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Apprenticeships and Graduates

Inspiring the next generation

For graduates and school leavers with that something extra, there’s an exceptional future waiting at Redrow. As well as superior training, you’ll enjoy real opportunities for rapid career progression. You’ll move with us into the future as we discover new ways of creating homes that push the boundaries of innovation and meet the evolving needs of our customers.

Whether you’re looking to join us as a Graduate, an Apprentice, or as a Commercial or Technical Trainee, we’ll apply the same level of care and attention to detail to your career as we do to developing our award-winning homes. From taking on challenging projects, and working towards prestigious qualifications to learning from our team of  2,300 employees, you can expect more with Redrow.

You can join us from school, college or university. We’re proud to be one of the Top 100 Apprenticeship Employers for five consecutive years.

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What’s more, we are a proud member of the prestigious 5% Club; a campaign focused on creating momentum behind the recruitment of apprentices and graduates into the UK workforce. By joining the club, we have committed to the aim of ensuring that 5% of our UK workforce are apprentices, graduates or sponsored students on structured programmes within the next five years.

The figure at Redrow? 15%, and counting.

And when your programme comes to an end, your development won’t stop there. Just ask our former graduates Sarah Cooper, Lee Hawker, Paul Sinclair and David Faraday – all of whom are now Directors at Redrow. With our own dedicated training centre, and over 130 new developments across the UK, there’s always something new to learn, and a new opportunity to seize.

There’s never been a better time to join us.

For information on our available programmes, see our ‘The Making of You’ booklet below. Alternatively, prospective candidates are able to ask  our current graduates a question by tweeting @Redrowplc and using #RedrowGraduates.

If you would like to register an interest in any future vacancies, click here.

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  • There is a lot of variation, so you don’t find yourself doing the same things every day
    Jack Andrews – Quantity Surveyor

    Jack's employee journey

    Hello Jack, what made you think of applying for an apprenticeship in construction?

    I heard about this apprenticeship from a family friend and after reading up on Quantity Surveying I decided it was the field I wanted to enter.

    How did you find the application process?

    It ran smoothly, and I was contacted very soon after applying. I had my interview and heard back within a week.

    How long have you been working with Redrow?

    4 years in September 2018.

    What would be your chosen plan?

    Continue learning the trade and become an experienced Quantity Surveyor.

    Would you recommend a career in construction with Redrow to people selecting their career paths?

    Yes, 100%!

    What do you enjoy most about your role?

    There is a lot of variation, so you don’t find yourself doing the same things every day and I enjoy working with numbers.

    What would you change to make your day better at work?

    Nothing really stands out in honesty!

    Do you think you gained valuable experience?

    Yes, over the 4 years I have learnt so much about construction and quantity surveying itself. From my first day to now, I never would have thought I’d pick up as much as I have.

    Did you enjoy the studying part of the apprenticeship?

    Yes, I learnt a lot of the basic fundamentals of construction which set me in good stead for progressing and I’d recommend it to anyone.

Schemes we offer

Graduates

Join as a graduate, we’ll help you make the most of your learning and you can enjoy opportunities that could be the making of your career.

Graduate roles >

 

Undergraduates

Looking for a placement that will develop your skills?

We’ve invested a lot into our undergraduate programme to make sure it equips you for the demands of the real world.

Undergraduate roles >

 

Apprentices

Our apprenticeships give you the chance to earn while you learn – and gain a valuable qualification along the way.

Apprentice roles >

 

Trainees

Aimed at school leavers, these programmes will give you practical training and hands-on experience to build a great career.

Trainee roles >

Latest Apprentice & Graduate jobs

Work experience

Work experience enables young people to get their first taste of work, whether they know what career path they want to pursue or if they just want to get a sense of what it’s like in the working world.

At Redrow we relish the opportunity to give people an insight into the housebuilding sector through work experience by giving them a taster of the different roles required to keep a FTSE 250 business running. In the last 12 months, 27 different students have completed work experience with Redrow across all our divisions, some of which have been taken on as apprentices or in other permanent roles following the end of their placement.

Isobel’s story

One student who’s recently completed work experience with Redrow is Isobel. As part of her second year of a business degree at the University of Chester she completed a five-week placement with Redrow, spending time in each of the Accounts, Legal, HR, Sustainability and Commercial departments at our North Wales head office.

With a little bit of internet research, Isobel was impressed with the postgraduate opportunities available. She felt that the placement would allow her to experience the breadth of different business support roles at a large organisation.

Prior to working at Redrow, Isobel confesses that she had never considered a career within the construction sector and didn’t know much about housebuilding. Now, following her five-week placement and having worked across a whole swathe of departments she has changed her mind.

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“I really liked being able to get a broad overview of the different departments you can work in at a company like Redrow”, Isobel said.  “I had studied HR as part of my course at university and so I found it fascinating to see the theory applied practically in a large business.” I also spent time with the legal team, which was a completely new experience for me and I was really surprised by how much I enjoyed it. It’s definitely something I wouldn’t have thought about or even had the chance to experience without the work experience programme.

“If someone was thinking about doing work experience with Redrow I would recommend it 100%. I found it all a bit daunting at first, but everyone is so lovely and I had a fantastic time working with my colleagues. I loved being able to get stuck into different departments and go out on site to learn how homes are built. I am definitely considering a career in housebuilding and intend on applying for the HR graduate scheme at Redrow when I finish my university course.”

As well as shorter work experience placements, Redrow offers a 12 month industry placement for university students. In the next academic year we will sponsor three students in their final year of university studies before they are offered permanent roles with us once they graduate.

To enquire about work experience at any of our regional divisions or head office please contact the relevant office directly. Contact information can be found on our locations page.

Information on our undergraduates placements can be found at: https://www.redrowcareers.co.uk/apprenticeships-graduates/undergraduates/