Wates Group profile

About Wates Group

At Wates we create places, communities and business of tomorrow. We are one of the leading privately-owned construction, residential development and property services business in the UK. We work with a wide range of public and private sector customers and partners to achieve our purpose of working together to inspire better ways of working.

If you are a school leaver our apprentice programme has a route for you. Each of our programmes provides an opportunity to build on your individual strengths, learning through rewarding work, and are supported by experts and professional education.

What can you expect from the application process?

The first stage is a short application form on the application form you will be asked for information about yourself, your education and employment background. There are five competency-based questions that will assess your motivation for wanting to join Wates and your career aspirations. If you are successful in this stage, you will be asked to complete a video interview. The final stage is a virtual assessment centre

Overall, we are looking for a passion for built environment, motivation to learn and the drive to excel in your career.

Wates is an equal opportunities employer. We are committed to employing diverse teams. We make recruiting decisions based on your experience and skills. If you have a disability or any reasonable adjustment that requires accommodation, please contact us

If you require assistance because you do not have access to the right technology, or the right setting to complete the online parts of our process please contact us at wates@gtisolutions.co.uk

If you believe any exceptional circumstances have affected your exam results, please specify these in your application.


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"My job role involves the costing of construction works including net build cost and any relevant preliminary items. I use a combination of bench marked data and marked tested rates to calculate these ..." Read full review


"My role holds many different responsibilities including administering contracts, documenting site progress, progress meetings with suppliers, reading drawings etc." Read full review

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Opportunities offered:

  • Apprenticeship - Higher Level (Level 4/5/6/7)
  • Degree Apprenticeship / Sponsored Degree (Level 6/7)
  • Gap Year Programme

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