Housebuilder smashes training ambitions and boosts growth

Springfield Properties provides a Springboard for young people 

Award-winning developer Springfield Properties, which is currently building new homes in Edinburgh, says it has smashed training ambitions, with 23% of its staff now engaged in training or education.
Less than three years ago, the housebuilder pledged to have 10% of its workforce in training. Now with 477 employees, the company says it’s continuing to achieve this. It even claims the business has grown thanks to staff undertaking further development and by recruiting apprentices through its Springboard programme.
The company currently supports 110 employees in further education, training and apprenticeships. This includes 41 construction apprentices, 12 technical apprentices, 39 employees in modern apprenticeships and 18 employees undertaking higher education through training centres which work with Skills Development Scotland.
Springfield has now pledged to take on 16 more apprentices within the next year, including five from Castlebrae Community High School in Edinburgh to work on a major development in the Wisp, which is close to the school.