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Finance Graduate Programme Wates Group

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. 

The Role

If you're interested in finance and like putting your analytical and problem-solving skills to the test, then our Finance Management Trainee Programme may be the pathway for you.

  • As a Wates Financial Management Trainee, you will be involved in: 
  • Assisting with quarterly forecasting and bank reconciliations
  • Calculation and entry of monthly accruals and prepayments
  • To assist in preparing the monthly reporting pack for distribution to senior management
  • To assist the finance team in completing detailed annual budgets and rolling forecasts
  • Work closely with the finance teams to settle intercompany balances on a monthly basis
  • To provide other analysis reports required by your Manager or wider Finance Team
  • Communicate with finance and commercial teams to resolve any queries

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
  • 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

  • Ability to communicate with a range of people, including customers, clients and key stakeholders
  • Competence in the use of Management Information Systems and Excel
  • A desire to become a member of ACCA or CIMA
  • Strong attention to detail and excellent numerical problem solving skills
  • An understanding of the need for privacy, strict compliance and security measures in dealing with sensitive data and confidential business information 

Entry Requirements

  • Graduate Scheme: 2:1 Degree in a related subject (including a Grade B in Maths GCSE)

Location: 

  • Leatherhead with some travel required 

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