Stewart Milne Group launches major recruitment drive

Glenn Allison
Glenn Allison

THE  will create more than 250 new posts within its business in the next 12 months to support growth in its homes and timber systems divisions.

The recruitment drive represents a more than 30% increase to its current 800-strong full-time workforce and will span all disciplines and professions within the business, from skilled tradespeople, site management and quantity surveyors through to architects, design technicians and cost estimators.

The new posts are spread across the Group’s homes divisions in both Scotland and north-west England along with its timber systems automated facility in Witney, Oxfordshire.

The Group is also forging new relationships with the supply chain and subcontractor community to support its in-house teams. It currently employs more than 2,000 subcontractors across its UK operations. The Group said that its pipeline of premium home developments and increasing demand for its innovative timber systems from the new homes and wider construction markets were driving its recruitment strategy.

Glenn Allison, chief executive of the Stewart Milne Group, said, “This is an enormously exciting time to be working in the construction sector, as we bring premium new homes projects forward to meet market demand and continue to grow our timber systems business. As a privately owned group, we have a very strong company culture that puts our people and their development at the heart of what we do. This is backed by best in class training programmes; an excellent benefits package and fantastic career progression prospects for those with ambition and talent.

“Many people probably do not appreciate the full range of skills and expertise that our business encompasses but our recruitment this year will include the full spectrum, spanning joiners, electricians, plumbers and roofers through to design, cost estimating, contracts management, HR and finance. The message from us is that if you are talented then we would like to hear from you. It’s a great time to join a successful business and to be part of our on-going growth. In return, we can offer some of the best benefits and development opportunities in the market.”