Lovell has welcomed five new graduates to its London region. Over a two-year structured graduate training programme, the three men and two women will build a strong understanding of the construction business to prepare them for roles in site management, technical design and development.
Among the new recruits is Molly Willerton, a graduate in interior architecture from Oxford Brookes, who says: “This scheme will be a great opportunity to broaden my knowledge and learn about processes involved in residential construction. I am really looking forward to growing and working with a team where everyone shares the same passion for building communities.”
Barbara Akinkunmi, who studied architecture at De Montfort University, adds: “Studying architecture at university only gave me a small insight into the industry and Lovell’s graduate scheme will allow me to experience different departments and find out where my skills will fit best. There are so many new opportunities for women in construction now.”
Following a six-week induction, the graduates will focus on their specific discipline and also undergo a six-week rotation across site operations, commercial, technical and business development. At the end of the scheme, they will have gained an insight into the wider business and be ready to take on important responsibilities.
The new recruits will spend time working on Lovell’s sites across London, including its flagship site Trinity Walk in Woolwich, which is part of a £400m regeneration scheme developed with partners PA Housing and The Royal Borough of Greenwich.
Sophia Bruce, regional training advisor at Lovell comments: “I am sure that our new graduates have a bright future and it will be a pleasure to follow their progress as potential future leaders of our business.”
She adds: “It is particularly pleasing to see more women joining our graduate schemes. A career in construction isn’t just about working on a building site; the industry offers many varied and exciting opportunities for both men and women.”
Lovell believes experience is the best teacher, which is why Lovell’s Graduate programme focuses on on-the-job training in a range of areas of the business, equipping new recruits with the skills they need to be appointed into a permanent role.
For more information about Lovell’s Graduate programme and other opportunities please visit the careers page.