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Wates

About us

Wates is one of the largest and most successful family-owned private construction, development and property services companies in the UK. Our vision is to become the most trusted partner in the built environment with an ambition to become a £2bn turnover business.

Our company values of integrity, intelligence, performance, teamwork and respect for people, along with communities and the environment, run through our business at every level and are at the heart of everything we do. Wates Group, established 119 years ago, employs approximately 4,000 people and posted a turnover of £1.27bn in 2015. Wates Group was awarded the Queen's Award for Enterprise 2016 for Sustainable Development for the second time in 2016, was the first large contractor ever to be awarded Business in the Community's Community Mark and in 2013 was awarded the inaugural National Business Award for Corporate Citizenship in recognition of its leadership and excellence in community investment.

Wates is distinguished by its commitment to leaving a lasting legacy in the places where it works. It is committed to delivering outstanding projects that are underwritten by adaptability, creativity and sustainability - values which are, in a word, Wates

Do you have what it takes?

No previous construction experience required! Just a passion for construction and the ambition to succeed!

Our Management Trainee programmes are carefully designed to equip you with the right knowledge, skill and experience to gain Chartered status and begin a successful career in Construction.

We offer exciting routes on to our Trainee programme through our different pathways, including Production, Commercial, Planning, Land Developments, Estimating and Building Services.

All of our programmes are designed to provide our Trainees with the technical experience, knowledge and skills through on the job exposure, development workshops and placements within different functions. Our programmes will support you in achieving the relevant experience whist working towards achieving chartered membership status. This exciting opportunity will provide you with the right start to build your career with our successful, values driven organisation where people are at the heart of our success.

How to join the revolution?

If this sounds like an interesting opportunity, and you want to work in an company where people are at the heart of our success, apply now!

Our selection process has 3 simple stages:

  • Application form
  • Telephone interview
  • Assessment centre

"On joining Wates I have started a career, not a job - Wates offers more - there are opportunities to progress from day one."

— Commercial management trainee

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