Renowned national housebuilder, Redrow Homes, has recently recruited a host of new graduates as part of its two-year Graduate Rotational Programme.
Will Morgan, 23 from Newport, is a Civil Engineering graduate and joined the South Wales team in September 2017. During his first year Will will spend time in a variety of departments such as Land, Technical, Construction, Commercial, Sales and Customer Service before deciding which division he’d like to permanently work in.
Will said: “I’m currently on my first rotation in the Technical department and have been picking up work from Project Managers as well as gaining work experience with our consultants. One of the best aspects about the programme is the flexibility; we are able to tailor the programme to suit our own individual interests.”
Like many young adults, Will was unsure where he wanted to go with his career and began looking into graduate schemes within the property sector.
“Working in the housebuilding industry appealed to me because I like the idea of helping to tackle the current housing crisis in the UK,” said Will. “When looking at my options, Redrow’s Rotational Programme stood out as it was offering exposure in each department and there was an insistence on maintaining a high-quality product.”
Throughout the course of the programme graduates are given the opportunity to attend numerous training courses and visit Redrow’s Head Office to speak with central departments such as Sustainability, Finance and Legal.
Will continued: “I have already signed up to around 20 training days, of which I have currently completed half. The training opportunities have been fantastic and allowed me to understand the process and reasoning behind the work we do for each department.
“Although I have only been a part of the Redrow team for a short while, there are several people that I see not only as my colleagues, but also my friends. On numerous occasions I will sit down with a colleague and they will take hours out of their busy schedule to help me understand various topics. It has been a steep learning curve for me since arriving, and the process has been made much less daunting by being surrounded by such a supportive team.”
Kate Lacey, Area Sales Manager at Redrow Homes South Wales, said: “Will is an excellent example of how successful and beneficial our Graduate Rotational Programme can be. Each regional office tries to take on one or two Rotational Graduates a year, and students meet regularly for training sessions.
“The scheme offers graduates such a broad variety of work experience and it’s fantastic to see how each graduate uses our programme to pave their own future. We see a huge advantage in investing in today’s younger generation and look forward to welcoming more graduates to the Redrow team soon.”