08 Aug Housebuilder Weston Homes Plc is recruiting 350 new staff over next 18-24 months
In the largest recruitment drive registered in the construction industry for over a decade, Weston Homes Plc has announced that it is recruiting 350 new staff over the next 18-24 months. The volume housebuilder is undertaking a multi-million pound nationwide recruitment campaign, in order to have the human resources required to meet the company’s £2 billion (GDV) new homes development pipeline.
Established in 1987 with headquarter offices in London and Stansted, Weston Homes currently employs over 430 people, and has a development pipeline of 7,500 new homes, with a completed value of £2 billion. Due to this pipeline, the company is forecast to double in size over the next five years and needs to create 350 new roles across all disciplines within the business. This includes engineering, planning and design, technical, commercial and construction, and the company is looking for people with a variety of different experience levels.
In order to implement the recruitment drive Weston Homes is rolling out a massive recruitment campaign, unprecedented in the construction industry for its scale, cost and depth. Over the next six months the firm is undertaking a multi-million pound nationwide promotional campaign. This includes advertisements, recruitment videos, radio advertising, bus adverts, billboards, site hoardings, social media and Recruitment Fairs in Birmingham (September 2018), Manchester (October 2018) and Bristol (November 2018).
Weston Homes creates best in class residential property developments across outer London, the Home Counties and the South East, focusing on rapidly growing hubs including Cambridge, Peterborough, Reading and Dartford. The company has in-house divisions covering design, planning, manufacturing and construction.
Around a third of the 350 roles will be site-based roles, with the balance based at the company’s head office.