Local employment

Most of our employees and site workers are recruited from the areas around our offices and developments. Our Cambourne development near Cambridge provides an example of the range of job opportunities available to residents. It has a library, health centre, police station, supermarket, shops, restaurants, hotel, extensive community facilities and a business park with, amongst others, a new BMW Mini showroom.

We also commit to providing apprenticeships, training places or employment opportunities on some of our developments, for example at Raploch (See the Spotlight on Skills and training provision in our Case study section). Our Academy Central development in London is providing a bursary to fund further education or training in construction skills.

During 2010 we also provided a week of work experience to four A-level students from a local college as part of the Insight into Management schools programme. In addition, we held mock job interviews for local secondary school pupils as part of another scheme. We also organised tours of the development for junior school pupils and explained about jobs on site. They were interested to find out that we have female scaffolders and carpenters working at the development.

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Skills and training provision

Find out why our regeneration of Raploch also won a Skills and Training award