On Thursday 8 December, almost 400 people from construction’s HR, recruitment, talent, and learning and development teams came together for the inaugural Construction Investing in Talent Awards, held at the Grosvenor House Hotel in Central London, to acknowledge and celebrate the companies within the sector who attract, train and retain the best talent.
Redrow’s commitment to people was highlighted in two categories. Their extensive apprenticeship programme was highly commended in the ‘Best Apprenticeship Scheme’ category, following another successful year in which a further 150 apprentices were recruited and the company was listed as a ‘Top 100 Apprentice Employer’ for the third consecutive year. The housebuilder was also one of three finalists in the ‘Best Use of Technology’ category – following the successful implementation of their ‘Harbour’ system last year. Redrow is now able to streamline its recruitment and on-boarding process for the benefit of new recruits.
Karen Jones, HR director at Redrow, said: “We’re delighted to have been acknowledged for our longstanding commitment to attracting and nurturing new talent – a commitment shared throughout the whole business. At Redrow we have over 250 apprentices in a number of divisions, both trade and professional, and at varying stages of development. One hundred and fifty new apprentices have been taken on this year alone, we are dedicated to doing all that we can to ensure a skilled workforce for the construction sector’s future.”
Tom Fitzpatrick, Acting Editor at Construction News said: “The industry needs to recruit hundreds of thousands of people in the coming years and the companies represented at these awards are sure to be among the most sought-after to work for.”
The awards, organised by industry titles Construction News and New Civil Engineer, seek to highlight and reward individuals and teams tackling the industry’s skills shortage by working hard to attract and develop the best talent in the construction sector.
Redrow were represented at the awards by: