Business Management Higher (Level 4) Apprenticeship at Wates Group

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Business Management Higher (Level 4) Apprenticeship

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 Construction specialises in maximising value by finding the most intelligent and creative ways to deliver outstanding buildings. We deliver projects in a range of sectors including, government, commercial, industrial and historical restoration. The award of Construction News’ Contractor of the Year in 2017 is a testament to the quality of our projects, our client satisfaction and our approach to the communities in which we work.

Wates Living Space

Our Living Space business is one of the UK’s leading housing maintenance providers, delivering planned, responsive maintenance solutions across the UK for local authority and housing association partners. We understand that our work can make a significant and lasting impact in the communities we operate within. Our business supports the regeneration of communities and helps to improve living standards for tenants, breathing new life in to their properties and creating places that people are proud to call their home.

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. This role involves placements both on site and with office-based teams.

The Role

As a Wates Living Space Business Management Trainee, you will be given the opportunity to gain an understanding and develop your knowledge of the core Living Space business. You will support key functions on a rotational basis to ensure you develop a full and rounded overview of the Living Space business and you will gain knowledge in:

    o Work Winning – developing your understanding and skills in preparing tenders, engaging with potential clients and gaining an appreciation of our client needs
    o Site Management – working with the project delivery team and gaining experience on our site, with residents and our customers
    o Commercial – supporting commercial teams to ensure projects are commercially strong and ensuring accurate business reporting
    o The programme also incorporates three other 2-month rotations in either Finance, IT, Bid or Customer Service.

On completion of the programme, you will be able to develop your career in either Site Management or Commercial within Living Space and start to work towards Chartership with the relevant professional institute.

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
  • 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

    You will complete an HNC 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 Living Space 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 2020, this will be a condition of offer

    Entry Requirements

    A minimum of 5 GCSE’s Grade 4/C and above, including Maths and English.

    Next Steps

    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.

    About Wates Group

    As a family-owned business we know that our people are at the core of our ongoing success. We are very proud to be been named Contractor of the Year, Employer of the Year and received the Judges Supreme Award at the Construction News Awards, recognising our position as a leader in our industry.

    Wates Group has a proud 119 year history as an independent family owned company. In 1897 Edward Wates and his three brothers set up the first Wates Company. During the 1920s and 1930s Edward's sons, Norman, Sir Ronald and Allan, expanded the company by pioneering speculative house building and then extended their activities into general contracting. During the Second World War, the company built aerodromes, army camps, factories and most notably, developed a speciality in constructing pre-cast and in situ reinforced concrete barges and floating docks. The company supplied major parts of the Mulberry Harbours that were towed across the Channel after D-Day.

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