Undergraduates

Supporting your development

Are you an Undergraduate with a real passion for the construction industry and the drive to succeed?

At Redrow we offer Undergraduates the opportunity to develop alongside the most prominent individuals in our industry.

Undergraduate Schemes

Placement Years

For those looking to take part in a placement year whilst at University, Redrow offer you the opportunity to join one of our departments and become a vital member of our team. Choose from Land and Planning, Commercial, Technical, Construction, Customer Service and Sales.

During our 12 month programme you will gain exposure to our departments and be given real responsibility to demonstrate and build upon your existing skillset. This opportunity will allow you to learn while you work and our friendly working environment will support your development. You will also benefit from in-house training courses at our purpose-built training centre in Tamworth to develop key transferrable skills as well as role specific abilities.

Why take part in one of our Undergraduate Opportunities?

Our Undergraduate opportunities give you the chance to earn while you learn.

You will gain valuable work experience at one of the most acclaimed housebuilders and learn from our experienced workforce. If that is not enough, you will also be given opportunities to network with other prominent individuals in our industry and improve upon your existing skillset with the support of our departments and Learning and Development team.

To apply for our Undergraduate programme vacancies, click here.

  • I particularly enjoy going to site and attending meetings, where I can learn about different complications as well as ways of resolving them.
    Ryan – Technical Undergraduate Trainee

    Our People

    Ryan joined Redrow in July 2015 on our Undergraduate Programme, which he heard about on his University Careers page.

    “What attracted me to Redrow was that I would be able to work in a challenging and dynamic environment where I could be involved in all aspects of the design process rather than specialising in one specific area. Currently I am working with the Technical department, managing engineering works.

    My placement programme is on a rotational basis, so I have had the opportunity to work in different departments across my placement. First of all I was working in the planning department in order to see the first stage of the development process. Next I worked in Engineering, looking at feasibility sites and preparing due diligence reports. After that I worked on site, working with the site management team in order to get an idea of site processes, as well as the role of a site manager. I am now back working in the Engineering department, looking at the detailed design stage.

    I particularly enjoy going to site and attending meetings, where I can learn about different complications as well as ways of resolving them. It gives me an opportunity to provide different ideas as well as feedback on them.”

  • The management team understand your requirements and help you develop your skills on site by supporting you with any queries you may have.
    Harry – Construction Undergraduate Trainee

    Our People

    Harry

    “When I heard about the Undergraduate programme at University I was attracted by the opportunity to work alongside experienced site managers and one of the largest housing developers in the country – known for their attention to detail and quality”

    On site every day is different as new challenges arise on a daily basis. If I was to describe a more typical day on site this would involve working closely with the site team on day to day practices, creating and following build programmes, ordering materials, liaising with site operatives and ensuring that the construction process runs smoothly by working closely with our contractors.

    I particularly enjoy the working environment on site; everybody is friendly and willing to help further my learning. Another aspect of my role that I enjoy is seeing the development of site from beginning to end – knowing that I have helped enhance the quality of the houses that have been built is highly satisfying. I also like tackling the challenges we face on site and the responsibility that I have been given during my placement, effectively acting as a supervised assistant site manager.”

    Harry joined Redrow in 2015 on our Undergraduate Construction Programme.

  • This placement opportunity has helped me to improve my skills as I have been able to put what I have learnt at University into practice.
    Katarzyna – Technical Undergraduate Trainee

    Our People

    DSC_0005Katarzyna joined Redrow in 2015 on our Undergraduate Programme during her placement year at University. Katarzyna is now working in the Technical Department on our Royal Waterside development.

    “A typical day for me in the Technical Department will begin with a meeting with my manager to discuss any tasks that need completing. This could involve attending meetings with architects, engineers or consultants, completing design change forms, showing people around site and inspecting works that have been undertaken.

    This placement opportunity has helped me to improve my skills as I have been able to put what I have learnt at University into practice. In particular, I enjoy going out on site, attending meetings and inspecting works that have recently been completed. Every time I walk onto our development I take photos so that I can look back and see how it has evolved since my last visit. I find it fascinating.

  • Life in Land & Planning is a lot more varied than people think. There’s a nice balance between the technical and people dimensions in this role.
    James – Land Manager

    Our People

    James Morgan 2James joined us straight after university. He studied City and Regional Planning at Cardiff University and graduated in 2013. Prior to that, he spent a 12-month placement with us.

    “I did my undergraduate placement with Redrow, so I already knew a fair bit about the company. I was with the Land & Planning team and really enjoyed the experience.  So rather than do the formal graduate programme, I decided to move straight into a job with them.

    “I joined as a Land Assistant and haven’t looked back since. My first few months saw me involved in the land valuation and appraisal process. I also prepared and submitted reports for sites we were looking to develop. From there, I quickly moved into the role of Land Negotiator.

    Even though I’ve only been with the company a short while, I’ve learned so much. They really do give you responsibility here. Within seven months of leaving university, I was buying a six-and-a-half acre site in South Wales. I doubt other companies would give their graduates that kind of responsibility.”

  • Holidays

    As an Undergraduate you will receive holiday entitlement up to 22 days. You also have the flexibility to ‘sell’ some holiday in exchange for salary if this is more important to you

    Find out more about our other great benefits.

  • Pension

    New starters joining Redrow’s Undergradute Scheme 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.

  • Training

    Undergraduates joining Redrow will be offered exceptional training opportunities, enabling you to gain skills and experience to help you at university and your future career.

    We also welcome the opportunity to support you through your dissertation.

  • Redrow+PLUS

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

    Find out more about our other great benefits.

  • Qualifications and Accreditation Support

    Our undergraduates 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. Importantly, your placement at Redrow may also count towards your accreditation.