Carlisle-headquartered Story Homes has welcomed 11 new trainees into the firm.
During the past 10 months it has recruited four trainee assistant site managers, five trainee sales executives, one trainee quantity surveyor and a technical trainee across the North West, North East, Cumbria and Scotland.
Four trainees have been recruited in the builder’s Cumbria and Scotland division.
Despite the challenges faced during 2020, Story Homes launched its trainee programme, with the aim of recruiting the brightest and most passionate people across its regions.
This programme underlines Story Homes’ commitment to investing in regional skills and the builder received a record number of applications, with the 11 recruits beating off stiff competition to secure their positions.
Zak Crosby-McCann and Dominic Harrison recently joined the company as trainee assistant managers, and Marta Corsi and Gemma McGough as trainee sales executives, who will be based on sites across Story Homes’ Cumbria and Scotland region.
Zak said: “After graduating in architecture, I worked with a local developer on-site as a trainee manager. Story Homes is a well-known housebuilder and I know the quality of homes they produce, so when the opportunity came, it was an opportunity I couldn’t pass up.”
Gemma said: “I have always been interested in working for a housing developer and thought that due to the quality of Story homes, this was the company I would like to work for.
“I applied for a trainee position as I have not had any experience in selling houses and I wanted the opportunity to change my sector of work and this was the best way possible. I have been with Story Homes for a month and I am enjoying the role very much.”
Andy Bell, Head of HR at Story Homes, said: “We believe investing in the future of housebuilding is vital, especially during these challenging times, and we are committed to developing the next generation of professionals within our business.
“We are delighted to welcome our 11 trainees on board and look forward to seeing them develop their skills and become a valuable part of the team.”