Land & Partnerships Graduate 2024

Type: Graduate
Region: North West

Keepmoat Homes is a fast growing top 10 UK housebuilder. We design and build quality homes and create places where people want to live.

Our investment and participation helps transform communities and improves the lives of local people. We have a national presence combined with local knowledge and expertise in all aspects of housing – from finance, design and planning, to developing and building. Our comprehensive skills and capabilities give us a wider perspective across the whole housing lifecycle and we create lower risk ways of building homes people need.

For more than 90 years our work has been absolutely visible to local communities so being part of the community is in our DNA. We hire local suppliers and tradespeople and work with local communities to make sure that our plans meet their needs.

Job description

We have a number of exciting opportunities for upcoming or recent graduates to join us as Land and Partnerships Graduate Trainees.

This is a fantastic time to join us in these key roles in 2024 as we look to strengthen our land portfolio following on from a record financial performance in 2023. Key areas of focus for the successful candidates will be:

  • Assist and support with the identification of potential land and partnership opportunities, demonstrating knowledge and practical application
  • Assist in the evaluation of potential new sites and scheme viability through site appraisals
  • Develop an understanding and practical application of the bidding process and contribute where appropriate to the submission of bids and tenders
  • Assist in the development of scheme proposals including liaison with other internal departments at region/group level
  • Develop an understanding and the practical application of legal agreements and the negotiations process
  • Assist and undertake Community Engagement and Investment initiatives e.g. Community events and educational programmes
  • Develop an understanding and assist in building relationships with partner organisations and other Keepmoat companies to advance scheme progress and explore additional opportunities, e.g. Local Authorities

Skills, knowledge & experience

We are looking for graduates who embody our Keepmoat values; a creative and resilient individual who is open to change with strong innovation skills. They will be collaborative; effective in relationship building and stakeholder engagement with potential to build relationships effectively at all levels.

They will take a straightforward approach and be able to use their initiative and financial commercial acumen in their work. They will be passionate about beginning their career in Land and Partnerships, with a real customer and team focus; motivated and enthusiastic about the land function.

We are open to applicants on a nationwide basis, however they should be willing to be based within a commutable distance of one of the following regional offices:

  • East Midlands (Nottingham, NG10 5QG)
  • South Midlands (Northampton, NN4 7YJ)
  • North West (Liverpool, L24 8QR)
  • Yorkshire East (Doncaster, DN4 5PL)

Education & qualifications

  • Applicants must have as a minimum an undergraduate degree (or be anticipated to complete their undergraduate degree in Summer 2024) in a related subject (property/town or urban planning/real estate/law) with a 2:2 or above classification.
  • They must hold a full UK driving license and have the ability to travel to meet the demands of the role.

Why work for us?

At Keepmoat Homes we pride ourselves on being a great place to work. As the market leader in our industry we want to ensure that we attract, motivate and retain the best people who can deliver the best service for our customers.

  • Competitive rates of pay – We regularly check our pay against our competitors to make sure they reflect our position as market leader. We also review our pay every year.
  • Bonus Scheme – Our annual bonus scheme is linked to team and company performance.
  • Special offers for staff – We run a range of offers and discounts exclusively for our employees including holidays, health club memberships and days out.
  • Trust – We encourage you to come up with ideas and get the most out of your job with us.
  • Development – we offer genuine development opportunities to progress your career.

Our values

Our values are the foundation for our vision, the cornerstone of our culture and the benchmark for our achievement.

  • Straightforward – We get the job done in the most efficient and effective way. We are friendly, open and honest. It’s about being respectful and working in a transparent and honest way.
  • Collaborative – We work together in partnership to deliver the very best customer experience. Partnership working is key to our business. We work collaboratively to deliver the best results possible.
  • Passionate – We care about what we do. We put pride and energy into delivering results. It’s important to us to do a good job.
  • Creative – We are proactive, flexible and resourceful. We listen, learn and deliver solutions. We don’t offer a one size fits all solution; we are flexible and will tailor our services to our customers’ needs.
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