Breedon targets team growth

Breedon Group Plc recently announced a strong set of results for the first six months of 2022, with Group revenue for the period up by 12%. Rob Wood, Breedon Group’s CEO stated, 

“Crucially, we achieved this strong outturn while keeping our people safe and well. We have continued to invest in our team as we prepare for our next chapter of growth and that was reflected in our recent engagement survey where response and engagement rates were the highest ever. Our colleagues are embracing the challenges presented by the uncertain backdrop, remaining focused on responding nimbly to local market requirements, winning new business, driving efficiencies and delivering first-class service to our customers. Now more than ever, our agile and entrepreneurial DNA will set us apart.”

Breedon has ambitious plans to become even bigger and more successful in the future. An integral part of these plans is the people it employs. Breedon endeavours to develop its own staff from within whilst also attracting talented people into the organisation to help build a sustainable future.

In Ireland, Breedon embarked on an employer brand campaign recently called ‘Inside Breedon’ to promote itself as a ‘preferred employer’ within the construction industry in Ireland. Breedon employees share their experience of what working for one of the leading construction material groups in Ireland and Great Britain, really means.

Jack Henry,Civil Engineering Apprentice

Jack is a Site Engineer, from Derry, who works in various Breedon locations around Fermanagh and Tyrone. He joined the Breedon group from the Graduate level, and explains how support from his employers has made the transition into the industry all the easier.

“I came to Breedon after my A-Levels as an apprentice and the opportunity to both develop directly into my chosen career and earn while I learned was a huge plus for me. Everything is costing more these days and it’s just not an option to take on costly debts with the current economy being the way it is.

“What appealed to me was being able to advance ahead of many of my peers, gaining valuable industry experience and knowledge with a big company like Breedon. You’re doing real world learning across multiple sites, with an interesting variety of work that just can’t be taught as deeply without getting out there and getting the hands dirty.

“I’m now in my final year of my honour’s degree at University Ulster Jordanstown, and my studies have been fully supported by Breedon’s flexible and collaborative working culture. 

They really work around me to fit in my study days for exam preparation and all this takes place around a busy schedule.

“I get a sense that my development is important to them as well as me, and with Breedon, the opportunities are there for you when you want them.

“The varieties of experiences and levels of knowledge from all my colleagues makes a job that can be hard work, into a job that you can learn how to do better and become better whilst doing so.”

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