Commercial Graduate

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Redrow Group Services
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The Commercial Department plays a key role in ensuring the successful outcome of all of our developments and supporting the growth of the Redrow Group.

This programme is an intensive two-year introduction to Redrow’s surveying and procurement processes, designed to give talented graduates the skills and understanding of how a commercial department operates.

We are looking for graduates with a specific educational background, those who have studied either a Finance Degree or a Quantity Surveying Degree.

As part of the programme you will spend the first 12 months in the Commercial Department of a regional office and a further 12 months working with the Business Process Review (BPR) Team  who are based at our Head Office located near to Chester.


What to expect:

In year One you will work in a regional office where you will receive training in procuring Subcontractors & Suppliers, setting Budget Estimates, managing live sites including the preparation of valuations and cost reports. As a valued member of the Commercial Department you will receive extensive training at our dedicated centre to develop your management schemes, commercial acumen, understanding of construction and Health & safety.

In year Two you will join our BPR team and will be involved in visiting regional offices to review and report on the commercial practices employed. The review process will enable you to gain an understanding of the wide range of tasks carried out by Commercial together with the various processes and procedures employed to complete each element of a project. The role will help to develop your analytical, presentation and reporting skills whilst developing your management skills.

You will be working with experienced commercial professionals and learning from some of our most experienced surveyors and purchasing managers whilst being mentored by Senior Directors within our business. There’ll be plenty of opportunity for formal training too, with courses readily available. And we’ll also support you while you work towards your RICS membership.

What we are looking for

To join our industry-leading programme, you’ll need a 2:1 in any Quantity Surveying or Finance Related Degree.

During this 2 year programme, you will:

  • Be mentored by an experienced head of department
  • Understand the commercial pressures and demands of a modern housebuilding development
  • Take active part in projects that test and develop your abilities, independent thinking and challenge and have a genuine impact on the business
Application tips

For more information, take a look at our ‘The Making of You’ guide to our Graduate Programmes. This will help give you a better understanding of what we offer.

But it’s not just about the placements we offer; Redrow want the right people working for us. As we expect a lot of applications, we need our successful candidates to stand out. We like our people to be different – so what sets you apart? What can you offer us? Why do you want to work at Redrow?

We look for applicants across England and Wales, but from time to time we may not be able to find a placement in your local area, therefore the more flexible you are and open to temporary relocation, the better.

Be clear and concise, and make sure that everything that goes into your application represents your qualities.

What next? – Our applications close in December, as we expect a large number of applications please don’t expect to hear back until January. Our assessment days will be in February/ March with interviews and verbal offers made shortly after. You will start between July and September, depending on your chosen programme.

Our recruitment and selection process is designed specifically to get the best from you and demonstrate your personal qualities. So be yourself, take initiative, get involved and enjoy it!

Good luck!

For more information on the programme, please take a look at our Graduate Booklet by clicking here.

Alternatively for information on the varied and interesting roles, projects and activities our graduates get involved in, straight from the graduates and undergraduates themselves, please visit

Or, if you want to ask one of our current graduates a question, tweet us @RedrowHomes and use #RedrowGraduates

Redrow is an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all suitably qualified candidates, regardless of their race, sex, disability, region/ belief, sexual orientation or age.

Closing Date

This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.

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