Our Development Trainees complete their two-year trainee programme
Congratulations to our Development Trainees, Indy Panesar and Alex Mackness, who have completed our two-year development trainee programme and have now been appointed Project Managers.
Over the last two years, Indy and Alex have been rotating around different sections within our Development, Sales and Regeneration Team to gain as much experience as possible to build up the skills to enable them to manage their own projects.
They are also in their second and final year studying a Higher Apprenticeship in Construction Management at Wolverhampton University.
Indy said: “I feel really happy to have completed the programme. It certainly went quick! It means a lot to me – it’s the start of my career and I really want to excel as a Project Manager.
“Over the last six months the training has been intense yet rewarding. I was given the opportunity to work alongside colleagues and manage two schemes.
“Now I’m project managing a development of 66 homes in Leamington Spa and a small development of four homes in Worcester.
“I just want to say a big thank you to everyone in the Development Team who have helped me develop the skills I have today. It’s been an amazing opportunity and I’m very grateful.”
Alex said: “I’ve achieved so much more than I set out to do two years ago. There is still a lot more to learn, but that’s the nature of the role, as there’s always change.
“It’s been more intense over the last six months as we were given our own schemes to manage. We dedicated more time on our projects and worked on our final assessments, where I delivered a presentation on improving energy efficiency within our new build homes.
“I’m now managing a small development in North Warwickshire and a couple in Coventry and a medium-sized development in Worcester which total 130 homes.
“A huge thank you to the whole Development Team for their dedicated support over the past two years, and to the Development Leadership Team for this incredible opportunity.”
Our Executive Director for Development Nick Byrne added: “On behalf of everyone in the Development, Sales and Regeneration Team I want to congratulate both Indy and Alex on completing the programme and being appointed Project Managers.
“It has been a pleasure having Indy and Alex in the team and I’ve enjoyed watching them grow in confidence as they’ve progressed through the programme.
“They’ve both been very dedicated and committed throughout and we’re very much looking forward to seeing them put all their hard work into practice as they manage their own projects from now on. Well done both!”