Springfield Properties Employs 500 People Springfield Properties Employs 500 People

Springfield Properties Employs 500 People

Springfield Properties is cementing its position as one of Scotland’s leading employers by announcing that it has grown from 206 employees in 2011 to over 500 staff today. Since the start of the year, Springfield has recruited nine office based employees in Larbert and Elgin in positions ranging from IT Systems Administrator to Commercial Manager.

“Reaching 500 employees is a key milestone for the company. Springfield is poised to play a significant part in the delivery of the many new private and affordable homes needed across Scotland. The company has grown over the years and growth means we will take on more employees right across the business from accounts trainees to experienced tradesmen,” said chief executive of Springfield Properties, Innes Smith.

The housebuilder is also supporting apprentices and works with partners to create opportunities for them. For example, Cameron, 17 years old, joined Springfield as an apprentice bricklayer through the Wheatley Pledge, a scheme introduced to give career opportunities to Wheatley Group tenants. Springfield partnered up with the Wheatley Group in 2012 delivering 202 affordable homes in Muirhouse, Edinburgh. Cameron, who lives in one of these homes, benefited from the scheme.

“Apprenticeships are helping to address the current construction industry skill shortage. Our apprentices all work on building our houses every day – they all have the opportunity of a promising future with Springfield as they become skilled in their trade,” said Innes Smith.

The award winning housebuilder keeps recruiting across Scotland as the company expands. On top of the current 28 active developments, with many more in the pipeline, Springfield has been progressing the delivery of new villages across Scotland.

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On top of its 518 employees and over 1,500 subcontractors, Springfield currently supports 113 staff in further education, training and apprenticeships. This includes 48 construction apprentices, 13 technical apprentices, 35 employees in modern apprenticeships and 17 employees undertaking higher education through training centres that work with Skills Development Scotland.

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