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Quantity Surveying Graduate Management Trainee Programme - Wates Residential Developments (London - Erith)

Job/scheme locations: 
London - Erith
Type of opportunity: 
Graduate scheme
Application deadline: 
02/02/2020

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.

Wates Residential Business

Wates Residential is responding to the needs of its customers by developing housing schemes in partnership with both public and private sector organisations. Our business covers new-build and partnership housing development activities, reaffirming our long-term commitment to deliver more homes, helping to address the UK’s urgent need for new housing.

Location

The base location for this role is London, you will be required to travel to and/or work at locations within the London region should the business require you to.

The Role

Do you enjoy working with numbers? Want to manage the finances of multi-million-pound projects? Then our Quantity Surveying Management Programme may be the pathway for you.

The commercial, Quantity Surveying teams within Wates are largely responsible for the contractual and financial management of a project. A combination of law, business and finance skills are used to manage relationships with key stakeholders including clients, designers, subcontractors and suppliers. Our commercial teams play a vital role in the construction of our projects.

As a Wates Quantity Surveying trainee, you will be involved in assisting with:

  • Procurement and payment of sub-contractors
  • Preparing tender and contract documents
  • Producing commercial reports
  • Ensuring that our projects are financially viable
  • Safeguarding our commercial position

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.

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 Residential Developments 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

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 2nd February 2020 at 11:59pm. Please ensure you apply in enough time before the deadline as applications made past this date will not be considered. Assessment centres will take place in February and March 2020.

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More about this vacancy

Region: 
London
Number of vacancies: 
Up to 5
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