Ours is a wonderful industry in which to work and it continues to provide excellent and interesting career opportunities for many different people. The skills shortage our industry is experiencing has been a growing concern for construction companies for a number of years and tackling this must start with changing perceptions of the industry that we, at Cora, are deeply committed to and so proud to represent.
We are determined to support the UK Government’s pledge to build 300,000 new homes each year and to help raise awareness of the vast array of jobs that come under the umbrella of construction – it is no understatement that a wealth of opportunities and career paths are available!
Our work with modern methods of construction is enabling us to develop lower carbon properties that are better for our planet and for home-owners. We know this is just the beginning and many more innovative building techniques will come in future. We need forward-thinking employees who can help us innovate and ensure we continue to put our environmental and social responsibilities at the heart of everything we do.
We also challenge the reputation of our industry as one only open to middle-aged white men. We do not believe that construction should be a ‘boys club’ and welcome applicants of any gender and walk of life.
We are committed to building climate-resilient communities by delivering much-needed, energy-efficient homes and biodiverse open spaces, by investing in local communities, by helping to develop local skills and by supporting our customers to live more sustainable lives.
Through our high-quality homes and our increasing focus on social outcomes, we seek to make a positive contribution to the health, happiness and well-being of our communities.
Our training scheme runs for a minimum of two years and is open to anyone interested in learning industry skills and honing high quality craftsmanship, regardless of background or family circumstance.
Whether you are just starting your career or an experienced professional, we accommodate different stages of learning and experience. We will guide and equip you with the skills, training and confidence for a rewarding career in housebuilding.
Overall, we aim to employ a minimum 16 new trainees each year by creating at least one apprenticeship and at least two traineeships on each of our development sites.
We are formally accredited by the Living Wage Foundation and we pay the Real Living Wage as a minimum.
To find out more about joining our wonderful team and how you can explore your potential in the construction, commercial and technical side of our business, contact us below
I have been working in the commercial department for four and a half years and have been very happy at Cora. It’s a great company to work for – there’s a fantastic team feel.
I also love the fact that we are really starting to focus on being more sustainable, thinking more about the impact we are having on the environment and how to improve. Learning more about this has been very interesting!
I believe it will help reduce the climate crisis and make a real difference for our customers and the communities where we build.