The 19th – 24th March marked Open Doors week, a national initiative which encourages young people all over the country to go and see for themselves the many intricate details and practices that take place on a live construction site.
Leading housebuilder Linden Homes was thrilled to open the doors to its Abbey Farm site in Swindon, which will deliver 122 new family homes to the community upon completion. Students from Abbey Park School were in attendance to find out more about the work that takes place behind the scenes to deliver the housebuilder’s award-winning homes.
The housebuilder was delighted to engage with Abbey Park School, with 15 students from Year 10 enjoying a tour of the Abbey Farm site, and hearing from different members of the team in the process. Experts from the development team were on hand to demonstrate the wide range of careers available in the sector, show the students around and answer any questions or queries they had.
Simon Pendlebury, Managing Director for Linden Homes Thames Valley, commented: “We were thrilled to welcome the students of Abbey Park school down to our development to give them a tour of the site and show them the homes we are bringing to their local area. The students were hugely engaged with the team and had lots of questions about the process and the goings-on on site, and we were thrilled to give them a first-hand, behind the scenes glance into what goes in to making a Linden home.
“The housebuilding industry continues to prosper, and as the demand for high-quality homes increases, we are constantly on the look-out for new talent to encourage into the sector. Schemes such as our own Management Trainee scheme offers school leavers a springboard into their construction career, and allows them to try and test the many different routes and avenues that the industry can take them down.
“It was a wonderful day with the students from Abbey Park School and we were hugely pleased to be able to open their eyes to the opportunities available to them with a career in the field.”
Linden Homes is committed to encouraging more young talent into the sector, and ensuring young people have the opportunity to find their feet and discover their talents as part of the Linden Homes team. The housebuilder’s Management Trainee scheme allows school leavers to earn and learn simultaneously, gaining practical experience in their chosen department whilst working towards a relevant qualification. Open Doors Week gave aspiring young talent the perfect platform to find out more about the scheme and the opportunities available to them.
06 April 2018