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We are looking for our next generation of leaders join us.

Our Early Careers programmes are targeted at those aspiring to make an impact in their career – leading the built-environment industry and providing a cleaner, greener and safer world for future generations. 

Whether you are a school or college leaver, graduate, experienced professional looking for a career change or an undergraduate looking for a placement year, we have the right opportunity for you.

Level 2 and 3 apprenticeships

Our Level 2 and 3 Apprenticeships are ideal for  those wanting on the job experience, excellent training and an industry- recognised qualification. All you need are GCSEs grade 4/C in Maths and English, and a strong motivation to develop professionally, performing brilliantly in your career.

Higher apprenticeships

Our Higher Apprenticeships are perfect for those with two A-Levels (or equivalent) grade D and above.  Your journey will start with a Level 4 Construction qualification, and once successfully complete, you will be enrolled onto a Degree apprenticeship.

Expanding our social enterprise programme to boost local communities with Impact Hub London

Graduate programmes

If you have a Bachelor’s Degree, grade 2:2 or above in any discipline, you will be able to join us as Graduate.  This is a great opportunity for those wanting to make an impact from day one – you will receive a structured development plan including qualifications, chartership and mentoring.


Industrial placements

Are you currently at University, looking for an industry placement?  We offer Year Out Placements for those looking to gain experience and life skills whilst studying for their degree.

Work experience

Do you want to find out more about our industry and the work we do? We offer work experience for those looking to understand more about us. This could be for a few days or weeks at a time.

Creating tomorrow together sustainably

Why Wates?

As a responsible and inclusive employer, Wates are committed to equality and are proud to have been recognised for this through a range of accolades including Gold accreditation with ‘Investors in People’ and ‘The Times’ Top 50 Employers For Women.

We are a recognised Disability Confident Committed employer and a member of ‘Building Equality’, an alliance of construction organisations working to drive LGBTQ+ inclusion in the industry.  We are proud to be the first construction company to become a signatory of ‘Change the Race Ratio’, a campaign to increase racial and ethnic participation in British businesses.

Wates are committed to becoming net zero by 2045, leading the industry by example when it comes to decarbonisation.  Watch this video to understand our environmental achievements so far…


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