A career to be proud of

Redrow prides itself on quality, from our product to our people. We need bright graduates with real get-up-and-go to help us deliver more award-winning developments.

OUR GRADUATE SCHEMES


Construction Programme

Construction is at the heart of what we do. It’s where we turn the visions of our designers into a reality – creating beautiful homes for our customers.

This programme is an intensive two-year introduction to Redrow’s building process, designed to give talented graduates the skills and understanding to manage the construction of our award-winning homes. Based on site, you’ll gain hands-on experience of the entire build process from start to finish.

What to expect:

Working in partnership with our trusted subcontractors, you’ll oversee work including bricklaying, joinery and plumbing. You’ll be trained to direct the construction process, and how to ensure our tradesmen maintain the best quality and the highest levels of health and safety.

You’ll be working with experienced construction professionals and learning from some of our most trusted site managers. Not only that; you’ll also have the Construction Director as your mentor, ensuring you get the very best start at Redrow. There’ll be plenty of opportunity for formal training too, with courses readily available. And we’ll also support you while you work towards your Chartered Institute of Building (CIOB) membership.

To join our industry-leading programme, you’ll need a 2:1 in any construction-related degree (for example, Building Surveying, Construction Project Management or Project Management).”

Rotational Programme

This 24 month programme will see you gaining exposure to virtually every aspect of Redrow. You’ll complete placements in Land, Technical, Construction, Sales, Commercial and Customer Service, with the chance to specialise in two areas in your last year. All the while, you’ll be mentored by one of our Managing Directors. You’ll be given projects by your MD, you’ll present to senior executives, and have  opportunities to join forces with other graduates on challenges and community initiatives, it’s a packed programme.

You’ll also spend some time with our other key head office functions including marketing, HR, IT, Finance and Legal to further increase your business awareness.

What’s more as you develop a clearer idea about where your interests lie, you’ll have the opportunity in the final year to pursue two placements in areas of your choosing.

 

Our 2018 vacancies are now open. For information and to apply, please click here.

  • I joined as a graduate trainee, progressed to Land Director; and now Regional Director - Redrow recognises hard work and dedication.
    Lee – Managing Director

    Our People

    lee-hawkerDuring his 14 year journey with Redrow, Lee has progressed from a graduate trainee to become South West Regional Director.

    In his new role Lee says he “enjoys the varied nature of the role and the ability to immediately make a genuine impact. The most challenging aspect is continuously looking ahead and anticipating issues. This is especially important at the moment in order to combat trade and material shortages”.

    “Redrow is fair and  forward thinking and it’s flat management structure means it can quickly adapt to change”.

    “I am proud to drive around our completed developments and know that not only have we built quality homes where families enjoy living but also knowing that we have achieved this the right way. Building in a safe and efficient manner and wherever possible using local labour and materials and making a real investment into the communities where we develop.”

  • As I was contracted on a Redrow site, I realised they were different from all other developers and loved their product.
    Adam – Technical Graduate Trainee

    Our People

    Adam BillsAdam joined Redrow in July 2015 as a Graduate Trainee in our Technical Department.

    “I knew that construction was something I had always been interested in and was keen to find a way to combine my degree in design with working on sites. As I was contracted on a Redrow site, I realised they were different from all other developers and loved their product. I left my CV in the site office and was one day notified of a position available as an Engineer. I applied, was interviewed, and got the job.

    There aren’t any ‘typical’ days in Technical! Each day brings its own challenges. This aspect of my role I particularly enjoy as it is motivating to be able to work on so many different sites. I also enjoy the site-office balance of the role, and combining technical drawing skills with the co-ordination of external contractors and services.

    As both a company and an employer, Redrow set the bar for standards very high and put a lot of emphasis on being different from other developers in terms of having a unique product, which shows right through our company from the office to the people on out on site.”

  • Redrow are always encouraging their employees to progress further and are always promoting ways to learn and develop.
    Nicola – Commercial Assistant

    Our People

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    Nicola joined Redrow as a Rotational Graduate in September 2013. After completing the Graduate Scheme, she then became a Technical Assistant and has recently moved into our Commercial Department based in Colindale.

    “After university, I knew I wanted to join a graduate scheme with a housebuilder. I was attracted to the Redrow scheme not only because they offered a rotational experience, but also because of the level of architectural detail in their homes.

    After the Graduate Scheme, I became a Technical Assistant before moving to the Commercial Department as a Commercial Assistant at the end of last year. This role has given me a lot of responsibility and is an important area of our business. As a Commercial Assistant, tasks I regularly undertake include reviewing invoices, preparing tender enquires, confirming payments, and meeting with subcontractors to review costs and work programmes. I particularly enjoy seeing the finished product on our developments and learning from our Commercial Team as well as our consultants.

    As someone that has progressed through Redrow’s Rotational Graduate Scheme, I would say that the best thing about working for Redrow is definitely the range of development opportunities. Redrow are always encouraging their employees to progress further and are always promoting ways to learn and develop.”

  • I would definitely encourage anybody thinking of applying for a job at Redrow, it is a fantastic place to work.
    Sarah – Finance Director

    Our People

    Unknown-1Sarah became Finance Director of two Redrow housing divisions in 2011. She joined Redrow 10 years earlier after graduating from Keele University with a degree in Economics and Finance and began as a graduate trainee in the finance team at Redrow’s headquarters near Chester.

    Sarah said: “When I joined Redrow as a graduate trainee all those years ago, I hoped that one day I would be a director of the company; now that I am it is a fantastic feeling.

