Story Homes Graduate Profile
Looking to build skills that will last you a lifetime? Do you want to join a team of exceptional people in a business that is going places? If you are passionate about performance, want to help to drive 5 Star quality standards and are a highly motivated, respectful team player we would love to hear from you. Story Homes offers something truly exceptional – as an employer we really could be the perfect first chapter in Your Story.
Laura Moon is one of dedicated team of designers based in the North East. Hear first hand about her role and what she has achieved at Story Homes.
Story Homes is an award-winning property developer with more than 35 schemes in Cumbria, North West and North East England and southern Scotland. The company was founded in 1987 by Fred Story as Story Construction, which later de-merged to become Story Homes and our sister company Story Contracting. Its head office is based in Carlisle with regional offices in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and Chorley. Renowned for building high specification homes of excellent quality, Story Homes is committed to sustainability and contributing to the communities in which it builds. Story Homes prides itself on delivering exemplary customer service and has achieved a five star Home Builders Federation (HBF) Customer Satisfaction Rating for four consecutive years (2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017).
The company has been consistently recognised in the prestigious UK Property Awards since 2011. In 2017, Story Homes won three awards in the ‘Best Residential Development’ category, with Strawberry Grange in Cockermouth, Oakland Park in Morpeth, and D’Urton Manor in Preston all receiving accolades. Story Homes was also named Housebuilder of the Year at the Insider North West Property Awards 2017.
The company directly employs more than 500 staff, and plans to recruit an additional 50 by the end of 2018. It also operates successful apprentice and graduate schemes, aimed at bringing young talent into the industry.
This year (2017/18) Story Homes hopes to build more than 1000 homes. In 2012/13 the developer built 151 homes, 240 homes in 2013/14, 410 homes in 2014/15 and 565 homes in 2015/16. In 2016/17, Story Homes built more than 800 new homes across its three key regions.
We are looking for 2 exceptional Graduates to join us in September 2018.
There are opportunities in Graphic Design and Digital Marketing both based at our regional office in Carlisle. These positions present exciting opportunities to join us as at a time of growth in to new regions allowing graduates real opportunities to progress.
Graduates will receive a starting salary of £21,000 and will be eligible to receive a number of benefits; including a bonus of up to 25%.
Matthew Swallow, joined our business as a Quantity Surveyor and has now progressed in to Head of Commercial for our Region 1 team based in Cumbria. Here he talks about our commitment to quality and building long lasting relationships with our Subcontractors.