Leading premium housebuilder Redrow has welcomed 13 graduates to its 2023 Graduate Development Programme, helping to develop and futureproof talent in the property sector.
With around 15% of its overall workforce as trainees, each year Redrow employs graduates from across the UK, as they continue to inspire the next generation into housebuilding and help bridge the skills-gap. The two-year Graduate Development Programme nurtures leadership capabilities and the skills needed to build a successful career in construction.
Peter Kucins-cann, became interested in housebuilding when he was a painter and decorator and joined Redrow’s programme this year after attending the University of Lancashire. He explains: “I knew that Redrow was a well-established housebuilder with many career progression opportunities. So, when the opportunity came, I knew that it was the right one for me.”
Peter is one of the graduates participating in the Divisional Graduate Development Programme. During their first year, the cohort will rotate around every area of the business, allowing them to discover their strengths and where their interests lie. Whether completing a land appraisal, selling a home, or reviewing a technical drawing, graduates are immersed in diverse experiences before deciding what they would like to specialise in for their final year. Graduates can also join the Construction based programme which gives them the opportunity to work on a Redrow development site overseeing the physical build process of homes.
Peter continues: “I’ve already visited a number of Redrow sites in Lancashire, attended various meetings and been given tasks from the commercial department to complete, which has given me great insight into how everyone works together.”
Helping to bolster the industry with new talent, the programme gives graduates like Peter a breadth of valuable experience while providing mentorship by some of the most experienced and knowledgeable people in housebuilding. Development workshops also support graduates to hone their soft and professional skills.
Karen Jones, Redrow’s HR Director, explains: “In order to tackle the UK’s housing shortage, it is necessary that we address the industry’s recruitment challenges and develop talent early on. Redrow’s Graduate Development Programme provides a pipeline of highly skilled and experienced people who will lead the industry into the future. In fact, many of our former graduates are now working as directors across the business. This year, we’re excited to have welcomed our new graduates to the Redrow family and look forward to seeing what their careers hold.”
The Graduate Development Programme is part of Redrow’s ongoing commitment to developing colleagues at every stage of their career. All colleagues across the business have the opportunity to improve their skills and grow their careers through a wide range of training programmes.
For more information about Redrow’s career opportunities, please visit: www.redrowplc.co.uk/careers/early-careers/graduates/