Taylor Wimpey director visits former college to give careers talk to Colchester students


A Taylor Wimpey director visited his old college in Colchester during National Apprenticeship Week to give students an insight into careers in the construction industry.

Dean Wingfield, Production Director for Taylor Wimpey London, returned to Colchester Institute on 8th February 2024 to share with the students his invaluable knowledge and expertise gained from years of experience in the construction sector.

The presentation covered a wide range of topics aimed at empowering the next generation of
construction professionals. Students had the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of various topics such as women in construction, career paths, toolbox talks, health and safety culture and risk assessments.

Taylor Wimpey is building new homes across Essex, including at Hartford Green in Great Bentley. The development includes a mix of two, three, four and five bedroom new homes with a range of sustainable technologies such as solar panels along with the infrastructure for electric vehicle charging on, or close to, each home.

Christopher Coe, Area Head for Wood Occupations at Colchester Institute, said: “We are immensely grateful to Taylor Wimpey for hosting the thought-provoking talk for our students during National Apprenticeship Week. Dean’s presentation was both enlightening and inspiring. It offered valuable insights into the diverse aspects of the construction industry and to see it create a spark amongst our students has been truly rewarding.”

Dean Wingfield, Production Director at Taylor Wimpey London, said: "Having graduated from Colchester Institute myself, returning to inspire the students felt like coming full circle. It was a privilege to share my journey from student to industry professional and impart the valuable insights I gained along the way.

“It was inspiring to witness the enthusiasm and curiosity among students as they explored the vast opportunities within the construction industry. Taylor Wimpey’s commitment to education and mentorship remains unwavering as we continue to empower the next generation of builders and innovators.”

Hartford Green is in Weeley Road, Great Bentley, Colchester, Essex, CO7 8PD. Buyers can call 01206583441, email [email protected] or visit www.taylorwimpey.co.uk/hartford-green to find out more and book an appointment.

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