Fifteen new recruits have joined Bruntwood as part of its Future Talent programme, designed to discover, inspire and develop the next generation of outstanding talent.
The new starters being welcomed into the business include five successful candidates from its graduate scheme which launched earlier this year, four additional graduate roles, and six new apprenticeships.
Aimed at students, graduates and career changers, the programme offers upcoming talent a unique route into the property industry, designed to allow them to gain new skills and experience by working across a range of different departments.
The 2019 graduate programme, which opened for applications in January, attracted incredible interest with over 800 people applying to join the scheme. Of these, five ambitious students from universities across the country have now been selected to take part in the three-year programme.
Rather than assigning each individual to one specific role or discipline, the graduates will spend time rotating through various departments to gain broad, rounded experience across a diverse range of specialisms, from marketing to property management. They will receive close mentoring from the team to create tailor-made development plans, identifying their strengths and giving them the chance to shape their own personal career path.
In spring 2020, the graduates will take part in a European trip to learn more about the urban environment, architecture and be inspired by how other countries and cities are investing in low carbon and sustainability initiatives to bring back to the workplace.
Two new degree apprentices have also recently joined the Bruntwood team studying a wide range of specialisms, including chartered surveying and building services design engineering. One of the apprentices – studying building services design engineering – joined via the T Levels process.
One further apprentice, who also came through the T Levels process, has joined the team and will be studying electrical installation.
Completing the new additions is an electrical apprentice joining the Technical Services team and a business admin apprentice joining the First Customer Contact team.
Bruntwood has also taken on an apprentice as part of a partnership with international construction company Sisk and the M Futures programme run by Total People. Sam Bailey is currently studying a HNC in Construction at Bruntwood for a year before joining Sisk.
Adele Weaver, Head of Learning and Development at Bruntwood, said: “The scheme provides an exciting opportunity for our graduates and apprentices to embed themselves in the business. Bruntwood has a real sense of purpose and we wanted people who shared these values. We now have a brilliant line-up of bright, enthusiastic new recruits with fresh new thinking and ideas – who genuinely care about the communities and cities in which they work. We are really looking forward to learning more about them and their unique skills and talents, so we can find the perfect career fit for them at Bruntwood.”
Bruntwood graduate Murray King, who studied International Business at The University of Chester, added: “The main thing that made me excited about Bruntwood was its mission to ‘create thriving cities’ by creating partnerships and investing in its communities. I also found the introduction to the graduate scheme really inspiring, as I didn’t have a clue what I wanted to specialise in as my degree is so broad. The opportunity to learn whilst I work, in some stunning buildings, and help other companies to grow makes me really excited for what the future holds.”