our construction learners and ensuring the local community benefits from the construction projects and activities. 

“Taylor Wimpey has a shared passion and vision for developing communities and young people, enabling social mobility and the development of key construction skills.”

Read more: Joinery apprentices giving back with work at Moor Nook food scheme shelter

Preston’s College Employer Awards recognise the contribution, impact and success of partner employers and organisations, and allow it to celebrate and promote the work that they do in support of apprentices and its college community.

Find the latest news updates in your area below

Read moreSee the latest Preston news and headlines

Preston in pictures Keep the Pavement DryLily in full bloomStreetSessions HouseThe old & the restoredEmpty buildingThe BluebellHistorical building View more Advertisement Subscribe to the newsletter

Sign up below to receive Blog Preston's weekly newsletter. It wings its way into inboxes every Sunday rounding up our best content from the last week and a look ahead to what's happening.

Advertisement News by location

Find news by location, select an area of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.

Advertisement Categories

Find news by category, select an category of your choice to be kept up to date with the latest goings on.