Youngest apprentice ever with David Wilson Homes

A three-year-old budding truck operator has been taken on as David Wilson Homes Southern’s youngest apprentice at its newest Basingstoke development Gillies Meadow.  

Adam Blackwell is being invited to the development at various stages of build to see how the homes are progressing and will get to ‘oversee’ the construction of plot 215.

He will be able to see the plot at foundation level, when the roof goes on and then once it has been completed.

David Wilson Homes will be starting Adam a story book which will document Adam’s visits as the youngest apprentice to the development and include a timeline of the plot. 

The Sales Advisers at the development first met Adam, who lives close to the award winning development, when he made mother Emma stop outside the construction site every day without fail so that he could watch the construction vehicles in action.

Adam was presented with a toy digger, hard hat and high visibility vest last year for his third birthday and has since been invited back to see how work is moving ahead. 

'Youngest apprentice'

Emma said: “Adam is thrilled to be part of this build. The way that David Wilson Homes have reciprocated and responded to Adam's enthusiasm has been tremendous and we are grateful to them for giving him this opportunity.

“His relationship with the site to date has really stimulated his imagination and we are all excited to see how this new adventure will inspire him.  

“Adam has always been interested in construction vehicles from a very early age, but certainly since they broke ground at the development.”

According to his mother, Adam loves his new hard hat so much that he wears it almost every day and shows it to everyone he sees. He hopes to drive dumper trucks and diggers as a career when he is older.

Paul Crispin, Managing Director at David Wilson Homes Southern, said: “Here at David Wilson Homes we are not only committed to building quality homes, but to supporting the local community in and around where we build.

“Following on from Adam’s last visit, we wanted to invite him back and really give him an insight into what happens on a building site and how the homes go from foundation level to being complete.

“We are always encouraging youngsters to consider a career in construction and we are delighted that Adam is showing an interest already and is enjoying this project with us.”

Gillies Meadow is a collection of beautifully crafted two to five bedroom properties that offer a fusion of traditional and modern living to the exciting and vibrant town of Basingstoke. 

Located on Park Prewett Road, the prestigious homes have achieved a Built for Life Outstanding Award, which is only given to a handful of other sites in the country.

For more information about the youngest apprentice at Gillies Meadow or any other nearby developments please call the sales team on 0844 811 43 33 or alternatively you can visit

March 5, 2018

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