    “The graduate trainee programme was an excellent introduction to the business and gave me the opportunity to study for external qualifications – I’m now an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (ACMA) – as well as participating in a range of in-house training programmes. These included an excellent management course. It’s all helped to equip me for my new role.

    “I would definitely encourage anybody thinking of applying for a job at Redrow, it is a fantastic place to work and if you are prepared to put the effort in and work hard there is every opportunity for you to progress and build a career within the company.”

  • The company really does care about its employees — and that’s reflected both in the development and progression prospects.
    Lauren – Sustainability Technician

    Our People

    Lauren JamesLauren is currently a trainee within our Research & Sustainability department. She studied Architectural Design and Technology at university.

    “I didn’t join Redrow straight after university. Before coming here, I spent a year working as an architectural technician and building surveyor for another company. I was keen to move into sustainability and I knew Redrow had a great reputation for quality, so thought this would be the perfect place to develop my career.

    “I’m glad to say I’ve made the right choice. Redrow is a fantastic employer to work for. You feel instantly welcomed and everyone is so friendly. The company also takes your professional development seriously. Be it training, formal qualifications or general progression prospects, they go out of their way to help you. I myself have received lots of training since I’ve joined. Despite only being here less than a year, I’m already an accredited energy assessor.”

  • This is also a very varied team. There aren’t many careers where being an architect, highway planner, structural engineer and interior designer are all in a day’s work.
    Paul – Technical Director

    Our People

    admin-ajaxAfter graduating in Civil Engineering with German from the University of Nottingham, Paul joined our graduate training programme in 1998. He says that one of the things he enjoyed most about the programme was the level of variety it offered.

    “One of the things that really stood out for me about Redrow was the fact that the graduate programme wasn’t just going to help me train to be a civil engineer. I was exposed to lots of different elements of the business. It was a great stepping stone from university to the world of work – I got to participate in some community-based projects too, which was really rewarding.

    “I’ve come a long way since then, and I’m looking forward to the challenges that lie ahead. I believe we have a product and site locations that are the envy of many of our competitors. We think about every last detail, and are passionate about quality. I’m very excited to be a part of Redrow’s ongoing success.”

  • That’s the beauty of Redrow. There are so many opportunities to develop and grow.
    Matthew – Land Assistant

    Our People

    matthew Davies 2Matthew works for our Land & Planning team. He joined us in 2013, having completed a degree in Human Geography at Plymouth University.

    “I was attracted to Redrow because of its reputation for quality in the marketplace. I also knew people who worked for the company. From my conversations with them, it seemed clear that Redrow wasn’t just a great housebuilder; it was a great employer too. There’s a fantastic atmosphere in the office and everyone is working towards the same goal.”

    “I love the variety of my role. I’m involved in identifying sites for potential development, appraising them to establish land values, negotiating deals with both landowners and agents, and presenting ideas at consultation events. It’s a busy role but I’m never bored; the variety of the challenges keeps me on my toes.

    “One of the things I love about Redrow is that opportunities are never in short supply. For instance, this summer I’m moving to our new office in Exeter. I’ll be looking to develop more responsibilities there and will hopefully soon become a Land Manager.”

  • Having moved through each of the six departments- it was definitely the right decision.
    Joshua – Rotational Graduate

    Our People

    8645Josh joined on our Rotational Graduate Programme in September 2015, based in our Midlands Division. He heard about the opportunity at his University Careers Fair and was attracted by the opportunity to rotate around various departments.

    “I applied for the Graduate Scheme immediately after speaking to one of the existing graduates at my University Careers Fair. It was the opportunity to rotate around six key departments that attracted me to the role, as I knew it would give me a vital insight into our business.

    I’ve moved through each of the six departments now- and it was definitely the right decision. This has given me a vital insight into Land Acquisition, Engineering and Construction, as well as Commercial, Customer Service and Sales – all of which have helped me understand the processes involved at each stage of a residential development. It has allowed me to understand the role that each department plays in this process and how they all link together.

    So far I have most enjoyed my time in the Land department, learning about land acquisition. I am fortunate to have worked alongside experienced personnel in each department that were always happy to help.”

     

  • Redrow Graduate Blog

    For Graduates by Graduates

    Keep up to date with the graduates who are currently on Redrow’s Graduate Programme, learn about Redrow Homes and the programme from their perspective.

    This blog will give you an inside view of life as a graduate on the Rotational programme and our popular Construction Management Graduate Programme, including interviews with key leaders within the business and regular blogs, pictures, hints and tips, and more from the people that matter.


  • Bonus

    Our graduates are eligible to participate in a performance-related bonus scheme, details of which will be provided at the start of employment.

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  • Redrow+PLUS

    This gives you savings on shopping, leisure and travel, and includes everyday purchases as well as bigger, one-off items.

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  • Pension

    Graduates joining Redrow will have the opportunity to join the Redrow Group Personal Pension Plan. The monthly paid section of the plan has achieved the Pension Quality Mark. Redrow believes that a rewarding pension scheme is a key element within a desirable employee package, and we therefore contribute to employee pensions at industry-leading rates.

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  • Holidays

    If you’re on a monthly salary, you’ll get 24 days’ holiday, increasing every 2.5 years up to a maximum of 28 days after 10 years’ service. If you’re on the lunar payroll, you’ll get 22 days’ holiday. You can also ‘sell’ some holiday in exchange for salary.

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  • Training

    Graduates joining Redrow will be offered exceptional training opportunities, enabling you to gain the skills and experience required if you’d like to advance to Senior Management or Director level.

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  • Qualifications and Accreditation Support

    Our graduates will have the opportunity to work towards qualifications and accreditations with our support. We will help you through your training and supply you with a mentor to help you through the process.