At Wates we are proud to be a family-owned business, small enough to recognise and support great talent, yet big enough to challenge and inspire our people through amazing multi-million-pound projects. To us our industry is more than just building, it’s also a chance for us to positively impact the communities where we work and thrive.
Proud to be Wates
Celebrating the individuals and family culture that make Wates Group a truly unique place to work.
Are you looking for a role with a mix of being out on site and in the office? Then our Site Management Programme might be the right pathway for you.
Site Managers often find themselves at the heart of our Wates projects. As a Site Management Trainee, you will be involved in the following:
Promoting and upholding Wates reputation for providing the highest standards of site safety, health and welfare and protection of the environment
Working with our supply chain and surveyors to protect Wates commercial position and the potential for profit and repeat business
Developing good working relationships with the client, design team and supply chain by promoting best practice throughout the whole construction process
Developing an understanding in technical practices and sequences on projects
Contributing knowledge and skills to the delivery of the project on time, on budget and to the required quality
Ensuring our subcontractors are delivering at the highest standards.
Our Management Trainee Programme
If you’re looking for a programme full of innovation and variety then you’re in the right place. Here are some of the core benefits our Management Trainee Programme
We support you all the way through to Chartership
Competitive industry pay
We’ll rotate you around our business unit, ensuring you get a full breadth experience
You’ll receive structured development and a combination of technical and behavioural training
You’ll receive professional mentorship and guidance as well as great exposure to our senior leaders.
If your degree is in a non-construction related subject, you will also complete a higher apprenticeship in Construction Management as part of your trainee scheme. This is in addition to the structured on-the-job learning and technical and behavioural training.
What we're looking for
Genuine interest in our Construction business
Ability to communicate with a range of people, including customers, clients and key stakeholders
Logical approach to problem solving
Eager to learn with a keen eye for detail
Candidates will be required to have a full driving license by September 2020, this will be a condition of offer.
You will have obtained or be working towards a 2:1 degree in any STEM subject.
This role also requires a Grade 4/C in Maths and English GCSE.