CALA Homes Graduate Programmes

Salary: £25,000 + benefits
Location: Nationwide
Start date: Sep-2018
Sectors: Architecture & Construction, Engineering, Marketing,

Build your future from the foundations up……

CALA Group Ltd is the UK’s most upmarket major homebuilder operating in Scotland, the Midlands and the South East of England. The company focuses on high quality, well-designed homes in prime locations. Strongly customer-orientated in our approach, CALA's high standards of design, build quality and service are regularly recognised in coveted industry awards. In 2016, CALA won ‘Large Housebuilder of The Year’ at the Scottish Home Awards for the second consecutive year, was crowned ‘Medium Housebuilder of the Year’ at the Housebuilder Awards as well as collecting a silver award for ‘Best Large Housebuilder’ at the What House? Awards.

We are currently recruiting for our Graduate Programme and are looking for Commercial, Construction, Land, Sales & Marketing and Technical (Architectural and Engineering) Graduates to join us in September 2018. We have offices in Scotland, the Midlands and the South East of England and are currently in the midst of a very exciting period of growth with the aim of building 2,500 homes by 2020. The roles could be based in any of our eight regions and you must be willing to relocate to join the graduate programme.

The Graduate Programme offers a unique opportunity to start your career in one of our 8 regional businesses and develop your own skills through our two year graduate training programme which will include a rotational aspect across disciplines. You will join one of the UK’s top 10 National House Builders and be given real responsibilities as soon as you join the business to see a tangible difference from the contributions you make. Joining one of our 8 regional offices, you will be supported and welcomed into a positive, friendly and respectful culture.

Our Commercial teams are responsible for preparing and controlling our construction cost budgets. They work closely with our construction departments to make sure the correct levels and quality of labour and materials are being provided to our construction sites. To join the Commercial team you will need to be confident with numbers and people. You will have a degree in Quantity Surveying or similar and be able to work to strict deadlines. You will need to have a good understanding of all current IT applications.

As a Construction Graduate, communication skills are paramount to ensure that the necessary teams are kept up to date with any changes on the site. You will also be expected to take ownership of issues and ensure they are dealt with promptly. You must appreciate the importance of excellent customer satisfaction and resolving customer service issues. Under the guidance of the Construction Management team, you will be involved in managing sub-contractors by giving them clear direction and clarifying expectations in all aspects of site delivery. You will learn about all site resources including labour, plant and materials as well as on-site health and safety and client customer service. You should have a Construction Management Degree or similar to apply.

Land Graduates have to be confident and enjoy dealing with people. You will need to work closely with all the other departments within the business to provide information and the justification to purchase Land. It is an exciting, dynamic and fast paced job and good social skills are paramount. A degree in Town/ Property Planning, Real Estate Management, Geography or similar is valuable although other degrees will be considered.

As a Sales & Marketing Graduate, you will be exposed to all elements of the Sales and Marketing function, including delivering the sales targets for your region. The majority of the Sales team are based in sales offices on our developments and work with the construction team to ensure all customers get a 5 star experience. The Marketing team are based in one of the regional head offices. Being an effective contributor to the Sales and Marketing function means being able to work with people. You need to be able to pick up on the simplest of signs given by a customer so you can respond appropriately and exceed their expectations. You should have a Business Management, Psychology or Marketing Degree or similar to apply.

Our Technical team provide the Architectural and Engineering expertise to remain market leaders in the product we provide. The Engineers work closely with the Land and Construction Teams in assessing the suitability of a potential site and managing the implications of any complications, once we start building. The Architects inform the design of the CALA product, ensuring we continue to innovate and lead in how we build. To join the Technical Team as a Graduate, you should have a degree in Civil Engineering, Architecture or Architectural Technology. You need excellent attention to detail and the interpersonal skills to confidently inform others in the business in your own area of expertise.

If you are passionate about quality, enjoy working as a team, take pride in your work and want to be a part of something exciting, please complete the online application form for your chosen discipline found by clicking here or the apply now button below.

We offer a competitive package including generous annual leave entitlement, discretionary bonus scheme, professional development opportunities, private medical insurance, life assurance and charitable giving plus many more.

The closing date for applications is Sunday 7th January 2018.