Vistry Group brings together the energy and talents of Bovis Homes, Linden Homes and the newly named Vistry Partnerships (formerly Galliford Try Partnerships).
With developments across the country, Vistry Group will be delivering around 12,000 private and affordable homes a year across the country. This means Vistry immediately becomes one of the top five housebuilders in the UK by volume, creating fantastic opportunities for our people, our customers, our clients, our contractors and our shareholders.
We operate from a number of regional offices and have developments across England. We have circa 3,000 employees nationwide, with expertise across a wide range of professions, ensuring the highest quality in every area of design, construction and customer service.
At Vistry Group there is a sense of pride that comes from supplying quality homes and delivering for clients. Our business creates a wealth of opportunities for our people to learn, grow and do the very best job they can and be recognised for it.
Our people have skills across a range of fields, including land buying, planning, design, surveying, engineering, purchasing, construction, sales and marketing, public relations and customer service.
At Vistry Group we are committed to encouraging more women to seek a career in the housebuilding industry. We also want to ensure our colleagues have a good work-life balance so you can expect a culture that cares about your physical and mental wellbeing, with mental health first aiders placed across the business.
The chance for staff to develop, succeed and achieve their potential is hugely important to us. Vistry Group has a focus on enabling staff to progress and develop, and has a dedicated training centre which acts as the focal point for learning and development initiatives. We are committed to creating a learning environment, developing knowledge, skills and behaviours to improve individual and organisational performance.
If you have a passion for your work and seek an exciting and challenging career, then come and join our team.
We aim to promote our core values, Integrity, Caring and Quality across all our interactions with our key stakeholders: Our People, Our Customers, Our Supply Chain, Our Shareholders and the broader
A 26-year-old trainee site manager from Exeter is urging schools to do more to encourage women into the construction industry as she sets her sights on a senior role.
Amber Gratton-Davey says she comes from a family of ambitious women and that there should be more females entering housebuilding.
Amber joined the sector as a customer care coordinator six years ago before switching to build work and she is calling for housebuilding and its variety of career paths to be highlighted to young pupils.
The rising star started on Vistry Partnerships’ Cranbrook location after being sponsored by Vistry for a foundation degree in Construction at City College Plymouth, which she works towards on a part-time basis, and she now aims to become a project manager.
Amber said: “I was determined to become a trainee site manager because of the lack of women I had encountered in this role. I come from a family that’s mostly women and they have all worked in what have been typically seen as male roles – we have had an electrician, ground crew member, manufacturing director and police officer in the family and this definitely inspired me to take the step into construction.
“It goes without saying that we need more women in the industry and I think this needs to start with encouragement from a young age. Had it been taught to me in school, perhaps I would have joined sooner. The construction industry is inclusive of all people regardless of what skills they start with.”
Stephen Teagle, chief executive at Vistry Partnerships, added: “Amber is an example of the quality of young builders we strive to develop across the Vistry Group. A quarter of all Vistry Partnerships employees are female, which is significantly greater than the current industry average. We are constantly looking to increase this number whilst encouraging more women in a wide variety of disciplines into leadership roles.”
A 24-year-old manager from Warmley who joined Vistry Group as a trainee straight from school has highlighted her career progress as she urges other young people to join the industry.
Lucy Gazzard, field sales manager, says the variety of roles offered by housebuilders often surprises young candidates.
Lucy, who found a love for sales while still at school and chose to join Linden Homes instead of university, said: “I had a part-time retail job from the time I was doing the latter half of my A-Levels and absolutely loved working with people and interacting with customers. It didn’t take me long to get in the swing of selling and I was instantly hooked. I loved this environment.
“I had a place at university to read Business as it was always a passion and interest of mine, but it just didn’t feel right. I decided I would take a year out and deferred my place. Within a few weeks, I was passed the details of the sales manager at Linden Homes, who was recruiting for trainee sales executives. I went for an interview and got the job a week after turning 19, I was so excited!
“I spent my first six months as a trainee on a couple of sites, it was a shock. It is such an amazing job but comes with a huge responsibility. Like anything, I learnt so much on the job and after a while, I knew this was the industry for me. After six months I was no longer a trainee.”
Lucy was given responsibility for her own development – Charlton Hayes in Patchway – and due to her hard work, which included forging long-term relationships with customers, she was inspired to apply for a field sales manager role. She now manages locations in Bitton, Bath, Westbury and Salisbury.
Lucy added: “I would encourage anyone to get involved with a housebuilder like Vistry. Five years ago, I had no idea that these jobs even existed and I am so lucky to have had the opportunity to learn and grow. There is a place for all types of people in this business and that’s what I absolutely love about it.”