Linden Homes Management Trainee Programme

The delivery of our business strategy is dependent on our ability to attract, develop and retain highly skilled, experienced and talented people. We are therefore committed to regularly employing trainees to help shape our business as well as your future career.

Our tailored Management Trainee Programme gives you the opportunity to specialise, train and qualify in a specific area of the business whilst working towards a professional qualification. You can expect to gain valuable skills that will help you to develop a successful career in this fast paced industry. The qualifications you work towards will be funded by Linden Homes and undertaken on a part time basis, usually one day per week.

A career in Housebuilding

A career in housebuilding is challenging and rewarding and gives you the opportunity to shape the future and leave a legacy to be proud of for generations to come. We offer specifically tailored development programmes to gain experience, qualifications combined with hands-on experience across a wide range of innovative projects enabling you to enjoy a full and rewarding career with us.

Entry requirements

There are various entry routes into the scheme, as a minimum we require you to have 5 GCSE'S at A-C grade, including Maths and English. BTEC, A Levels and equivalent vocational qualifications are also welcome.

Application process

You can apply via the Taleo recruitment page. To find out if there are any current vacancies click here. If you are successful you will be asked to attend an assessment centre and interview with the central HR team, followed by an interview with the relevant regional business unit.

What does the programme entail?

If you are successful in your application, our tailored management trainee programme will see you spend the majority of your time in your chosen department, whilst working towards your appropriate qualification.

During the programme you will:

  • Complete departmental rotations to gain insight into how the business works as a whole
  • Gain professional qualifications
  • Undertake optional rotations
  • Develop your personal skill set
  • Have access to a mentor
  • Attend training courses and team building events


  • Between one and three years


You will be able to study to obtain a variety of qualifications, dependent on your current status of education. Each programme is tailored to you, so this will be looked at on an individual basis but typically, trainees can work towards an HND or HNC. Foundation degrees and accreditations with industry bodies such as RICS, CIOB and RTPI are also available. In most cases the company will support your studies with day release and with payment of your tuition fees.

Which role is right for you?

Find out more about what each department is responsible for below


The Land and Planning team acquire new land on which developments come to life. Based across all our regional business units, the teams use their local knowledge and expertise to ensure we’re buying new land at a competitive price.

Some of the land acquired will require our planning team to apply for planning permission which, once approved, enables us to build the most desirable homes for the area. Our reputation for building quality homes and communities in the best locations should enable you to build strong relationships with landowners and agents.

It’s a dynamic area of the business that will see you playing a pivotal role in our growth. Collaborating regularly with sales, production and technical teams is key to the department and allows for a varied role within the company.


The Technical department is involved in all stages of the house building process, from working with Land on feasibility studies to advising the sales on final layouts.

The architectural designs and internal layouts are the responsibility of the technical team and they work with the production team to provide them with working drawings. The precision and accuracy of these drawings is crucial to a successful build.

Roles within the technical department are hugely varied and their remit will span all other departments too as well as the whole lifecycle of a development. If you’re after a fast pace and varied career technical may be for you.


Building new homes costs money, and working out how to how to deliver the best home possible at the best cost is the commercial team’s responsibility.

At initial stages they will estimate how much a complete project will cost and then go on work out costs of materials and labour, through our subcontractors. During the build process they also monitor all costs and ensure the development is being built to budget.

There are different roles within the department, including estimators, buyers and quantity surveyors and they all work together to get the best result.


Project management and teamwork is key for the production department. They oversee the build of all of our homes and with the amount of different tradespeople involved it’s no mean feat. Ensuring the best quality build for our customers is paramount, as is delivering on time and championing best practice in health and safety and environmental standards.

It’s a challenging environment but a rewarding one, where you’ll see a new community built.


Buying a home, whether it’s your first or 50th is always a significant life event. Our dedicated sales people aren’t just transactional, they’re there to understand our customers’ needs and guide them through the whole process, making it as simple as possible. The customer journey is key to a successful sale and all our sales staff work hard to achieve this for our customers.

Jemima Marsh, Trainee Quantity Surveyor

"The combination of on the job training whilst studying for a qualification really appealed to me. I can see a clear career path and with the support of my mentor and the wider company I’m confident in my future at Linden Homes."

Ollie Myrants-Wilson, Land Manager

"I joined the company in 2008. Part of the scheme meant spending time in each department, allowing me to gain a solid understanding of how all elements of the business work together.

"Since then I’ve progressed through the land department to Land Manager and I’m now able to support new trainees through the scheme."

Roberto Picone, Trainee Buyer

"Going straight into the work place was something I was keen to do but the extra benefit of working towards a relevant qualification also appealed.

"The extra courses, team building exercises and mentor support is invaluable."

All images are used for illustrative purposes only and are representative only. They may not be the same as the actual home you purchase and the specification may differ. Images may be of a slightly different model of home and may include optional upgrades and extras which involve additional cost. Individual features such as windows, brick, carpets, paint and other material colours may vary and also the specification of fittings may vary. Any furnishings and furniture are not included in any sale. Please check with our sales consultants for details of the exact specifications available at the development(s) for each type of home and the associated prices.