Story Homes is launching a new graduate progamme which will commence in September this year. The company will be offering graduate roles in Sales and Commercial during the initial year of the scheme.
The graduate scheme will offer a two year placement for bright, dynamic and passionate individuals to join the Story Homes team based at their new offices in Kingmoor Park, Carlisle. As well as offering the graduates a two year placement, they will be supported in gaining a rounded understanding of the business as well as developing key business skills as part of the Graduate Development Programme.
The house building firm has experienced impressive growth and expansion in recent times and with ambitious plans for the forthcoming years is undertaking progress and succession planning of its workforce.
Shelley Hayward, Learning and Development Manager at Story Homes is responsible for bringing the scheme to the company and says:
“Attracting graduates and school leavers in to our business is key to our growth. We already do a lot of work with schools and have offered nine work experience placements during the summer and taking on graduates furthers our commitments to youth employment in our county. Our initial plan is to introduce graduates to our Sales and Commercial functions and this is set to expand as the business does.
“Schemes such as this bring great benefits to individuals fresh out of university; for many it’s their first experience of the world of work and Story Homes is well placed to offer opportunities that support them in their development and career aspirations.”
Steve Errington, Chief Executive of Story Homes welcomes the new scheme and says:
“Story Homes has recently had its most successful year to date and is looking forward to realising ambitious growth plans. If we are to achieve these, investing in new resources becomes crucial to us. Our new graduate scheme will help us plan for the future and will play a key part in our aim to become a quality national house builder.”
As Story Homes grows, it is envisaged that the scheme will increase to include places for graduates in further regions outside Cumbria.