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Production Undergraduate Year-Out programme

Our year-out placement programme offers undergraduates who are studying a construction related qualification, the opportunity to gain relevant on the job experience.

This structured programme is the first step in understanding more about the industry and application of the knowledge you’ve gained in your degree so far. You’ll be given the opportunity to gain on the job experience, technical and behavioural development.

Our Production Management year-out placement programme is an important step in learning about the role of Site or Project Managers.

You will be expected to engage in on the job training in key elements of construction, including for example design, engineering, planning, health and safety, building services and commercial.

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

  • Contributing knowledge and skills to the delivery of the project on time, on budget and to the required quality
  • 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

Some of the specific tasks you may undertake are:

  • Assisting Section, Site and Project Managers with various packages
  • Administration of site drawings and accurate site records
  • Co-ordinating direct labour and checking weekly worksheets
  • Monitoring costs and budgets
  • Producing and monitoring site programmes

All you need is a passion to develop your career in Construction, bestudying towards a construction related degree and on track to receive a 2:1 classification.

If successful, you may be eligible to join our graduate programme on completion of your degree.

We recruit on a first come first serve basis. This means the earlier you submit your application the more chance you have of securing a position on one of our programmes.

Remember to mention TARGETjobs when contacting employers!