Apprentice Design Management Programme
Established in 1897, and having celebrated our 125th anniversary in 2022, the Wates Group is one of the leading privately-owned construction, residential development and property services businesses in the UK. We employ over 4,000 people and work with a wide range of public and private sector customers and partners.
We’re committed to the long-term sustainability of the built environment and aim to eliminate carbon from our operations by 2025. We’re honored to have recently received a Queen’s Award for Enterprise in the Sustainable Development category, which is a record third win for the company.
In addition to being a Gold “Investors in People” business, in acknowledgement of our commitment to increasing the proportion of women within our business, Wates Group has been listed as one of The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2022, as it takes action to decrease gender inequality and make Wates a fairer place to work at all levels of our business and broadening the ethnic diversity of our workforce.
Working for Wates Residential
Wates Residential is one of the UK’s leading housing developers operating across London and the South. We respond to the needs of our 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 while helping to address the UK’s urgent need for new housing.
About the role
When you join the Design Management Trainee programme, you’ll engage with a variety of professionals such as stakeholders, architects, engineers, quantity surveyors and sub-contractors. Learning to review and analyse information that relates to the sequence of multiple projects, you’ll prioritise cost effectiveness and best working practices, and build experience through a project’s life cycle. Using the knowledge and skills you’ve learnt on the programme, you’ll ensure the company manages the process of design to reduce risk and maximise return, providing sound design, progress and dashboard information to your line manager. You’ll also build networks to support information gathering and collaborate with internal and external teams to review design information, check technical completeness and identify any risks, errors or concerns.
To be a success on the programme you’ll enjoy learning new things, have a curious nature, be a superb communicator and you won’t be afraid to ask questions. Organised, reliable and professional, and a problem solver with the ability to think logically, you’ll have the initiative to start and complete tasks. It’s important that you possess good time management skills, are able to prioritise your work to meet agreed deadlines.
To be eligible, you’ll need to have achieved/working towards GCSEs grades 4C and above in both Maths and English and a minimum of 2 A Levels or equivalent, (e.g., Level 3 College qualification, BTEC, T-Level etc) at grades DD or above.
Please be aware that you should be willing to commute for up to an hour a day around the location for which you apply, and sometimes further. In some instances, you will be required to have a full UK driving licence on commencement of the Programme. See details below. This location can change if you’re assigned to a new site, and as Wates don’t support relocation, you should be comfortable that you can meet this requirement.
Locations and driving licence requirements
Cardiff - Yes