Our West Scotland region teamed up with local business school

Date: Thursday 22 February 2018


The housebuilding industry as a whole faces a number of key challenges including how it will attract new talent and how it will adapt to handle the skills and material shortages. As part of its commitment to being part of the conversation that influences the changes the industry should consider, we have teamed up with the undergraduate Management Development Programme (MDP) at Strathclyde Business School to create an industry case study that asks students to consider their approach to some of these key business challenges.

Our West Scotland team, led by Technical Director Stephen Andrew has set out both the current and the future challenges that face the housebuilding industry, and over 500 second year business students have been challenged to provide their opinions on how the business can play its role in tackling these industry challenges. This project is a key part of the student’s graded course work that forms part of their overall study within MDP.

The MDP Director Dr Nikos Danias welcomed the participation of Taylor Wimpey West Scotland to the Management Development Programme, and said: “It is with great joy that we welcomed Taylor Wimpey to our campus for the second time. MDP is our flagship undergraduate programme and it provides students with many opportunities to test their skills and knowledge in real life scenarios and situations.

“Taylor Wimpey has provided us with a very interesting case study which challenged our students to think outside the box and reflect on the knowledge that they acquire during their studies. Learning from the expertise of the Taylor Wimpey staff contributes to interactive and constructive sessions from which the students benefit greatly, both in terms of increasing their business awareness and enhancing their analytical thinking but also in terms of reflecting on their employability, as they put themselves in the shoes of Taylor Wimpey executives.”