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Redrow to take on technical trainees

Redrow Homes is looking to recruit young people with a passion for design or an enthusiasm for engineering. 

The UK housebuilder has created brand new posts for technical trainees at each of its housing divisions across England and Wales.

At a time when youth unemployment remains high – still above 950,000 at the last count – these are real jobs with proper training. Redrow will begin recruiting in July and believes the posts would be most suited to school or college leavers

Richard Beadsmoore, group training & development manager, says: “Successful candidates will need at least five GCSEs, including maths and  English and may even have studied for A levels but decided they don’t want to go on to university.

“The positions will focus on the design and engineering aspects of our business and trainees will get the opportunity to follow a structured learning programme while working alongside our team of experienced professionals.”

The initial technical trainee positions will be available at Redrow offices in Wakefield, Chorley, Ewloe, Tamworth, Northampton, Bristol, Cardiff, and Basildon.

Roles will focus on aspects of designing Redrow developments, including planning and drawing site layouts, as well as engineering design for roads, sewers and utilities to service the new homes on those developments.

In addition to receiving structured on the job training, successful applicants will be able to continue their studies on a day release basis, ideally studying for a BTEC National or Higher National Diploma qualification.

Redrow has one of the industry’s best records for training and developing its staff, with a particular commitment to nurturing young talent through apprenticeships, under-graduate work placements and post-graduate training.

“We are a progressive, proactive company, with a passion for delivering quality developments and exceptional customer service. We cannot do this unless we ensure that the business has the people and skills it needs to thrive and survive, hence our commitment to training and development at all levels,” Richard adds.

Redrow is liaising directly with local schools and colleges about the vacancies but people interested in applying can also email their CV to recruitment@redrow.co.uk before July 5.

For more information visit the website: www.redrowplc.co.uk Redrow Homes is one of the UK’s leading house builders, operating across England and Wales, with a strong emphasis on high quality family housing in prime locations. Its New Heritage Collection of family homes combines traditional looking, ‘Arts & Crafts’ influenced exteriors with bright, modern, high specification interiors. Established more than 35 years, the company has won numerous awards over the years. Redrow received a 5* Award in the Home Builder Federation (HBF) annual customer satisfaction survey in 2011, 2012 and 2013; collected the Silver award in the Large Housebuilder category of the 2012 What House? awards; and its ‘Share a little bit of joy’ campaign was named best marketing initiative at the 2012 Housebuilder Awards.  Web: www.redrow.co.uk.