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Graduate Accommodation To Create 900 Temporary Construction Jobs In Derby

18 Feb 2019

Graduate Accommodation To Create 900 Temporary Construction Jobs In Derby

A new apartment development called ‘The Landmark’ which is geared towards graduates and young professionals is set to create up to 900 temporary jobs in Derby.

Now that the development has received a green light from Derby Council, hundreds of temporary construction vacancies at ‘The Landmark’ will be advertised over the coming weeks and months, with work set to begin on the site this summer.

In addition to the 900 temporary Derby jobs which will be created in the construction phase, developers of ‘The Landmark’, Godwin Developments, say that up to 15 full time permanent jobs will be created once the work completes, currently forecast to be some time around the end of 2020.

Establishing the university-leaver appeal of the 200+ apartments, associate director at Godwin Developments, Gurdeep Gill, said: “The Landmark is being built specifically with Derby people in mind. We know that big corporations such as Bombardier, Rolls Royce and the NHS take on around 300 graduates a year, with half new to the area.”

“The Landmark will enable them to work close to their employment and help them to integrate naturally into city life. In this way, we hope that the tendency for graduates to drift away from Derby can be halted and more people encouraged to stay and build a career here,” added Mr Gill.

Mark Jackson, planning partner at Cushman & Wakefield, also commented, saying: “This development will act as a catalyst for Derby city centre and provide much needed PRS (Private Rented Sector aka Build-to-Rent) accommodation to meet the needs of key employers in the city such as Rolls-Royce. Godwin Developments has worked in collaboration with the city for over two years and the outcome is well deserved.”

Paul Harris, Rolls Royce’s director of economic development, appeared to add weight to both Mr Gill and Mr Jackson’s comments, saying: “It is my view that Derby needs to improve its city centre living proposition in order to compete in attracting the young talent that Rolls-Royce and other companies need to attract in order to meet their needs.”

“We do find that a significant proportion of the young people we attract to the company choose not to live in Derby, partly because of a lack of good quality rental accommodation.”

“Good quality, relatively affordable rented accommodation with professional management, good on-site facilities and proximity to public transport and cycling links is attractive to many of our target audience and this scheme appears to provide that,” said Mr Harris.

We can’t help you find good quality rental accommodation in Derby, but we can help you find well paid graduate careers in the city. Take a look at all current vacancies for university leavers and apply for graduate jobs in Derby now.

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