A sponsorship enables you to study at leading UK universities while gaining valuable work experience. With the added benefit of financial support, mentoring and networking opportunities, the sponsorship route was taken by many of our rising stars.
If you are interested in sponsorship, please click here to complete our survey.
I started university without a sponsorship and met Taylor Woodrow at the careers day of my first term. We exchanged details and I sent over my CV and by December Taylor Woodrow came back to interview me on campus. I was asked a series of questions and thought I had done really awfully having only had 2-3 months of lectures but I made it clear I didn’t have all the answers but I was willing to learn and they recognised the potential and offered me a sponsorship with them.
Immediately I was in such a stronger position than any of the other students around me. Every year I receive financial support from Taylor Woodrow which takes away the need to work that extra bar shift and means I can focus fully on my studies. It’s not just the financial support you receive I have spoken to staff throughout the year who have called to check how my studies are going. When I selected my dissertation topic I was invited to come in to the head office for the day to talk to staff relevant to what I was writing about. When I wanted to take part in a part 3 module which required we provide our own safety boots Taylor Woodrow provided them for me.
Every summer I am guaranteed at least 8 weeks of paid work experience on top of my sponsorship money from Taylor Woodrow which means before I have graduated I already have that experience and have met future colleagues. Before I have even graduated I can say I have worked on Crossrail for two summers because you are being placed on the biggest and best projects. Much like with the summer placements, I don’t have the stress returning back to uni of having to find my graduate job because I have already signed a contract I just need to make my grades.
Contracting is definitely the route for me. I like understanding how my role fits in to the bigger process and meeting colleagues in other roles and getting to go out on site. I have loved being at university and progressing in my roles there but I look forward to what my next challenges will be when I graduate next year. As I progress with my career, I want to encourage others, particularly women to join this profession.
Apprenticeships & Technical Trainees
Apprenticeships are an ideal way to development your skills and progress your career. We sponsor a wide range of high-quality apprenticeships across many disciplines, including building services and maintenance, electrical, plumbing, facilities management, cleaning and business and administration.
As well as working with our own teams, you will have the chance to spend time with the companies we partner. What’s more, you will work towards an NVQ qualification supported by the National Apprenticeship Scheme’s on-the-job training.
If you are interested in an apprenticeship or technical training, submit your CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
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