Trade
Apprenticeships

Your pathway to success.

Our tradespeople are the face of our company, interacting with our customers, whilst delivering an exceptional service through the application of their chosen trade.

About the programme

As a Trade Apprentice at Wates, you will receive on-the-job training from highly skilled tradespeople; you will also study for a recognised apprenticeship, which will allow you to use your academic skills and knowledge to gain a practical application of your trade within your role. As a result, you will receive a recognised Trade Apprenticeship.

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Careers

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Assistant Bid Writer

Location: London NW1

Job Type: Pre Construction

Application Deadline: 21-06-2024

We have an opportunity for an Assistant Bid Writer to join our Living Space South Planned Work Winning Team to provide a range of support to the bid process which ensures that considered and co-ordinated bids can be submitted.Key Accountabilities will include: Managing the production of high quality professionally written submission documents that articulate the value proposition / win themes Play a leading role in the effective co-ordination and timely completion of submissions Gather information from wider bid team and supporting technical team in development of responses that are articulate and bring out the benefits of our offer Identify and re-work existing pre-written content where relevant Lead Story Boarding/Mind Mapping sessions for each submission as required Develop and maintain library of stock answers Establish lines of communication with wider Group / subject matter experts to ensure access to accurate and up-to-date company information.We are looking for an Assistant Bid Writer, who has an ability to structure and create high quality documentation, with a solid understanding of the full bidding process and customer expectations.To be successful in the role you will be a creative and compelling writer who is highly organised with the ability to control information flow between numerous parties. You must have excellent organisational skills and be able to manage and prioritise your own time.Alongside this, you will be an effective team player, providing a wide range of support to the bid team throughout the process..

Creative Services Designer

Location: Leatherhead

Job Type: Marketing & Communications

Application Deadline: 27-06-2024

We are seeking a Creative Services Designer to join our dynamic team.As a Creative Services Designer, you will be responsible for creating visually appealing materials for diverse audiences, including employees, leadership, customers, suppliers, and job seekers. Your proficiency in graphic design, animation, and desktop publishing, along with your unwavering dedication to our brand, will establish you as a key brand ambassador within our organisation. Your creative skills and ability to convey complex ideas through compelling visuals will shape our brand identity and reinforce our market presence.Key Responsibilities: Collaborate closely with the Communication and Marketing Leadership Team to produce visually striking collateral for marketing and communications across all audience segments. Champion our brand guidelines, ensuring consistent and impactful representation across all. Collaborate with various brand communities within Wates to align and strengthen our brand. Transform complex ideas into compelling visuals for improved audience engagement across all channels and materials. Apply quick and strategic thinking to address design challenges with creative solutions. Foster a collaborative and collaborative environment, contributing to the growth and success of the Creative Services team.The ideal candidate should possess proven experience in graphic design, animation, and desktop publishing, along with a deep understanding of brand identity and the ability to serve as a brand ambassador. They must have strong visual storytelling skills for effective communication, the ability to collaborate in a collaborative, fast-paced environment, and a keen eagerness to stay current with design trends and technologies. Proficiency in supporting senior leadership and executive teams in crafting impactful presentations and the ability to tailor designs for various channels to support campaigns effectively are essential.A bachelor's degree or equivalent in graphic design, visual arts, or a related field is an advantage, and the successful candidate should have advanced skills in Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, After Effects), a strong understanding of animation techniques and tools, advanced desktop publishing expertise, and in-depth knowledge of brand identity principles. They should demonstrate strategic thinking, problem-solving abilities, experience in creating materials for events and promotions, the ability to adapt to modern design technologies, and excellent project management skills to meet deadlines and collaborate effectively with cross-functional teams.Join us as a Creative Services Designer and play a pivotal role in driving our brand communication, ensuring its consistency and impact. Apply now to become a key part of our creative team and help shape our brand identity! WHAT WE OFFER Competitive salary and profit share scheme Flexible working  Extensive benefits including, Private Medical, Pension 8% employer’s contribution, Health and Wellness programme, 26 days holidays + bank holidays and much more… Excellent range of learning and development activity to support your career progression. Industry leading family leave benefits to included 26 weeks fully paid maternity, 8 weeks fully paid paternity.  To find out more about LIFE AT WATES please click on the following link https://www.wates.co.uk/careers/

