Learning and Development

Designed to meet the needs of our people and the business.

A rich and varied portfolio of learning opportunities.

Our range of learning and development programmes give you access to a rich and varied portfolio of learning opportunities and our holistic approach encourages you to manage your own programme of development to ensure you reap the very best rewards. It also forms an integral part of our Investors in People ‘Gold’ Accreditation which recognises our progress and commitment to your career at Wates.

With the support of your line manager, you can drive your learning and development through a mix of workshop-based training programmes, e-learning modules, and work experience. There is also support available for academic professional development and achieving professional chartered status with relevant institutes.


We have a comprehensive induction programme and you will also be invited to attend a welcome day during your first few months with the company. These are held in Leatherhead head office and / or in your regional office.

Learning and Development Activity

Whether it’s health, safety and environment, quality, technical, work-winning, behavioural or leadership and management development, we have bespoke development activities designed to meet the needs of our people and the business. Coaching and mentoring are also important features of our employees’ continuing growth in their chosen career.

Professional Development

Our people are encouraged to achieve appropriate professional qualifications; and employees, where supported by Wates, can request study leave for professional body examinations.

Why Work at Wates?

A mind-set of opportunity and a culture that stimulates people.

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Early Careers

We are looking for motivated individuals with a passion for learning.

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