Taylor Wimpey is one of the largest homebuilders in the UK, operating from 24 regional offices across England, Scotland and Wales.
Taylor Wimpey is one of the largest homebuilders in the UK, operating from 24 regional offices across England, Scotland and Wales. We were formed by the merger of George Wimpey and Taylor Woodrow in 2007,and have operations in the UK and Spain. We aim to be the developer of choice for customers, employees, communities and shareholders.
At Taylor Wimpey we foster a culture of equality, inclusion and diversity and commit to creating an environment where everyone can be their whole self at work. We know that as an organisation and as an industry we have a lot of work to do in this space but we are committed to change. Our Board of Directors is now 50% women and we are proud to have recruited over 50% women into our Graduate programme in the last 3 consecutive years. Our BAME representation for all of our early entry programmes is also growing year on year helping us create a more diverse workforce for the future. We recognise that there is more work to be done and we are striving to improve diversity and inclusion across all areas of our business. Our race and ethnicity, LGBTQ+ and working parents networks are just the start. We have a Diversity & Inclusion committee led and sponsored by some of the most senior people in our business as well as a community of ambassadors across our regional businesses who are responsible for raising awareness of current initiatives.
We integrate sustainability into the design and construction of our homes and developments and are working towards our target to reduce carbon emissions from customer homes in use by 75% by 2030. Our standard house types integrate energy efficiency measures and other sustainability features, and from 2021, a working from home area that can help customers reduce their travel footprint. But that's not all; as well as energy and climate change, our sustainability standards include nature, water and floor risk, ventilation, sound insulation, air quality, materials and waste and quality, connectivity and accessibility.
This year, we are running four Graduate Programmes; General, Strategic Land, Finance and IT.
All our graduate programmes will provide you with the technical expertise, business breadth and development to be successful and fast track you into leadership. Here’s a snippet about each programme:
Our 2-year general programme allows you to become immersed into understanding the housebuilding process. You will gain a full appreciation of the build life cycle, support functions and at the end of the programme you will be offered a role in a discipline that aligns to your career aspirations.
Strategic Land Programme
Our strategic land scheme will offer you an in-depth view of our strategic land function and an introduction into other departments allowing you to develop an understanding of our entire business and how strategic land is a valuable asset. We also provide the opportunity to complete a RICS or RTPI accreditation under the guidance of our industry experts.
Our finance graduate programme, lasting 3 years, provides a great opportunity for those completing a finance related degree looking to secure their first role in a FTSE 100 business whilst training towards their professional finance qualification.
The IT Graduate Programme (ITGP) runs for a period of two years in which the graduate will receive a mixture of both operational and IT experiences working in the IT department. We will also support the graduate to maintain their continuous professional development record with the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.
We realise we’re building futures for the next generation and ensure our schemes offer a good grounding in all areas of the housebuilding industry. You will receive a broad experience to make sure you are well prepared for your chosen route. Whether you are out on site, or in an office environment, you will be guided and looked after by leaders within our company, making sure you have plenty of opportunities to develop a sustainable career with Taylor Wimpey.