Wates Construction launches recruitment drive across Cumbria

Wates Construction, currently building BAE Systems Submarines’ new Central Training Facility in Barrow and the flagship £30m Campus Whitehaven, has begun a major recruitment drive to support its work across the county

The move closely follows an announcement made by Wates that it has grown its order book for the county to over £50m in the 12 months since it began its expansion into the Cumbria market in 2016.

The contractor is now looking to grow its local team, with new roles including site-based project management and surveying at a variety of levels, planners and design managers. More information about available roles can be found here.

Wates’ recruitment is also taking place across Carlisle and South Lakeland, specifically in Kendal where the contractor took up new premises at Helm Bank in October last year. Interested parties are asked to contact the Wates team on recruitment@wates.co.uk

The success of our business’ growth within Cumbria has been accomplished due to the skill and expertise we have within our team and maintaining this level of proficiency, as our work pipeline grows, is reliant on recruiting the very best in the industry.

Local employment and training has been a huge priority for us since we began our expansion into the county in 2016 and we’re very keen to attract local people to our new positions while also attracting more people to live and work in this great county.”


Tony Shenton, Business Unit Director of Wates Construction North West