A key part of sustainability is building a strong workforce for the future.
Without the right people in the right roles, developments may be delayed, construction prices could rise, and business will slow. That’s why we’re helping people from all backgrounds to build long and rewarding careers in property-related industries, including construction and hospitality. We also attract people to Landsec by being an inclusive and supportive place to work. By doing this, we make our workforce stronger and more diverse – and our business more successful.
Addressing Social Mobility
At Landsec we believe that people shouldn’t be defined by where they were born or live. We know that someone from an area classified as ‘disadvantaged’ has less chance of succeeding than someone else.
Our goal, therefore, is to offer opportunities to the people who live in the communities where we operate so that every individual has a fair chance of reaching their potential.
Our Chief Executive, Robert Noel, was recently invited to sit on the newly formed Inclusive Economy Partnership (IEP), a collaboration between government, business and civil society whose aim is to address key societal challenges facing low and middle-income families. The IEP is focusing on three key areas: Financial Inclusion, Mental Health and Transition to Work.
Chantal was unemployed for years before joining our Construction Academy. After some training and a work placement, she earned herself a full-time job as a Traffic Marshall with Keltbray, managing the flow of vehicles in and out of our construction sites.