Business expansion
United Kingdom
Location of affected unit(s)
Construction Of Buildings And Infrastructure Engineering
Construction Of Buildings
41 - Construction of buildings

500 jobs
Number of planned job creations
Job creation
Announcement Date
26 November 2014
Employment effect (start)
1 October 2014
Foreseen end date


Building contractor Persimmon Homes has announced that it is to create up to 500 new jobs throughout 2015. The company has headquarters in York, though the location of the new jobs is not specified. Persimmon has strong links with the armed forces. In 2013 it signed the Armed Forces Corporate Covenant, and it encourages trainees to be reservists. The 500 jobs will be for ex-servicemen and women. The company has enlisted Nordic Focus Training to train people leaving the armed forces in joinery and bricklaying. It is reported that the first of the new employees started in October 2014 and that recruitment will continue throughout 2015.


  • 26 November 2014: Insider Media


Eurofound (2014), Persimmon, Business expansion in United Kingdom, factsheet number 77967, European Restructuring Monitor. Dublin, https://restructuringeventsprod.azurewebsites.net/restructuring-events/detail/77967.