Persimmon Homes Tips and Advice

Persimmon Homes Tips and Advice

The Combat to Construction Programme

New Combat to Construction 2018

Traineeship in Bricklaying & Carpentry

The C2C programme is a Persimmon Homes initiative aimed at service leavers seeking to transfer their existing skills into a second career within the house building industry. We will employ and train you to the nationally required standard, pay you an industry leading wage during your training, leading to a recognised trade in Bricklaying or Carpentry. With over 400 developments throughout England there are plenty of opportunities throughout 2018!

The Role

Successful applicants will start with their local employing region, commencing with a period of induction at their designated site. Soon after joining they will be required to attend a two week residential training course where your formal training will begin.

We will arrange and pay for all your accommodation whilst at the college, unless you live within commutable distance.

C2C is an apprenticeship framework to NVQ Level 2 in either Bricklaying or Carpentry. This is the CITB industry recognised standard leading to recognised Tradesperson status. The formal training element of the apprenticeship will last up to 18 months however, with hard work and commitment you could be competent & earning more in a shorter time.

During your first 12 months you will spend most of your time on-site but will be required to attend a further 5 block weeks at college (this will be on the same terms as the initial 2 weeks with accommodation provided).

This traineeship will attract an industry leading wage of £16,224 pa (£8.00ph) during training. Once you achieve a suitable standard and become qualified we anticipate your salary will be considerably more. You will also receive a permanent full time contract of employment from day one.

Essential Requirements

  1. A genuine desire and interest to learn your trade
  2. Able to carry out the required duties of your trade
  3. Car or bike licence with the ability to travel to site
  4. Willing to achieve a qualification and attend residential block weeks at a training college.

Preferred additional skills

An experience of working in a construction environment or experience of construction training would be desirable but not essential.

To Apply

We have scheduled intakes every month throughout 2018. Please include in your application an up to date CV and a covering letter that indicates why you believe that Persimmon Homes should employ you.


  1. Your trade choice (if any).
  2. Your address, DoB, and contact details.
  3. The date you can start work.

Please be aware that failure to disclose the above information could cause your application to be delayed.