Graduate Opportunity

Bid Management Graduate Programme

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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.

The Role

As a member of the Bid Management team your overall responsibilities will include:

  • Involvement in the bidding process; including capture requirements, client engagement, negotiation, presentation creation.
  • Understanding and following the bid process through the use of templates and procedure documents and ensuring that reviews and governance are planned prior to proposal submission
  • Developing proposals using online software, ensuring the proposal is in line with the client’s requirements
  • Understanding the customer’s drivers to enable Wates to create business winning proposals.

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.

Professional Development

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

  • Excellent organisational and time management skills with the ability to prioritise own workload to meet defined deadlines
  • Ability to communicate with a range of people, including customers, clients and key stakeholders
  • Eager to learn with a keen eye for detail and the ability to proof read documents
  • Customer focus, ability to tailor requirements to their wants and needs
  • Candidates will be required to have a full driving license by September 2020, this will be a condition of offer.

Entry Requirements

You will have obtained or be working towards a 2:1 degree in any STEM subject, however construction related degrees and subjects that involve critical analysis are of most interest.

This role also requires a grade 4/C in Maths and English GCSE.

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