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Bid Management (Pre-Con) Graduate Trainee Programme – Construction Central

Birmingham/Midlands. Multiple vacancies. Open to all STEM.

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The Wates Group was established in 1897 and is one of the leading privately owned construction, development and property services companies in the UK. We employ almost 4.000 people, working with a range of clients and partners from across the public and private sectors. 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.

Early Careers

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 interest our people through amazing multi-million-pound projects. To us, construction is more than just building. It’s also a chance for us to positively impact the communities where we work and thrive.

Our Construction Business

Wates Construction specialises in maximising value by finding the most intelligent and creative ways to deliver outstanding buildings. We deliver projects in a range of sectors including, government, commercial, industrial and historical restoration. The award of Construction News’ Contractor of the Year in 2017 is a testament to the quality of our projects, our client satisfaction, and our approach to the communities in which we work.

You will be required to travel to and/or work at locations within the Central region should the business require.

Responsibilities:

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 throughout the program to Chartership
  • Competitive industry salary and benefits package
  • You will undertake a number of placements within our business unit to ensure you get a full breadth experience
  • You will receive structured development and a combination of technical and behavioural training
  • You will 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
  • The ability to communicate with a range of people, including customers, clients and key stakeholders
  • Eagerness to learn with a keen eye for detail and the ability to proof-read documents
  • Strong customer focus and the ability to tailor requirements to their wants and needs
  • Candidates will be required to have a full driving licence by September 2022 (this will be a condition of offer).

Entry Requirements

You will have obtained or be working towards a 2:1 degree in any 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.

Next Steps

This role will close on Sunday 28th November at 11:59pm. Please ensure you allow enough time to complete your application before the deadline as applications made past this date will not be considered.

Assessment centres will take place in at the start of 2022.

If you are interested in joining our Pre-Con Bid Management programme, please apply now.

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