#NHW18 – Meet the Team Monday: Graduates of our Management Trainee Programme
We are kicking off New Homes Week 2018 with Meet The Team Monday: Graduates of our Management Trainee Programme!
Our Management Trainee programme aims to create exceptional professionals within the housebuilding industry. Offering a wide range of roles including contract surveyors; development surveyors; estimators; site managers; technical coordinators and architectural technicians, our trainees are given opportunities which will provide them with invaluable on-the-job experience.
The programme also enables young people to gain critical industry skills whilst being paid a competitive salary and working towards a BSc (hons) degree. 50% of our graduate trainees since 2013 have received first class degrees as the result of the programme.
The trainee programme has given me academic skills through the degree, however arguably more importantly I have learnt the real life practical side of estimating from day one. I feel this has aided my career massively, putting me ahead of candidates who may have studied the same degree on a full-time basis.
Spanning across 5 years, the programme ensures that you work four days a week alongside experienced employees, and attend university on the fifth day. Trainees are also assigned a mentor to guide and assist with career progression, and during the first year rotate throughout different departments to experience the many different elements of Hill.
To encourage our trainees to integrate, they are treated as equal employees, and we actively promote and give responsibility to them early on to help develop their professional acumen.
The early exposure to key responsibilities was invaluable as I progressed – my career would not have been possible without being part of the trainee programme.
Many of our trainee’s line managers are also former trainees, who have since completed their degrees and progressed higher throughout Hill. 100% of our trainees have stayed with Hill for a minimum of two years post-graduation, with many advancing to senior roles such as managing surveyors, development managers and project managers.