In-House Training

Vale Academy

The Vale Academy was set up to recruit and develop our own specialist teams and individuals also, to promote from within.

We recently brought our training in-house to continue with apprenticeships, but also, to expand the skills of our existing staff (through bespoke training) and to design, build and implement our own trainee programmes.

Vale’s success lies in our attention to detail and by investing in training; we are also investing in our future to ensure our excellent craftsmanship continues.


The Vale Academy has trainee programmes for; painting, welding, site joinery, bench joinery, concept artist, glass operative and project management, with many more in development across the business. Trainees will be provided with an excellent learning environment, as all stages of Vale’s manufacturing process are done under one roof.

Our trainees range from school leavers to graduates to people who want a change of career later in life. The programmes are designed to develop our new staff members to the “Vale standard” through the guidance and support of our qualified mentors and trainers.

A Vale trainee will join us on a 12-18 month programme, starting at the minimum wage for their age (for most programmes), and are supported and monitored throughout. Clear positive and constructive feedback is provided to enable them to achieve their goals, while Vale Garden Houses achieves its mission for succession planning and excellence.

Bespoke In-House Training

Vale run a bespoke Management Development Programme, along with one-to-one and support in management training – customer service, IT etc. This is for existing employees and is delivered by a fully qualified trainer.


In the near future, we are looking to use our Apprenticeship Levy to upskill our existing staff further to move into broader roles.

Vale is proud to offer this new area of learning and if you would like more information, please email: