Shropshire Council

Future career insights for the Virtual School

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About Cornovii Homes

Cornovii Homes is Shropshire Council’s wholly owned housing and development company, established in 2019 to meet housing need across the county. Through its development activities Cornovii Homes is committed to supporting Shropshire communities and delivering social value. One of the company’s social value commitments is to support one school for each of its developments.

Cornovii Homes has recently started work on its first housing development site, 'The Frith' in Monkmoor, Shrewsbury, which will deliver 33 new homes. Cornovii Homes’ chosen partner for the build of The Frith is Morris Property. On this development Cornovii Homes is supporting the Virtual School, and has provided a number of videos for you to watch to inspire your future career.

About the Virtual Insights offer

On this webpage, you’ll find a number of Insights videos where people in these roles tell their 'career journey stories' and give advice about how you could follow these pathways and reach career goals!

Alongside the Insight videos, in partnership with the Shropshire Virtual School, Cornovii Homes and Morris Property, you could also access personalised careers insight sessions specifically for young people who access the Virtual School. These sessions will increase awareness of a range of jobs and pathways to careers but also give you an opportunity to ask questions, find out more and develop your knowledge so that you can begin to think about or even plan and manage lifelong career journeys.

Virtual Insights videos

Here are the Cornovii Homes and Morris Property Careers Insights Videos. The Insights Videos offer a brief description of a range of roles and careers within the organisations. Have a watch and see if there's anything here which inspires you. If you want to find out more for a specific career pathway, please see the 'How to arrange a careers insights session' section.

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Morris & Company

Stepping Stones Program

Drew Schofield
Transformation Manager

Meet Drew. He joined Morris & Company’s Stepping Stones Programme and progressed from a placement as Marketing Co-ordinator to Care Transformation Manager

Morris and Company

Legal

Charlotte Gittins and Lyndsey O’Loughlin

Paralegal and Company Secretary

Meet Charlotte and Lyndsey. They are mother and daughter so at different stages of their career path in law, but have some great advice on development pathways.

Did you know that there are apprenticeships available in legal professions? Follow this link to view the career apprenticeship pathway for Legal.

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Morris and Company

Marketing

Claire Brown Group Marketing Manager

A career in Marketing is wonderfully varied and constantly evolving – Claire shares how having the ability to constantly catch the attention of your audience through story telling is key to success.

There are lots of different apprenticeship routes within Marketing – from digital to advertising to e-commerce. Follow the link to find out more about the different apprenticeship pathways available when planning your career – something to consider!

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Morris and Company

HR

Charlotte
HR Executive

 

Human Resources is much more than just managing a workforce – Charlotte shares how her job role positively changes employees’ personal lives too.

Thinking about getting an HR qualification – you might want to consider the apprenticeship route. Follow the link to see the career pathway for Human Resources via apprenticeships.

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Morris Property

Alex Morris Quantity Surveyor

No passion: No point – meet Alex and hear how he made his way into the world of construction and why he believes that passion and enthusiasm are everything.

There are so many apprenticeship options in the Construction industry. Follow the link to explore all of your apprenticeship options – a Level 3 apprenticeship is a great starting point to move all the way through to a degree level course all via apprenticeships.

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Cornovii Homes

Megan Anderson
Development Officer

Making the most of opportunities and being adaptable for the unexpected is vital for Megan. She left school with three GCSEs and was the first person to achieve higher education qualifications in her family.

Did you know there are apprenticeships in project management? Explore more here.

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Cornovii Homes

Debbie Hancox
Sales & After Sales Manager

GCSEs and past results don’t have to define your career progression for life – Debbie chose to improve her career progression after having children with the support of her manager.

Explore how you could start your career in sales via an apprenticeship – click the link and view the Customer Service or Retail pathway.

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Morris Property

Nathan Jones Apprentice Site Manager

Going to University isn’t perfect for everyone; instead, Nathan found the best route for him was an apprenticeship and is now training with Morris Property to become a Site Manager.

There are so many apprenticeship options in the Construction industry. Follow the link to explore all of your apprenticeship options – a Level 3 apprenticeship is a great starting point to move all the way through to a degree level course all via apprenticeships.

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Morris Care

Angie Bell
Care Assistant

A career in care enables you to gain your qualifications whilst working – Angie highlights the importance of more personal qualities such as compassion and wanting to make a difference.

There are many options when it comes to Care apprenticeships, whether you’re working with Adults, Children or Families – there will be a route for you! Click the link for more information.

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Morris and Company

Finance

Rob Davies
Financial Controller

Working in finance is much more than just a numbers game – Rob shares how good communication between departments and using technology are key to a successful career in finance.

You can do an apprenticeship in finance from level 2 all the way through to level 7 – read more here!

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Morris and Company

Paige Eades
Morris Scholar

Being awarded the Morris Scholarship was a dream come true for Paige who stresses how important it is to look for opportunities and apply because you just never know!

How to arrange a careers insights session

Cornovii Homes and Morris Property invite young people who are interested in finding out more about the careers in the insight videos to contact the Virtual School. Inform them about the roles you're most interested in and where you want find out more.

Please contact Lorraine Griffiths at Shropshire Virtual School for more information:

A virtual careers insights session will then be arranged, where staff members from Cornovii Homes and Morris Property can give an insight into their job role, skills and training.