Work Placement / Internship

Planning Year Out Management Trainee Programme

(Sharston, Manchester)

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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.

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.

Location

The base location for this role is Sharston, you will be required to travel to and/or work at locations within the North West region should the business require you to.

Proud to be Wates

Celebrating the individuals and family culture that make Wates Group a truly unique place to work.

Duration

  • 12 months from September 2020.

The Role

Do you have strong project management skills? Keen to be involved in mapping the steps that bring our construction projects to life? If so, then our Construction Planner Management Programme may be the pathway for you.

Construction Planners are positioned at the forefront of our construction projects, making sure they are built with the right resources to the correct quality and cost, on time and safely.

As a Wates Planning Trainee, you will be involved in:

  • Defining each aspect of a project and choosing the best methods to complete them
  • Estimating activity durations and resource requirements
  • Defining the work tasks and relationships required to deliver the project
  • Creating, maintaining and reviewing construction schedules and plans
  • Dealing with external contractors and suppliers to organise the many phases of the construction development.

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 whether school, college leaver or graduate
  • 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.

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.

Entry Requirements

  • You will be in your penultimate year of university studying an engineering-related degree and on track towards achieving a 2:1 degree.
  • This role also requires a grade 4/C in Maths and English GCSE.

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Opportunity Overview

  • January 5th, 2020
  • Competitive + benefits
  • 2:1 and above (expected)
  • Year-long
  • Sharston (Manchester)
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Architecture
  • Building Services
  • Building Surveying
  • Civil
  • Construction Management
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Structural
  • Town & Transport Planning
 

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