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Wates Construction is a UK-wide contractor, specialising in the most innovative and creative ways to deliver outstanding buildings and maximise value for customers in the public and private sectors.

Led by influential and knowledgeable experts who understand the needs of our customers, we can deliver highly complex structures in live operational and constrained environments. Supported by our series of dedicated customer delivery programmes, we ensure we’re delivering on the promises we make throughout every stage of your build.

We recruit from most STEM disciplines.


Currently closed - opening Autumn 2022.

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Currently closed - opening Autumn 2022.

We're one of the largest privately-owned construction, development and property services companies in the UK.
Founded in 1897 by Edward Wates, we employ almost 4,000 people and work with more than 10,000 supply-chain operatives and partners.
During the Second World War, we built aerodromes, army camps and factories.
Post-war, the company developed efficient and cost-effective high-rise and low-rise housing systems.
We're experts in sustainability, and are committed to the long-term future of the built environment.
Over 900 students have Followed us on Gradcracker.

Dwayne Porter

Quantity Surveying Management Trainee

"I've been lucky enough to be placed on a great project which is in the heart of London."

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Will Townsend

Environmental Management Trainee

"The thing I enjoy most about my job is the variety."

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Acknowledging the drive and talent of our people

The past few months has seen my team in the North West face adversity we could never have envisaged and I am proud of them all for rising so brilliantly to the challenges presented.

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5,000 books donated to London primary schools to encourage...

Primary school pupils across London are among the first to receive a unique new children’s book designed to inspire them to work in the construction industry.

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