Despite challenges the construction industry has faced during the last 12 months and ongoing economic uncertainty, we remain confident and have welcomed 11 new trainees as part of our ongoing commitment to investing in and developing young talent.
Developing future talent has been a long-term aim for us and in the past 10 months we have recruited four Trainee Assistant Site Managers, five Trainee Sales Executives, one Trainee Quantity Surveyor and a Technical Trainee, and the ambitious individuals have already started their housebuilding careers at sites across the North West, North East, Cumbria and Scotland.
Despite the challenges faced during 2020, we launched our trainee programme with the aim of recruiting the brightest and most passionate people across our regions. This programme underlines our commitment to investing in regional skills and we received a record number of applications, with the 11 recruits beating off stiff competition to secure their positions.
As a growing housebuilder, we recognise the importance of playing our part in addressing the skills shortage in the housebuilding industry, and by providing young people with sustainable positions and training programmes, this next generation of talent will help Story Homes to continue its growth and success.