Early Careers | Wates
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Start your career with Wates

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 interest our people through amazing multi-million-pound projects. To us, construction is more than just building. Its also a chance for us to positively impact the communities where we work and thrive.

Our Early Careers programmes offer a range of exciting development opportunities to undergraduates, graduates, school and college leavers as well as trade professionals. No matter what your background or aspiration, well help you find the right path where you can explore, grow and thrive as a professional.

Our 2022 Early Careers scheme is now open for applications.  Click on the link below to see the great range of roles available.

Early career vacancies - your pathway to shaping the future

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What to expect from our apprenticeship programmes

With rotational development, technical and behavioural training and a host of additional benefits, our programmes provide the foundation skills, knowledge and experience you need to build a long-term, successful career. Youll get to work with and be mentored by some of the best professionals in the industry, and with over 120 talented trainees on our programmes, youll also have amazing opportunities to build a network, collaborate and share learning with your peers.

We trust you to get involved from the moment you walk through the door, empowering you with variety and responsibility, and with our business spanning across construction, development and property services, the pathways and possibilities are endless!


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Key Contacts

Karen Smith

Early Careers Adviser

Alison Reid

Early Careers Manager