The South Devon UTC will provide young people with important skills and qualifications which are needed for a career in the housebuilding industry. It is fantastic news for South Devon as we expect that the UTC will help increase the employment rate in the area. It sits extremely well alongside our own ongoing initiative to increase the number of apprentices, trainees and graduates in construction and related sectors.
Linden Homes is an award-winning housebuilder, specialising in high quality, bespoke developments across the country. Selling over 3,000 homes annually with a landbank of over 13,000 plots. Linden Homes’ South West office is located in Newton Abbot, employing 152 people directly, as well as many local sub-contractors and suppliers.
As part of Galliford Try Plc, Galliford Try employs over 4,000 people throughout the UK with a variety of skills from Apprentices and Trainees to Site Managers and Surveyors; Technical Co-ordinators to Design Technicians; Operation Support Managers to Build Managers.
Nigel Palmer, Managing Director of Linden Homes said “SDUTC will provide students with the opportunity to attain an enhanced educational experience which combines traditional academic subjects with technical and practical learning in the essential STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) subjects. We are extremely pleased to be working closely with SDUTC in selecting the very best trainees to further enhance our own ongoing initiative to increase the skilled workforce in the South West for many years to come.”