Attracting Exciting New Talent and Beyond

As we come to the end of National Apprenticeship Week, we wont stop our journey to continue to draw exciting new talent, from not only the construction industry, but also from other disciplines as well.
A year into the role, we caught up with Hayden Woods, who joined as a Trainee Quantity Surveyor with the Minor Works Team, in Infrastructure to see how his journey was progressing.

Hayden had spent nearly ten years working for British Telecom, starting out as an engineer specialising in BT’s high speed services such as ISDN and fibre optics, Hayden worked his way up into BT’s Talent Pool, their internal managerial development programme, with an intention of working with their Research and Development (R&D) team.

After two years providing management cover across the business as part of the Talent Pool, Hayden began looking at different ways at broadening his experience within the business. After exploring the possibilities of working within the R&D team, he began looking elsewhere, to further his career.

After investigating various industries from Ozone production (used in the filtration of water) to Sky Television, Hayden approached Osborne, whose values resonated with him and he felt at home from the moment he walked into reception.

A year into his role, Hayden said: “I’m really pleased to have joined Osborne and I see a future for me here in terms of working my way up the ladder and  utilising the opportunities that working for Osborne provides. I’d gone as far as I had wanted in BT and knew it was time for a change. Osborne is so different. It’s vibrant, engaging and supportive.”

So what does the future hold? Hayden has enrolled in a local college, where he continues his studies for two years on a part time basis, while benefitting from the valuable on the job experience that Osborne provides.