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Planning Management Trainee Programme with Wates Smartspace

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 Smartspace Business

Our Smartspace business delivers high-quality fit-out, refurbishment and maintenance services, developing smart solutions to optimise the performance of our customers operating environments. We deliver a variety of projects including commercial offices, broadcasters, retail, airports, developers, banks, distribution centres and public sector premises.

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 Smartspace 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 2019, this will be a condition of offer

Entry Requirements

Graduate Scheme: 2:1 Degree in any discipline (including a Grade B in Maths GCSE)


Please note, this role involves placements both on site and with office based teams. We have opportunities available in London with regular national travel. 

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