Hopkins Homes launches Trainee Site Manager Scheme

 The Trainee Assistant Site Manager scheme will give individuals the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with top industry professionals whilst gaining an accredited qualification.

There are opportunities on developments throughout East Anglia on to 30-month paid programme. Successful candidates will receive first-class training in managing multimillion-pound building sites and work through a series of formal qualifications including level 6 NVQ. Trainees will also have access to NHBC toolbox courses and other essential site operations training.

Michael Cox, Managing Director at Hopkins Homes said: "We are excited about the launch of this new programme. We understand how expensive it can be to gain qualifications, many students leave university with a lot of debt but little practical experience.

"By offering a competitive salary in addition to qualifications and continuous support, we hope the programme will offer a viable alternative to university for young but also attract applicants looking for a change of career or who are returning to work after a break."

The first 18 months of the programme will see the trainees learn a range of useful skills including safety training and management in addition to the completion of the NVQ. During the next phase, trainees will conduct workplace evaluations with site managers and contract managers and put their training into practice. At the end of the programme, successful candidates could be placed on an active list fot the next Assistant Site Managers post.

Michael continued: "We are working closely with the Home Builders Federation and Women in Construction to ensure the course is designed to meet the needs of participants and creates Assistant Site Managers with the correct skill set to meet our needs and those of the industry.

"Hopkins Homes take pride in supporting our employees and we have a strong history of promoting within all levels including progression to Site Manager, Contracts Manager, Senior Contracts Manager and up to Production Director."

To apply for a place on the course please email CV and covering letter to Shane Vinyard, Head of Quality Assurance at construction@hopkinshomes.co.uk or send via post to Melton Park House, Melton, Woodbridge IP12 1TJ.