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Jessica Owen

Graduate Trainee - Rotational / 2016 / South Wales

University/ Degree: Swansea University, Biology

Hi, I’m Jess and I’m from a little village deep in the South Wales Valleys – I won’t bore you with the details, as you’ll probably struggle to pronounce the name of the place let alone anything else!

I came onto the Rotational Graduate Scheme for Redrow Homes after completing my degree in Biology from Swansea University in 2015. If you’re any good at numbers you’ll quickly figure out that it took me a year to find my feet after graduation. As much as I’d love to say that my gap year was an adventurous one full of travelling and ‘finding myself’, I can’t. It was completely unintentional and came about due to other opportunities falling through. So after working in a local pub for the past year, I’m so grateful to finally be putting my degree to good use! The Rotational Graduate Scheme is a brilliant opportunity to learn all areas of the business before deciding where you best fit into the company and specialising after your first year. Although my degree doesn’t obviously lend itself to the construction industry, I didn’t let that defeat me. I knew Redrow valued graduates that are eager to learn and passionate about their future development in the company – which I definitely was!

Not only have I entered the big, bad world of full-time work, I’ve also recently bought my own house. So when I’m not in work I can be found with a paintbrush in hand attempting to renovate my little end of terrace! The past few months have been quite a whirlwind of change and to top it off I bought a puppy – a little Cokerpoo called Freddie. Between working, painting and walking Freddie I occasionally find time to do a spot of baking. Admittedly this is usually fueled by the return of The Great British Bake Off to TV!

Well that’s enough from me. Don’t forget to check out the blog for an insight to life as a graduate at Redrow!

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