A Chelmsford tenant has secured a plumbing role with Willmott Dixon after tapping into local knowledge and applying for one of its coveted trade roles.

Georgia Rolfe, 25 and a trained plumber, has until recently been working as a site supervisor for a local company. A tenant of The Guinness Partnership of which Willmott Dixon is working with, Georgia was pursuing returning to her chosen pipeline when a Willmott Dixon employee visited her house to undertake repair work.

Willmott Dixon Partnerships has a contract with The Guinness Partnership to deliver repairs and upgrades to 7,100 of Guinness South’s housing stock across the local area.

Georgia explains: “I was having some work done to the property and was chatting to the gentleman who had come to undertake it. I explained my qualifications and desire to get back into plumbing and he informed me that Willmott Dixon was looking for trade operatives. I decided there was no time like the present and sent across my CV.”

Georgia was interviewed and was thrilled to receive the news that she was successful. She said: “After working as a site manager for over a year, I was keen to return to plumbing – I just wanted to be hands-on again. The opportunities that working with Willmott Dixon will bring are vast – whilst working locally is great.” Georgia will now work as a plumber for Willmott Dixon as it carries out its contract with The Guinness Partnership. She will be responsible for planned and responsive repair works in tenant’s homes across the Essex area.

Georgia added: “I am looking forward to getting stuck into the role and working in tenant’s homes like mine. I have wanted to return to plumbing for a while now and know this move will be a great opportunity.”

Aimee Tracey, Willmott Dixon’s customer and community partner for The Guinness Partnership branch, said: “Georgia has the relevant qualifications, experience and drive to be a fantastic asset to the team locally. We are keen to ensure that we look within the communities we serve to help local people gain experience and employment and I wish Georgia every success in her new role.”

This comes after the community actions of Willmott Dixon staff received a Royal seal of approval, with the company achieving a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development. One of the areas highlighted by judges in making the award was the £1 million worth of community investment made by the company and staff each year to local good causes. The company has also received recognition after scooping gold in the ‘Excellence in Social Responsibility’ category of the prestigious Investors in People awards, whilst also recently receiving Business in the Community’s CommunityMark with commendation for its societal benefit programme.