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Apprentice Site Management Programme

Employer
Wates Group
Location
Cardiff (Caerdydd)
Salary
competitive
Closing date
5 Dec 2023

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Specialism
Engineering
Sector
Engineering & Aerospace
Role Type
Apprenticeship
Start Date
Immediate
Duration
Undisclosed

Job Details

Apprentice Site Management Programme

Cardiff
Cambridge
Luton
Southampton
Newbury
Warrington

Competitive Salary

About us

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 Construction

Wates Construction is a UK-wide contractor working with partners in both public and private sectors to create a more sustainable built environment and deliver lasting legacies for the communities in which we work. We have significant experience of using innovation to deliver complex projects in a range of sectors including education, residential, commercial, healthcare and historical restoration. Our projects are delivered through four regional businesses – Central, London, North and South.
 
About the role
 
When you join the Site Management Trainee programme, you’ll play a vital role in ensuring that projects are delivered safely, on time and within budget. You’ll be at the heart of the action and oversee various sub-contractors and operative activities, working across a number of workstreams within the business. Promoting and upholding Wates’ reputation for providing the highest standards of site safety, health, welfare and protection of the environment, you’ll work with our supply chain and surveyors to protect our commercial position and the potential for profit and repeat business.
 
But your work won’t stop there – you’ll focus on developing good working relationships with the client, design team and supply chain by promoting best practice throughout the whole construction process, and cultivate an understanding of technical practices and sequences on projects. We’ll expect you to contribute your knowledge and skills to the delivery of the project on time, on budget and to the required quality, and ensure our sub-contractors are delivering at the highest standards. You’ll also work to understand the critical interfaces between design, procurement and construction, and gain knowledge of the latest developments in construction software and technology. 

About you

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
Cambridge - Yes
Luton - Yes
Southampton - Yes
Newbury - Yes
Warrington - Yes

We do have some specific requirements for the following locations that you need to be mindful of before applying.

Coventry:

For this position, you will work from our offsite manufacturing business, becoming trained in modern methods of construction.  This is an exciting opportunity to be involved in the future of the construction industry.
 
Central London:

For this position, you will be based from a specific office location but our projects are geographically widespread, so you will regularly be required to travel between multiple project locations nationally. Expenses will be fully funded by the company, but it’s important for you to be flexible and committed to travelling.

Luton:

For this position, you will be based from a specific office location but our projects are geographically widespread, so you will regularly be required to travel between multiple project locations nationally. Expenses will be fully funded by the company, but it’s important for you to be flexible and committed to travelling.
 
Newbury:

For this position, you will be based from a specific office location but will work on projects geographically widespread, required to travel between project locations across the Thames Valley region. Expenses will be fully funded by the company, but it’s important for you to be flexible and committed to travelling.
 
Warrington:

For this position, you will be based from a specific office location but our projects are geographically widespread, so you will regularly be required to travel between multiple project locations nationally. Expenses will be fully funded by the company, but it’s important for you to be flexible and committed to travelling.

Company

Founded over 125 years ago, we proudly work with public and private sector organisations to create and maintain the places, communities and businesses of tomorrow.

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

We employ who share our vision – from all walks of life. So, whether you’re a school or college leaver, an undergraduate, a graduate or a tradesperson already, we’re sure to have an early careers programme to suit you. Our Early Careers programmes are accessible to those from any academic background, who share our passion for the built environment.

They’re designed to help you find a role with us where you can grow and thrive – whatever your interests and skills.

 

There’s so much more to construction than bricklaying.

 

You don’t need construction experience to join us. We have over 4,000 employees working in office-based and operational roles. From construction to residential development and property services, there are all kinds of specialisms for you to explore, including:

 

  • Construction
  • Property Services
  • Fit-out and refurbishment
  • Residential
  • Development
  • Engineering Services
  • Functional support services
  • Facilities Management
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Health, safety and wellbeing

 

And of course, you’ll be working on exciting, award winning and innovative projects. We’ve got a great history spanning 125 years, that’s a lot of history and we look forward to you joining us to making a contribution and impact on the next. We are extremely proud of our heritage and achievements and we are sure that you’ll be proud to say, “I work for Wates”.

https://youtu.be/NRFqxOvnAzo

Envision” Gigafactory in Sunderland

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p-1q2KTHesM

Sandwell Aquatics Centre – Midlands

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WHxyyfrKnE4

Lucent, London (Piccadilly Lights)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x0ZOuLZ-lRA

 

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