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Schools out! Leicester housebuilder helps support future talent

A Leicestershire housebuilder has welcomed a local school for an exclusive behind-the-scenes tour.


Redrow East Midlands invited a group of students from Foxfields Academy along to Hugglescote Grange, on Grange Road, for in insightful workshop, sharing information about a career in the construction industry.


Foxfields Academly is a specialist all-through school for pupils aged 5-16 with Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) needs.


A mix of year seven, eight and nine students were given a grand tour of the development, giving them an exclusive look at life on a construction site, as well as a sneak peak at the homes currently being built.


The students also had the opportunity to chat to team members, trainees and apprentices where they could ask questions about working at Redrow.


Ashley Caress, Headteacher at Foxfields Academy, said: “The students had a wonderful time visiting Hugglescote Grange and getting the VIP treatment. It was a great opportunity to learn more about the construction sector and give the students an insight into how new homes are built.”


Jeremy Davis, Area Construction Manager, at Redrow East Midlands, added: “We had a wonderful time welcoming students from Foxfields Academy to our Hugglescote Grange development.


“As part of our continued efforts towards valuing people, we’re always thrilled to invite local students along for an exciting behind-the-scenes look. It’s so important to help young people understand that, whether their favourite subject is maths or art, there are so many opportunities in housebuilding. Here at Redrow East Midlands, we offer a range of opportunities, from graduate programmes to apprenticeships.


“It was fantastic to meet the pupils and, on behalf of the whole team, I’d like to extend a huge thank you to Foxfields Academy for attending. We look forward to seeing them flourish!”


The meeting follows the success of Redrow East Midlands’ ongoing apprenticeship scheme, which has been running since 2017. The programme, which will see the division take on six apprentices in 2023, gives students in the local area an opportunity to gain hands-on experience and develop a career in housebuilding.


Hugglescote Grange offers a slice of village life, while being located just a mile from the heart of Coalville, and within easy reach of Leicester, Derby, Nottingham and Birmingham. Offering the perfect mix of rural and town living, the development is perfect for first-time buyers, growing families and couples alike, and has two, three and four-bedroom homes.

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From books to bricks - students were given a grand tour of Redrow's Hugglescote Grange

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Redrow was established in 1974 and today is one of the most successful and acclaimed homebuilders in the country. For the year to 3 July 2022, the company built more than 5,700 new homes across England and Wales. Over Redrow’s history, spanning almost 50 years, it has earned a unique reputation for delivering high quality, award-winning homes that are built in well-chosen locations with excellent place making. Redrow’s purpose is to create a better way to live. It has a robust strategy in place to deliver on this aim, which is based on three core pillars: Thriving Communities, Building Responsibly and Valuing People. Redrow was included in the FT’s annual listings of both Europe’s Climate Leaders 2022 and Diversity Leaders 2023 for achieving significant reductions in its greenhouse gas emissions and leading in workplace diversity and inclusion respectively. It was also included in the FTSE4Good Index Series, for demonstrating strong Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) practices. In 2022, Redrow became one of the first house builders to implement the New Homes Quality Board’s new code of practice, an independent not-for-profit organisation that has been set up to offer better protection and increased transparency for customers. Redrow is consistently rated as ‘excellent’ on Trustpilot and once again achieved the Five Star Customer Satisfaction award from the Home Builders’ Federation (HBF). Visit for more detail.

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