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Apply for a Year Out Placement.

Part way through your construction degree? You could join us on a one-year, fixed term contract and put what you’ve learned to the test and apply it to real-life scenarios.

Year Out Placements

Our Year Out Placements are open to all students on track for a 2:2 degree in a built-environment related qualification. Our Year Out Placement programmes are a great step towards understanding more about our business – and a fantastic route into our hugely popular Graduate Trainee Programmes too.

Please note that some roles do require you to be in possession of a full driving licence to enable you to travel to the site as part of your role. Where essential, this is detailed in the job details.

Apply now and get hands-on experience, technical knowledge, career skills, and support from some of the industry’s best.

Many of our Senior Managers joined us through one of our Early Careers Programmes, and a large number of our Placement colleagues return to complete the remainder of our Graduate Trainee Programme – continuing to develop as an individual with the opportunity to progress onto Chartership.

Careers

Want to be part of our team? Become part of the Wates story.

Search our latest vacancies to find the perfect role for you.

Assistant Surveyor

Location: Enfield

Job Type: Trades and Labour

Application Deadline: 28-06-2024

We have an opportunity for an Assistant Quantity Surveyor to join our Wates team within the Specialist division, carrying out Maintenance and Refurbishment works to commercial properties. You will be working out of our Enfield office on multiple contracts, including Hertfordshire County Council MTC, Barnet Council MTC, and local Adhoc works. You will be assisting the Quantity Surveyor and Commercial Manager in the development and implementation of all pre and post contract strategies, commercial functions, and contract reporting.Key Accountabilities will include: To visit sites on an ad-hoc basis to survey potential works, alongside Supervisors or Commercial Lead. Ensure the timely receipt of quotations for materials, equipment and Sub-contract works, undertake commercial assessment of quotes received and ensure the timely placement of orders. Work closely with the operations team to monitor on-site progress and cost control. Attending client meetings alongside the Quantity Surveyor. Working alongside the Quantity Surveyor to procure supply chain. Collation, updating and filing of compliance information, and managing trackers to monitor deadlines. Reviewing subcontractor payment applications monthly and inputting them into the Coins system. Develop an understanding of the internal/external commercial strategies about minor subcontract packages and on-site prelims. Develop an understanding of Cost and Value Reconciliation (CVR) in order to support the production of monthly CVR reports. The ideal candidate will have a good work ethic, demonstrate good numeracy skills, and the ability to form relationships with Wates’ delivery team, Clients, and subcontractors. Basic commercial skills would be required as a minimum, however training, mentoring and further education (HNC/HND/Degree) will form part of the successful applicant’s development.WHAT WE OFFER Competitive salary Flexible working 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.

Carpenter/ Multi Trader

Location: Finsbury Park

Job Type: Trades and Labour

Application Deadline: 28-06-2024

Wates have an opportunity for a Carpenter to join our Wates team within our Responsive Maintenance division. You will be working out of our Finsbury Park office on one of our social housing contracts, delivering reactive maintenance to our residents.Key Accountabilities will include: Undertaking repair/renewal works Advising Supervisor in a timely manner where other trades are required Working solely on certain tasks Working in partnership with other operatives to complete certain tasks Completing daily work sheets detailing work undertaken and materials used after each job undertaken Working in a timely and productive manner to complete programme tasksYou must have a full UK driving licence.To be successful in the role you will be an excellent communicator with the ability to problem solve, multi task, work to tight deadlines, have high standard of workmanship, productivity levels and ability to provide excellent customer service at all times is essential.

Plasterer

Location: Dunstable

Job Type: Trades and Labour

Application Deadline: 28-06-2024

Wates have an opportunity for a Plasterer to join our Wates team within our Responsive Maintenance division. You will be working out of our Dunstable office on one of our social housing contracts, delivering reactive maintenance to our residents.Key Accountabilities will include: Undertaking repair/renewal works Advising Supervisor in a timely manner where other trades are required Working solely on certain tasks Working in partnership with other operatives to complete certain tasks Completing daily work sheets detailing work undertaken and materials used after each job undertaken Working in a timely and productive manner to complete programme tasksYou must have a full UK driving licence.To be successful in the role you will be an excellent communicator with the ability to problem solve, multi task, work to tight deadlines, have high standard of workmanship, productivity levels and ability to provide excellent customer service at all times is essential.

Project Manager

Location: Wembley

Job Type: Trades and Labour

Application Deadline: 01-07-2024

Wates have an opportunity for a Project Manager to join our Wates team within our Planned Works division. You will be working out of our Brent office on one of our contracts. The primary focus of this role will be to provide visible leadership and direction along with foresight and insight in the safe and profitable delivery of schemes to Wates. Key Accountabilities will include: Develop and implement detailed programmes and schedules which allow accurate monitoring and reporting of progress. Identify the quality expectations and embrace these in the Quality Plan. Implement all statutory regulatory and company requirements for managing Health and Safety. Secure and manage the appropriate resources to deliver the project / scheme effectively and efficiently in a professional manner to ensure successful delivery within project constraints. Ensure there is a successful and smooth handover of the project, including support to customer/ end user throughout the handover process. Establish a communications plan and agree accountabilities for team members. You must have a full UK driving licence.Ideally you will have experience of working for a main contractor on similar projects and have experience of elevational treatment, EWI decorative panelling & replacement windows.


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