Redrow recognised as top 100 apprenticeship employer for record fifth successive year
Redrow’s award-winning apprenticeship and trainee schemes are industry-leading and in 2017 alone 353 trainees joined its workforce, a 19% increase on 2016. As a member of the 5% Club, Redrow is committed to having apprentices, graduates or sponsored students make up at least 5% of the workforce in the next five years. In practice, the business already goes far beyond this and 17% of the total workforce are trainees.
Redrow is also committed to supporting more women into the construction industry. Almost a quarter of trainees – 22% – are female – significantly higher than the National House-Building Council’s (NHBC) industry average of 14%. Redrow’s apprentices can pursue training across all parts of the business including quantity surveying, designing, civil engineering as well as other skilled roles on site and in Redrow’s offices across the country.
Karen Jones, Group HR Director at Redrow and Trustee at the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), comments: “We are proud that our hard work to develop the next generation of construction industry workers and equip existing colleagues with the skills needed to succeed in the sector has been recognised at the National Apprenticeship Awards for a fifth year in a row. Redrow has a long-term commitment to delivering apprenticeships in a strategic way and we are pleased to be commended.
“Our award-winning apprenticeship training enables new entrants into the housebuilding industry to develop the aptitude, attitude and skills needed to succeed in a fast moving and competitive sector. Our apprenticeship offer encompasses the whole business. This ensures that young people have the opportunity to kick-start their careers and progress in the role that they are best suited for, from highly skilled trades on site to working in our head office.”
Elizabeth Gibbs, Painting and Decorating Apprentice at Redrow, comments: “I have loved every minute of my apprenticeship at Redrow and it’s great to learn the business’ apprenticeship programmes are recognised outside the industry too. I couldn’t have hoped to join a better team to learn my trade. I am out on site developing my skills every day and my peers and teachers have been so welcoming and taught me so much. Once I’ve completed my qualifications in painting and decorating I hope to continue my career with the business and progress into management.”
Nurturing the next generation of construction industry talent has been central to Redrow’s business since inception. Founder and Chairman Steve Morgan CBE is passionate about supporting more young people into the sector and recently met with Redrow apprentices and graduates to learn about their career aspirations and to answer any questions they have about the business. With Redrow CEO, John Tutte, chairing the Home Building Skills Partnership and Karen Jones, Group HR Director, serving as a Trustee at the CITB the business is using its experience to help shape skills training in the wider housebuilding industry too.
If you are interested in pursuing a career at Redrow please visit: www.redrowcareers.co.uk
Redrow was established in 1974. Today, it is one of the most successful and acclaimed property developers in the UK, building over 5,400 premium quality family homes a year in prime locations across England and Wales. Over Redrow’s history spanning more than 40 years, it has earned a unique reputation for quality and building beautiful homes, which people love to live in. To help achieve this it also focusses on two other key areas: valuing people and creating outstanding locations. Implementing its strategy whilst engaging with colleagues and stakeholders helps Redrow deliver significant value to investors and the wider community. Redrow is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 250 index. For the year ended 30th June 2017, the Group reported record revenues of £1.65 billion. Redrow has been awarded the ‘Best Large Housebuilder’ title twice in the last three years at the What House? Awards. This year, Redrow was named as a UK Top 100 Apprenticeship Employer for the fourth consecutive year. Visit redrow.co.uk for more details.