Curo Homes Graduate Scheme

  • Job Reference: 00001757-1
  • Date Posted: 30 January 2018
  • Recruiter: Curo
  • Location: Bath, Somerset
  • Salary: £23,000
  • Sector: Construction, Real Estate & Property
  • Job Type: Contract
  • Duration: 2 years
  • Work Hours: Full Time

Job Description

Scheme Outline:

Become part of an expanding commercial house building division working for one of the largest social housing and support services organisations in the South West.

As a graduate with a minimum of a 2:2 degree, you will be able demonstrate the attributes we look for in all our colleagues; customer obsession, enthusiasm, attention to detail, independence whilst also team-oriented, excellent communication skills, self-motivation with a balanced view of work and life.

Within Curo Homes you will embark on a two-year operationally-led rotational programme supported by a comprehensive learning and development plan. You will spend time in each of our five divisions actively taking part in projects throughout the house-building cycle; with the unique benefit of a direct insight into the affordable and social housing part of our business.

Summary of the role:

You will undertake a graduate-level development programme spanning the five main areas of commercial and affordable house building over a period of two years, preparing you to take on a future leadership role within Curo Homes on completion.

What will you need to commit to?

The programme will run for two years and will span the five main divisions of Curo Homes. You must be prepared to work in different environments, ranging from office, client, sales office and construction site.

You will need to attend all the development activities within the course, such as our corporate induction, the Inspirational Leadership Programme, mentoring and coaching sessions. You will be required to take personal responsibility for your continuous personal development.

As a Curo Colleague you will be expected to attend quarterly Executive Briefings and the annual Colleague Conference, as well as other important parts of Curo Company Life.

As part of the developing programme, you will be requested to provide constructive feedback on the programme and its content, as well as act as colleague support for any new graduates in future years.

Personal characteristics/qualifications:

You will need to be on target to achieve a 2:2 degree (or equivalent); ideally in a subject related to the construction industry, although passion to work for Curo and the house-building sector is more important to us.

We are an organisation run by leaders at all levels, be it Leaders of Self, Leaders of Others or Leaders of the Organisation. As such we measure our colleagues’ behaviours and the way they deliver success through our Nine Leadership Principles. As a new colleague we would expect you to be able to demonstrate the capacity to live up to our high expectations – you will have the opportunity during your application to provide examples of how you may do this.

Other characteristics that we believe will make you a great fit for Curo Homes are:

  • Passion for our plans within the construction industry
  • High level of attention to detail and well organised
  • Creativity and innovation
  • Disciplined approach to learning
  • Programme/target orientation
  • Independent but equally at home working in a team
  • Good and broad communication skills
  • Self-motivation and a self-starter
  • A balanced approach to work and life

When completing the form think carefully how you can demonstrate your capacity for the nine leadership principles outlined on the attached Leadership Principles document. This will help us identify candidates who will really fit in and become part of our Curo family.

There will be a number of different activities for successful applicants to complete during the recruitment event which will be assessed by a panel made up of Curo colleagues and will include:

•         Introduction to Curo

•         Group exercises

•         Presentation - topic will be advised in invitation to attend

•         Interview

Closing date: Midday on 16 March 2018

Graduate recruitment event provisional date: 17 April 2018 (to be confirmed)

Start date: September 2018