Linden Homes celebrated the Open Doors, event last week (19-24 March) by inviting hundreds of pupils across the country to see for themselves what working in the housebuilding sector involves by visiting some of its live construction sites.
The company invited local schools and colleges – as well as aspiring property professionals – to come and visit to see first-hand what kind of work is involved. Guests were given site tours and were introduced to members of the Linden Homes teams at many of the housebuilder’s live developments all over the country. These experts work in different parts of the Linden Homes business and were able to show the range of careers available in housebuilding, as well as giving advice and taking part in Q&A sessions with students.
Tom Nicholson, divisional chairman for the national housebuilder, says: “Open Doors Week is a fantastic initiative which serves as a great opportunity for young people to find out more about the opportunities open to them, and may inspire those who haven’t considered a career in housebuilding before. We are dedicated to encouraging further talent into the sector and ensuring that young people are supported throughout their careers, to truly excel as they progress on to the career ladder. We were pleased to be a part of the Open Doors initiative again this year and the ongoing efforts to encourage more and more young people into the property industry.”
Linden Homes, part of Galliford Try, is committed to encouraging more young talent into the sector, through recruiting into its own training scheme and liaising with colleges to give students experience of what the industry involves.
The housebuilder’s Management Trainee scheme gives school leavers the opportunity to earn and learn simultaneously, combining practical experience while working towards a relevant qualification. It sees Open Doors as a perfect platform for young people to find out more about the industry, and its especially its own approach to nurturing talent.