First class graduate Toby joins us to "build communities"
When one of our newest recruits, first-class honours Business Management graduate Toby Savidge, was looking at career opportunities, his ambition was to be part of building communities.
Toby, who comes from Newport in south Wales, joined our graduate scheme last month after considering a career in either transport or housebuilding because of the role they have in building communities.
“I want to be part of creating strong communities in Wales, and both housebuilding and public transport are key to that,”he said.
“I grew up on a Redrow development and saw first-hand how my community developed, and so it was natural to look at their graduate scheme. When I saw how much real experience and ongoing training you get, the company’s commitment to creating thriving communities, and mentoring from a senior leader within the business, it felt like there would be real investment from them as well as from me.”
The two-year rotational programme, designed to give rounded experience of the profession, will see him working on projects as part of the construction, land and planning, technical and commercial teams.
His first stint is with the construction team at our De Clare Gardens development at Hendredenny in Caerphilly. With construction about to start at our Parc y Coleg development in Caerleon, where Toby went to school, one of his first priorities will also be to visit the local junior football club to see how we can support its development plans.
“We’re really looking for our future leaders when we recruit our graduates, and we’re delighted that we’ve been able to attract someone of Toby’s calibre,”said Toby’s line manager, south Wales planning director, Jane Carpenter.
“Not only is he clearly very talented, he is so committed to and passionate about the same things as we are – building thriving communities – which makes for the perfect cultural fit.
“And we’re delighted to be able to retain talent like Toby’s here in Wales by offering a great way to start a career.”