Robert Volosyanko will join 12 other graduates across the UK on our 2023 Graduate Development Programme, helping to develop and futureproof talent in the property sector.
With around 15% of our overall workforce as trainees, each year we employ graduates from across the UK, as they continue to inspire the next generation into housebuilding and help bridge the skills-gap.
Robert, from Bradford, is participating in the Divisional Graduate Development Programme and will be based at our Yorkshire head office in Wakefield.
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.
“I spent the last three years living and studying in Bristol and, although I loved it there, I wanted to return and start my career in Yorkshire after university,” said Robert, who attained a BSc Economics and Finance at The University of Bristol.
“I like the prospect of creating spaces where people would want to live, work and grow. I also like the tangible results you get in this industry, from seeing a development through from start to finish.”
Helping to bolster the industry with new talent, the programme gives graduates like Robert a breadth of valuable experience while providing mentorship by some of the most experienced and knowledgeable people in housebuilding.
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.
“To be in a rotational role in this industry as someone who is also just starting their career is fantastic because it’s helping me visualise my long-term career goals,” said Robert.
“I think it speaks volumes that the colleagues I work with, who were previous graduates on rotation, have stayed on in the industry for over 20 years after finding what suited them best. The sector encompasses a wide range of roles so there really is something for everyone.”
Karen Jones, our HR director, said: “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 our website.