Kickstart Interview with Head of IT at Cavanna Homes

Tuesday 27th July 2021

Join us in an interview with IT manager, Stephen Youngs, from Cavanna Homes. Cavanna Homes is the largest independent house builder based in the South West of England! Stephen Youngs shares how he got started in construction, his daily endeavours, what it takes to be successful in this sector and so much more!


00:00 Intro
06:10 What does a typical day look like for you?
08:26 What is your favourite part of your day/role?
09:10 How have you seen your role change since starting your career at Cavanna Homes?
10:51 What kind of projects could you be working on in your role?
13:12 How did you get into your current position? What route did you take?
16:32 Do you need a degree to work in the home building sector?
18:29 Can you explain the opportunities for progression available within this sector?
23:29 What key skills are important to be a leader and successful in the construction sector?
29:04 What advice would you give to someone who wants to start a career in this sector?
31:48 How has Covid-19 impacted your industry and changed your role?
36:41 What gets you most excited about your companies future?
38:07 Outro