Creative Services Executive

Location: Leatherhead

Job Type: Marketing & Communications

Application Deadline: 04-07-2024

As a Creative Services Executive, you will play a vital role in our dynamic marketing and communications team, actively contributing to our business goals. Your blend of creativity, technical skills, and high standards is crucial for the success of our campaigns and maintaining our industry-leading brand.Your role involves diverse projects, campaign and channel management, and collaboration across teams, all while keeping a keen eye for detail. We expect you to proactively identify campaign challenges, craft innovative solutions, and take full ownership of their successful implementation. Additionally, experience in graphic design to create impactful assets for social media, digital marketing campaigns, and high-converting landing pages for both external and internal channels is essential.Key Responsibilities: Populate and maintain digital channels, including HubSpot, the website, and intranet, ensuring they are up-to-date and user-friendly. Optimise digital content for SEO, user experience, and engagement. Manage and execute digital marketing campaigns, tracking their performance and making data-driven improvements and optimisations. Lead and contribute to marketing and communications projects, taking ownership of key initiatives. Manage and organise marketing assets efficiently for easy access and utilisation. Provide design support using tools like Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere Pro, and After Effects Generate reports and metrics to demonstrate the success of marketing campaigns.The ideal candidate should have proven experience in digital marketing and campaign management, familiarity with HubSpot or similar marketing automation tools, and proficiency in design software such as Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere Pro, and After Effects. They should have a strong understanding of SEO and website optimisation, knowledge of email marketing best practices, and a solid grasp of UX design principles to maximise user journey, conversion rate, and engagement.To be successful, you will have the ability to interpret and apply brand guidelines effectively, excellent attention to detail, and a strong eye for design aesthetics are essential. A data-driven mindset with the ability to analyse campaign performance, along with strong teamwork and people skills, is crucial. A bachelor's degree or equivalent in graphic design, marketing, communications, or a related field is advantageous in the role.Your key skills include, digital marketing strategy and execution, campaign management and optimization, CMS proficiency, graphic design and multimedia content creation, email marketing software and automation, data analysis and reporting, and event marketing and invitation management.Join us and be part of our success story at Wates! WHAT WE OFFER Competitive salary and profit share scheme Flexible working  Extensive benefits including, Private Medical, Pension 8% employer’s contribution, Health and Wellness programme, 26 days holidays + bank holidays and much more… Excellent range of learning and development activity to support your career progression. Industry leading family leave benefits to included 26 weeks fully paid maternity, 8 weeks fully paid paternity.  To find out more about LIFE AT WATES please click on the following link https://www.wates.co.uk/careers/

Head of Estimating

Location: Nationwide

Job Type: Estimating

Application Deadline: 04-07-2024

Wates are looking for a Head of Estimating to join our Construction Group.The Head of Estimating will lead the estimating function, ensuring the adoption of new processes, upholding standards, and utilising appropriate methodologies and software to enhance accuracy and competitiveness in project pricing.ABOUT THE ROLEThis role is central in refining estimating procedures by analysing data trends, inflation, and industry standards, and ensuring the seamless integration of cost planning and commercial functions. The incumbent will drive the effectiveness of the estimating function, influence industry standards, and ensure the development of Estimating trainees, fostering a robust talent pipeline. While not directly managing Estimators, this role has dotted line responsibilities across regions, supporting Pre Construction Directors in achieving a consistent and effective Estimating practice.As our Head of Estimating, some of your key responsibilities will include: Leadership of the Estimating Function: Provide strategic leadership to ensure that processes, methodologies, and software are optimally utilised across all estimating activities Quality and Standards Oversight: Review estimates to ensure they meet the required standards of accuracy and competitiveness, addressing potential risks and omissions effectively. Governance and Compliance: Ensure all project estimates comply with company governance, using standardised software and documentation to support effective project approvals Cross-Functional Integration: Facilitate effective collaboration between the cost planning, commercial, and estimating functions to ensure cohesive project execution and profitability.The ideal candidate should possess a profound understanding of estimating techniques and cost management strategies across various types of construction projects and contract types, with a demonstrable understanding of how to develop pricing and profit strategies and the ability to analyse pricing data to identify risks and opportunities. It will also be essential that you have strong commercial acumen and understanding of financial reporting and cost control.We are looking for someone who can effectively manage a team of Estimators whilst possessing a good knowledge of Construction industry technical matters such as procurement routes, value management and value engineering. Previous experience of managing the estimating process on projects of £50m+ would also be an advantage.WHAT WE OFFER Competitive salary & Profit Share Car Allowance / Car Scheme Flexible working Travel covered to any of our sites (subject to HMRC advisory rates) Extensive corporate benefits including, Private Medical, Pension 8% employers’ contribution, Health and Wellness programme, 26 days holidays + your Birthday off + bank holidays and much more… Excellent range of learning and development activity to support your career progression. Industry leading family leave benefits to included 26 weeks fully paid maternity, 12 weeks fully paid paternity.


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