TRAINEES at family builders who are behind the Llandudno Bodafon development are offering advice to those considering a construction career.

Matthew Parry, from Prestatyn, is one of three trainees embarking on a career at Anwyl Homes

Matthew is training in site management and has already completed an NVQ Level 3 and BTEC Level 3 in construction and environment. He is now completing his NVQ Level 4 alongside a HNC in construction at Bersham College, Wrexham.

He said: “I personally believe apprenticeships have more to offer than going to university, as a company is investing in you, to provide you with the education and experience whilst working.”

Matthew, who also lives in an Anwyl home and is following in his father’s footsteps, added: “My dad has worked in the construction industry for 45 years and with Anwyl for 39 years. He started as a groundworker, working his way up to be a site manager.

“My dad has enjoyed working in construction, which influenced me to start on this career path, as I like to be challenged on a daily basis. The training opportunities Anwyl provide are very good, giving you everything you need to excel in your job. I’m currently undertaking a developing leadership and management course, which will eventually provide me with the skills that will help me manage a site.”

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All have benefitted from Anwyl’s earn and learn training schemes, which see apprentices and other trainees paid to gain work experience and recognised qualifications.

Ruby, of Mold, joined Anwyl as a HR apprentice having gained outstanding GCSEs and A-Level results. As part of her apprenticeship, she will complete a Level 3 course from the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD) in partnership with Coleg Cambria Business School.


Architectural technician Thomas joined Anwyl straight after completing his A-Levels in 2018. He has since gained a HNC in construction and the built environment and BSc (Hons) Degree from Wrexham University, from which he was presented with the ‘Outstanding Graduating Student’ Award.

He’s now furthering his career prospects by undertaking Anwyl’s ‘developing leadership’ course.

All of Anwyl’s trade and office apprenticeships combine on-the-job training with day release attendance at college and all apprentices work towards recognised qualifications.