You’re hired! Taylor Wimpey takes on two new apprentices in East Midlands thanks to improving property market

With demand for brand new homes in the region continuing to gather pace, the leading housebuilder is keen to ensure it has the resources in place to meet the requirements of property-seekers.

And by joining the Taylor Wimpey team at an early age, 18-year-old Frazer, from Leicester, and 17-year-old Warren, from Syston, can gain the skills and expertise to develop successful careers in the industry while helping to make sure the area’s need for high-quality housing is fulfilled in the years to come.

The pair will hope to follow in the footsteps of successful apprentice Rob Castka (20), from Kettering, who has gone on to become a management trainee with Taylor Wimpey East Midlands after a completing a three-year apprenticeship.

During his training period, Rob twice won the Taylor Wimpey Apprentice of the Year and received a Silver Trowel bricklaying prize from Moulton College in Northamptonshire.

Steve Farmer, Managing Director of Taylor Wimpey East Midlands, says:

"We’re delighted to welcome Frazer and Warren to our highly-experienced construction team as an investment in the future of our company and the housing needs of the East Midlands people.

"Industry analysts have been telling us for months that confidence is returning to the property market, and there can be no clearer evidence that this is the case than the need to recruit more workers and create new jobs.

"This is also good news for buyers because, with house prices on the increase, now is the perfect time to invest in a brand new property and watch its value grow."

According to the latest figures from the Halifax, national house prices rose for the fourth successive month in October – and yet the cost of the average home remains significantly lower than at the same point in 2008*.

Mortgage lending is also on the increase, with home loan approvals 81 per cent higher** in September than in the previous month.

For buyers in the East Midlands, Taylor Wimpey offers a range of money-saving incentives to make investing in a brand new home even easier, including schemes aimed at first-time purchasers and those with a house to sell. Incentives can be tailored to the homebuyers’ individual circumstances and are subject to availability, with further details are available from the Sales Executive at each development.

Taylor Wimpey <http://www.taylorwimpey.co.uk/> , George Wimpey <http://www.georgewimpey.co.uk/>  and Bryant <http://www.bryant.co.uk/> Homes offer a choice of one and two-bedroom apartments and three, four and five-bedroom houses. New developments in the East Midlands regions are located as follows:

DERBYSHIRE

Highfields, Derby Tel: 0845 672 8430

Q, Chester Green Tel: 0845 239 1815

The Park, Leabrooks Tel: 0845 239 1913

LEICESTERSHIRE

The Fairway, Humberstone Tel: 0845 672 3811

Peartree View, Loughborough Tel: 0845 672 3805

NORTHAMPTONSHIRE

Appleton Gate, Oakley Hay Tel: 0845 239 2027

Doddington Grange, Wellingborough Tel: 0845 672 3871

Mawsley Village, Northampton Tel: 0845 688 1355

Poppyfields, Corby Tel: 0845 688 1363

South Wood, Stanion Tel: 0845 688 1360

St Crispin, Duston Tel: 0845 672 3864

NOTTINGHAMSHIRE

Bailiwicks Court, Linby Tel: 0845 672 3935

Brackens Court, Nottingham Tel: 0845 239 1712

Trent Mills, Long Eaton Tel: 0845 672 3900

Chaworth Gardens, Ravenshead Tel: 0845 672 3949

Chestnut Grove, Nottingham Tel: 0845 672 3878

The Avenue, Nottingham
Tel: 0845 688 1377

Information on all Taylor Wimpey developments across the region is also available by calling 0116 281 6470, or by visiting the website at www.taylorwimpey.co.uk

* According to the Halifax house price index, UK house prices increased 1.2% month-on-month in October 2009 – a 4.7% decrease on October 2008.