Graduate Opportunity

Management Trainee - Site Manager

Hitchin, Hertfordshire

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The Role

Willmott Dixon is one of the largest privately owned Construction businesses in the UK. We are passionate about our people and have a real focus and drive to support their continuous development. We strongly believe that this passion is what differentiates us and has allowed us to enjoy considerable success in recent years.

We have one of the most established and successful Management Trainee programmes in the industry as we have been nurturing, developing and fulfilling potential for over 35 years in this way. Some of our most talented Management Trainees now sit on the main board and many are now in Senior Managerial roles so this is a structured, fast-track route to managing in one of the most forward thinking construction and property companies in the UK.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join one of the Times Top 100 Best Companies to work for and to gain valuable experience with a highly respected main contractor.

We are currently looking to recruit a Management Trainee Site Manager to join our team based in Hitchin.

As a Trainee Site Manager you will be directly involved in construction management and site operations. Your career is all about working with Willmott Dixon colleagues and the supply chain to plan and manage the construction processes on site to ensure the project is completed safely, on time, to quality and on budget.

All that we ask is that you have a passion for building a career in construction. The programme will give you a great foundation; you will get exposure to all areas of our business to develop your understanding of the construction business as a whole not just your chosen discipline. The length of your programme will depend on your entry route, generally between two and four years. On successful completion of the training programme you will be positively supported to complete a professional qualification such as CIOB.

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Essential and desirable criteria


  • The competence to work to highest standards in your chosen discipline
  • A strong understanding of business processes and industry IT systems
  • The ability to make decisions in a timely and appropriate manner
  • Analytical and forward thinking
  • Ability to build effective working relationships.


  • 12 months' relevant work or industry experience
  • Working towards appropriate professional membership.

Additional information

There will be a structured training programme for you to follow, and a mentor will assist with your progress through this. Further training consists of a residential training course provided by the CITB (Construction Industry Training Board) where you experience “hands-on” trade skills; for example bricklaying, joinery and painting.

As a management trainee you will receive:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Company car or allowance (if applicable)
  • Incentive Scheme
  • Pension
  • Laptop
  • Training
  • Book Allowance
  • Day release to study (where applicable)
  • Pay for your college/university/vocational study fees (if applicable)
  • Study leave (where applicable)
  • Travel Expenses.

The next intake of trainees is due to start in September 2019 with assessment centres taking place February/ March 2019.


How to Apply

Job ID Number: CON00934
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  • Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • Hitchin, Hertfordshire
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Architecture
  • Building Services
  • Civil
  • Computer & IT
  • Construction Management
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Environmental Science
  • Manufacturing
  • Mechanical
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Structural

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