Totally Modular Recruitment Needs Continue To Boom
After securing a significant pipeline of factory built homes, many of which will be delivered to housing associations across the nation, Midlands based housing manufacturer Totally Modular are leading the way in job creation enhancing the continued prominence of MMC whilst creating a new generation of skilled, volumetric housing professionals.
Despite all the gloom surrounding the current pandemic and uncertainty from Brexit, Totally Modular have bucked the trend and continue to prosper whilst increasing the number of staff employed, and continue to create opportunities for individuals who seek a career in a new vibrant technology sector.
Totally Modular, are a manufacturer of residential housing solutions who can achieve carbon zero build standards which meets the need for future proof affordable houses. The homes are manufactured on a production line and commence the process as a robust hybrid steel structure which are fully assembled and constructed within a controlled factory environment before despatch and can achieve a completion state of up to 95%.
Having established partnerships with local colleges, universities, schools and military associations, Totally Modular aim to bring a wide range of new talent to the company in a bid to create a new generation of housebuilders. These partnerships with a range of organisations will facilitate the scope to offer jobs to a range of individuals, from unskilled to skilled, veterans or apprentices, school leavers or mature individuals who are interested in participating in the innovative, future proof, modular construction industry. Familiarising themselves with the latest construction technologies, driving forward innovation, digital integration and accelerated delivery of housing. The ambition is to deliver a new generation of high quality, energy efficient housing for all tenures produced by a new generation of house builders.
Totally Modular have identified that they can bring in an amount of an unskilled workforce, and train individuals in the skills required to produce volumetric modular housing. For them to facilitate this, they have partnered with the National Housing Academy and Dudley College as a training provider being within 3 miles of their factory. Dudley College are sat in a unique position as they have both experience from a construction perspective from an onsite element but also have cutting edge training programmes that support offsite technology from a technical perspective, incorporating design, green technologies and innovative products.
This trail blazing apprenticeship scheme, will see Totally Modulars apprentices sent to college for a formal NVQ, BTEC apprenticeship over a period of 2-3 years, where at the end of it, they will have a formal qualification in Volumetric Modular Assembly, either as a crafts person or as a technician having transferable skills allowing individuals to be deployed throughout the UK and beyond. Totally Modular have also signed The Armed Forces Covenant, which demonstrates their commitment to support the armed forces community and individuals in their employment search. They have since been awarded the Bronze Award as part of the Employer Recognition Scheme which acknowledges that they have provided exceptional support to the armed forces by going above and beyond their covenant pledges.
Overall, Totally Modular are committed to be recognised as a leader in diversity and inclusion. By encouraging individuals from all backgrounds to join their team whilst enabling and supporting them to achieve their individual goals, this strategy will in turn help to bridge the skills gap our industry continues to face.
Being in the enviable position of hosting Prime Minister, Boris Johnson inside their prototype show home positioned in Dudley college recently, Totally Modular are leading the way in meeting the challenge set by him in building greener, faster and better homes which he stated as an aim within his recent ‘Build Back Better’ address.
Totally Modular offer a range of housing solutions; housing, apartments, airspace and temporary accommodation, whilst always aiming for A+ energy efficiency. The homes can be delivered as a full turnkey solution from design all the way to delivery. These homes can provide higher quality solutions with lower risk and greater speed, cost-effectiveness and consistency.
Totally Modular have carefully designed a variety of standard house types that cover the most popular house sizes within the market today. Using the TM volumetric build system they can offer vast customisation and adapt their standard house types to suit, or create a custom volumetric design. Totally Modular have standard layouts for Affordable Housing (NdSS compliant), Private Rented Sector, and Market Sale. As well as their standardised housing product, they are also developing an enhanced Future Homes solution.
Totally Modular have gone through an extensive certification process to ensure that all their Modular Homes are mortgageable with various comprehensive warranties available. Totally Modular have also secured a plethora of accreditations (ISO 9001, 14001, 45001, SSIP, Considerate Constructors) which shows their dedication towards assurance, providing a healthier & safer workplace, where their processes are streamlined therefore maximising productivity and minimising risk.