higher and degree apprenticeships

Join Our Apprenticeship Trainee Programme.

Join Our Apprenticeship Trainee Programme.

If you don’t have a Degree, but would like to gain practical experience with us, you could join our Apprenticeship Trainee Programme, where we’ll teach you all the technical and professional skills you need to succeed.

Higher and Degree apprenticeships

Throughout your time on this Programme, you’ll get plenty of support: a mentor, placement opportunities, an industry-recognised qualification and a clear career path offering promotion opportunities. 

Your journey will begin on a Level 4 construction-related qualification, designed to give you the technical knowledge required to succeed.  From there, you will have the opportunity to be enrolled on a Degree Apprenticeship, and once complete, you will have the opportunity to progress onto Chartership.

To be eligible, you’ll need to have achieved GCSEs grade 4/C or above in both Maths and English.  As well as a minimum of 2 A Levels, or equivalent, (e.g., Level 3 College qualification, T-Level etc.), at grades DD or above.

Benefits include:

Please note that some of our roles and locations do require a full driving licence by the time the programme starts to enable you to travel to site. Specific requirements can be found in the job details so please read carefully before applying.

Careers

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Payroll Administrator

Location: Finsbury Park

Job Type: Clerical & Administration

Application Deadline: 13-03-2024

We have an opportunity for a Payroll Administrator to join our Wates team within our Maintenance Division. You will be based out of our Finsbury Park office working with our payroll team.Key Responsibilities Set up, populating and regular maintenance of spreadsheets Check payroll, gross to net checks Payroll reconciliation Payroll processes and procedures Manual calculations of net pay, grossing up Communicate confidently and effectively at all levels in both written and verbal communicationAlongside the day to day activities we are at the beginning a journey to review all of our processes and ways of working so if you are comfortable with a level of ambiguity and manual input we would welcome your support to help us develop and improve our payroll service over the coming months.To be successful you will be already working in a similar role, or be a fast learner, with confidence in all aspects of administrative tasks.You will also be a confident communicator, value confidentiality and be able to meet tight deadlines.

Assistant Site Surveyor

Location: Barnsley

Job Type: Operational

Application Deadline: 12-03-2024

We have an opportunity for an Assistant Surveyor to join our Living Space team in Barnsley.Wates Living Space is one of the UK’s leading providers of planned and responsive maintenance services in the social housing sector, maintaining over 500,000 homes nationwide every year. Our leading position within the maintenance sector has enabled the business to realise ambitious strategic growth.Key Accountabilities will include: Produce commercial reports both internally and external to the company Ensure the timely receipt of quotations for materials, equipment and Sub-subcontract works, undertake commercial assessment of quotes received and ensure the timely placement of orders on commercially advantageous terms to facilitate project delivery and ensure business objectives are met. Regularly complete on site measurements/ take offs Ensure all contractual processes are completed on timeWe are looking for a good work ethic and the ability to work under a Project Surveyor and within a team of Surveyors of different levels of knowledge.To be successful in the role you will be able to liaise with Client and have the personal skills to create effective relationships with the team.

Assistant Site Surveyor

Location: Barnsley

Job Type: Commercial

Application Deadline: 12-03-2024

We have an opportunity for an Assistant Surveyor to join Wates with our Living Space team in Barnsley.Wates Living Space is one of the UK’s leading providers of planned and responsive maintenance services in the social housing sector, maintaining over 500,000 homes nationwide every year. Our leading position within the maintenance sector has enabled the business to realise ambitious strategic growth.Key Accountabilities will include: Produce commercial reports both internally and external to the company Ensure the timely receipt of quotations for materials, equipment and Sub-subcontract works, undertake commercial assessment of quotes received and ensure the timely placement of orders on commercially advantageous terms to facilitate project delivery and ensure business objectives are met. Regularly complete on site measurements/ take offs Ensure all contractual processes are completed on timeWe are looking for a good work ethic and the ability to work under a Project Surveyor and within a team of Surveyors of different levels of knowledge.To be successful in the role you will be able to liaise with Client and have the personal skills to create effective relationships with the team.

Bid Manager

Location: Finsbury Park

Job Type: Bid

Application Deadline: 12-03-2024

We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Bid Manager to join Wates with our Wates Living Space Bid team. You will successfully manage the project bid process to ensure that a considered and co-ordinated bid can be presented for adjudication; as well as then manage the second stage of the bid. Wates Living Space is one of the UK’s leading providers of planned and responsive maintenance services in the social housing sector, maintaining over 500,000 homes nationwide every year.Key accountabilities of this role will include: Leading in new bids from concept through to fruition ensuring our offers are clearly articulated, cost estimate is adjudicated and signed off and final submissions are reviewed Produce a bid strategy and brief tender team Ensure correct selection of subcontractors and suppliers for key packages and organise distribution of tender documents/amendments for appropriate parties. Develop presentations to potential clients using graphic design skills and utilise external graphic designers and printers Responsibility for the quality of all aspects of the bid, including written documentation and presentations, ensuring that written work is clear, concise and compelling. We are looking for an experienced Bid Manager within the social housing industry with strong knowledge of the whole bid process, having successfully managed bids from start to finish. To be successful in this role you will have excellent written and verbal communication skills, be highly organised and have good team management skills.


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