Careers - Wates


At Wates, we are driven by our purpose of working together to inspire better ways of creating the places, communities, and businesses of tomorrow. We need the right people from whatever background to help us make this happen and we are always looking for talented people from all walks of life to reflect the diverse communities where we work.

There’s a huge variety of job opportunities across our businesses, working on challenging and exciting projects for customers across both the public and the private sector. No two days are ever the same.

By joining Wates, you’ll be working for an organisation which invests in your continued professional development, regardless of which stage you might be at in your career. We’d love to hear from you.

Wates adopts company-wide flexible working


Environmental sustainability

The Wates Group is committed to the long-term sustainability of the built environment and we’re working to eliminate carbon from our operations by 2025.

As a Group, we have  three ambitious environmental targets to achieve by 2025: Zero Waste, and Zero Carbon, from our operations and Positive Nature Enhancement. We’re also working hard with our customers to help them find ways of reaching their own environmental targets.


Social Value

Delivering social value is intrinsic to our purpose and our goals of being a progressive and responsible employer. By considering social value in our business decisions, including the way we employ staff, engage with communities, and buy products and services, we can cultivate a more sustainable and inclusive society, and demonstrate that business done well can be a force for good.

Our approach to social value is rooted in our belief that how we do business, is as important as what we do. Our programmes and activities are focused on creating work and training opportunities, particularly for people furthest away from the workforce, such as care leavers, ex-offenders and ex Services personnel; building sustainable communities through employment, skills and awareness, and advocacy of trade with the social enterprise sector.

Wates supports the real Living Wage, a voluntary and independently set pay rate reflecting the true cost of living. Our aim is for all parts of the Group to be recognised service providers of the Living Wage by 2025, ensuring that none of our colleagues are trapped in working poverty.

Inclusion, Diversity and our Guiding Framework.

Our Guiding Framework shapes everything we do. It incorporates our driving purpose, it outlines the behaviours we work by, and the goals we are all working together to achieve.  These are our values and vision.

As a family-owned business, we know it’s our people who make us successful. And just as in a family, everyone should feel welcome, included, and connected at Wates. We strive to be an organisation where everyone loves to work and to provide a safe space where everyone can be themselves.

We are committed to building an organisation which is more representative of the communities we serve, offering equality of opportunities to diverse talent and an inclusive work environment where this talent thrives. We have set ourselves bold targets that will take time to achieve, but we are moving in the right direction and we are committed to achieving sustainable change. Find out more about our inclusion and diversity strategy


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