Academy

Welcome to our award winning Academy. To support our industry leading strategic target of 10% of our apprentices making up our workforce, recruiting & retaining talented people is vital to the future success of Ian Williams and the construction and property maintenance industries.

Our Academy manages Ian Williams’ significant investment in its people so they can succeed in their roles, prepare for future roles and enjoy high quality creative training.

Applications for 2024 go live on Monday 29th April.

The Ian Williams Academy was set up in 2016 to manage Ian Williams’ significant investment in its people so they can succeed in their roles, prepare for future careers and enjoy high quality, creative training. With a culture ingrained in a commitment to direct delivery, Ian Williams has always recognised that recruitment and development of talent is fundamental to its future success. Through our Apprenticeship and Trainee Surveyor schemes, the Academy represents a sustainable commitment to developing and retaining the best talent, and building a robust talent pool.

The Academy has been recognised by National Housing Maintenance Forum Best Apprenticeship Scheme 2018 and 2021, Rising Star 2023 and Apprentice of the Year 2024.

Applications for 2024 go live on Monday 29th April.

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Our Academy Stories

Competition success for Maidstone Apprentices

Huge congratulations to our apprentices Leo Bryer and Molly Platts who achieved third and fourth place respectively in the KFE4SKILLS24…

Huge congratulations to our apprentices Leo Bryer and Molly Platts who achieved third and fourth place respectively in the KFE4SKILLS24…

Meet the Recruitment Team

It seems fitting that for International Women’s Day and to mark the end of National Careers Week, we introduce you…

It seems fitting that for International Women’s Day and to mark the end of National Careers Week, we introduce you…

Getting noticed for the job you want

This week is National Careers Week, an event focused on growing skills to get a successful career. In support of…

This week is National Careers Week, an event focused on growing skills to get a successful career. In support of…

Apprentice reels get commended

We loved the National Apprenticeship Weeks reels so much from our apprentices we rewarded Max, Brad and Owen with vouchers…

We loved the National Apprenticeship Weeks reels so much from our apprentices we rewarded Max, Brad and Owen with vouchers…

Celebrating apprentice achievements over the years

Here at Ian Williams our apprentices have had plenty to celebrate over the years. From the Qualification Celebration Lunches, where…

Here at Ian Williams our apprentices have had plenty to celebrate over the years. From the Qualification Celebration Lunches, where…

Congratulations to Joel Smith

Congratulations to our apprentice Joel Smith on being awarded with Higher Construction Apprentice of the Year! What an achievement. Well…

Congratulations to our apprentice Joel Smith on being awarded with Higher Construction Apprentice of the Year! What an achievement. Well…

Helping apprentices build skills

Today, as part of National Apprenticeship Week we’re showcasing how we help Build skills for the Ian Williams Apprentices, whether…

Today, as part of National Apprenticeship Week we’re showcasing how we help Build skills for the Ian Williams Apprentices, whether…

A day in the life of an apprentice Owen Foskett

Last but certainly not least is Owen Foskett who shows us what a typical day in the life of an electrical…

Last but certainly not least is Owen Foskett who shows us what a typical day in the life of an electrical…

A day in the life of an apprentice Brad Harwood

Our second typical day in the life of an apprentice video comes from Brad Harwood, who is a multi-trade apprentice,…

Our second typical day in the life of an apprentice video comes from Brad Harwood, who is a multi-trade apprentice,…

A day in the life of an apprentice Max Birch

It’s Apprentice Wednesday and we’re sharing a typical Day in the life of an apprentice so you can see first-hand…

It’s Apprentice Wednesday and we’re sharing a typical Day in the life of an apprentice so you can see first-hand…

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