Graduate scheme

North West

The Wates Group was established in 1897 and is one of the leading privately owned construction, development and property services companies in the UK.  We employ almost 4.000 people, working with a range of clients and partners from across the public and private sectors 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 Construction Business

Wates Construction specialises in maximising value by finding the most intelligent and creative ways to deliver outstanding buildings. We deliver projects in a range of sectors including, government, commercial, industrial and historical restoration. The award of Construction News’ Contractor of the Year in 2017 is a testament to the quality of our projects, our client satisfaction and our approach to the communities in which we work.

Location

Manchester

The base locations for these roles is as above, however you will be required to travel to and/or work at locations within the Construction North region should the business require.

The Role

Are you looking for a role with a mix of being out on site and in the office? Then our Site Management Programme might be the right pathway for you.

Site Managers often find themselves at the heart of our Wates projects. As a Site Management Trainee, you will be involved in the following:

  • 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
  • Developing an understanding in technical practices and sequences on projects
  • Contributing knowledge and skills to the delivery of the project on time, on budget and to the required quality
  • Ensuring our subcontractors are delivering at the highest standards

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 throughout the program to Chartership
  • Competitive industry salary and benefits package
  • You will complete several rotations within the 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

Professional Development

If your degree is in a non-construction related subject, you will also complete a higher apprenticeship in Construction Management as part of your trainee scheme. This is in addition to the structured on-the-job learning and technical and behavioural training.

What we're looking for

  • Genuine interest in our Construction 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 2022, this will be a condition of offer

Entry Requirements

You will have obtained or be working towards a 2:1 degree in any subject.

This role also requires a Grade 4/C in Maths and English GCSE.

Next Steps

This role will close on Sunday 28th November at 11:59pm. Please ensure you allow enough time to complete your application before the deadline as applications made past this date will not be considered.

Assessment centres will take place in at the start of 2022.

More Details

Apply by

28.11.2021

Locations

Manchester

Regions

North West

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