Leading partnership homes developer Lovell is investing in opportunities for young people with its management trainee scheme, where they’ll aim to become future leaders within the business.

22-year-old Matthew Tompkins-Hall from Shirley, Solihull, has recently joined the Midlands region of Lovell as a management trainee where he will spend time working in multiple departments to gain an insight into the wider business.

Currently working with the technical department, Matthew will also spend time with estimating, new build site operations, refurbishment site operations, commercial and buying over the next two years.

Matthew will be working towards Level 4 and 5 qualifications in Construction Management and the Built Environment and will attend the University of Wolverhampton one day per week for two years.

He said: “I am really enjoying my time at Lovell and I have learnt so much already. I am constantly learning and the involvement in different departments is what appealed to me most about this role, as well as the opportunity to work towards a nationally recognised qualification.”

25-year-old Joshua Ball joined the Midlands region of Lovell as a management trainee over two years ago and has recently had the opportunity to develop his job role, now working as a trainee urban designer.

As a trainee urban designer, Joshua works with the in-house architectural team to get the development designs to the planning submission stage, ensuring full policy-compliance and that it is a viable and efficient project.

Attending Birmingham City University one day per week, Joshua is working towards a BA Honors degree in Architecture.

Joshua, from Tamworth, said: “The management trainee scheme at Lovell provides the opportunity to undertake a construction related degree whilst rotating around each department in the business, allowing us to find a role that we truly enjoy. After spending three months with the design and technical team, I knew that I wanted my role to progress within this team.”

Kelly Truman, regional training manager at Lovell, said: “I’m really impressed at how well Matthew has settled in and I hope that he is able to go on to have a successful career within the company, just as many of his colleagues have gone on to do, such as Joshua.”

Stuart Penn, regional managing director at Lovell, said “It’s very important to Lovell to invest in developing raw talent and that’s why we’re very keen on funding an education for our management trainees. We also value the importance of having a team of diverse and talented individuals and love being able to give young people the opportunity to flourish within the industry.”