At Telford Homes we develop great homes and places in London, and great places to work. Our people love where they work and enjoy the jobs they do.
We recognise that it’s our people that make us different, and we strive to recruit, retain, engage and develop the best. We pride ourselves on our unique and supportive culture. We believe that’s why we have above industry average levels of employee retention, which is currently running at 90%.
Our employees are at the heart of our business and we consistently strive to ensure they are engaged and have the opportunity to develop in a job they enjoy. In an average day, we have over 1,000 people on our sites and at head office, of which around 25% are directly employed with the remainder being employed by our subcontractor partners.
There’s a great variety of roles from sales and marketing, to finance, surveying and sustainability, and we have an excellent Management Trainee scheme. No matter what your role is though, we’ll help you to flourish.
Learning and development
We are committed to equipping our employees with the skills they need. Over the last year, a record number of people from across the business attended training courses and workshops, and more than one third of our senior managers achieved an ILM (Institute of Leadership and Management) accreditation.
Recruitment and retention
We are an ambitious, growing business that continues to strengthen our team. Last year 20% of our workforce was new to the organisation and we expect this figure to be higher in the next 12 months, to support the growth of the business.
Even with this rate of growth we have been able to retain our unique culture, thanks to the Telford Homes behaviours that run through the business and are now included as a core element of our induction process. These include:
- strong and consistent performance
- respect for our people and customers
- integrity and commitment
- effective leadership.
Our workforce is diverse, and our behaviours help us strive to drive performance in a consistent way across the team.
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Our recent employee survey highlighted that overall satisfaction with Telford Homes as an employer, and intention to be working for us in 12 months’ time, were both at levels exceeding 90%. These results reflect how hard we strive to create a great place to work.
But don't just take our word for it:
"I was looking for a new 'home' as I called it during my interview and that's exactly what it has turned out to be. Telford Homes has always had a family feel about it and although the numbers have grown in the 10 years I've been here, I believe this still exists today. Staff are valued and appreciated, benefits have been enhanced as time has gone on and I wouldn't hesitate to recommend Telford Homes to friends or family. I think that says a lot." Sara
Telford Homes has also been voted one of the top 50 employers for both 2014 and 2015 by Building Magazine's "The Building Good Employer Guide" - the list of players within the construction industry setting the bar as good employers.