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Louis Silva

Graduate Trainee - Commercial / 2016 / South East

University/ Degree: University of Chester, Criminology and English

I’m Louis, one of the 2016/2017 Graduates. I have entered straight into the Commercial department in the South East Division as a Graduate Trainee rather than completing the Rotational programme, with ambitions to become a Quantity Surveyor (providing all goes well!).

My first piece of advice would be for those thinking of applying to Redrow’s Graduate programme. Do not worry if your Degree is not related to House Building, Property etc. Redrow support Graduates from all disciplines, providing they achieve good results, have a desire to learn and an interest in the industry. I was initially unsure, but soon found out I had no reason to be! Redrow want individuals with ambition and focus, to learn from Senior colleagues and help to form the future leaders of the Housebuilding industry.

There’s a lot of focus on Learning and Development, but the opportunities really are second to none for aspiring young professionals.

A bit about myself! I always have and still do live in Kent, the garden of England. Therefore a placement in the South East division was perfect for me! Although after spending 3 years studying in the North West I am often all over the place when visiting friends! When I’m not at work you’ll find me either watching/playing football or binge watching the latest popular series on Netflix. The usual weekend involves seeing mates, drinking, playing FIFA, relaxing, visiting family etc.

Upon receiving my offer from Redrow I had a while before my start date, so I worked for a few months, saved up and travelled South East Asia (Thailand and Vietnam) all on my own! I thought going from travelling Vietnam- North to South on a motorbike without a care in the world, to being in the real world training to be a QS would be hard to adapt. However, I sit here, less than a week since starting in my Division, loving every minute and already feeling settled in with the team!

I’m looking forward to my two years and maybe even meeting some of you reading this in the near future!

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