In one of the most challenging years in our 124-year history, we’re pleased to have secured £2.4bn of new work in 2020, enabling us to end the year with a record forward order book of £6.6bn, up 13.5% from 2019.
We are committed to raising awareness about the built environment sector and to encouraging young people, career changers and those who face barriers to employment to take a closer look at the roles required to create the places of tomorrow.
These virtual tours provide an insight to some of our projects and the people that make them happen.
MYTHBUSTERS - what it's really like to work in the built environment
There are a huge variety of different roles available in the built environment. Hear from some of our apprentices and trainees below who are helping to debunk the common myths about apprenticeships in construction.
Site and project teams across the Wates Group are working hard to ensure that site operating procedures are followed, so that we continue to prioritise the safety and wellbeing of our teams. We have created this simple animation, shared on our sites to help our teams comply with the new procedures.
The Wates Group, established in 1897, is one of the leading privately-owned construction, development and property services businesses in the UK. We employ approximately 4,000 people and together, we inspire better ways of creating the places, communities and businesses of tomorrow.
Weve delivered another year of increased profits by continuing to concentrate on working in the sectors and geographies where we have proven expertise and for customers with whom we enjoy positive, effective relationships.
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