Supporting ex-service personnel into new careers

“We believe in ‘giving something back’ to those brave and exceptional military personnel who have the potential to be future industry staff. People of this calibre can only benefit our industry.”

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Wates boosts parental leave and introduces carer’s leave in overhaul of family friendly policies

Wates overhauls its family friendly policies to give employees the flexibility and support they need to thrive in the workplace and at home.

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Wates announces partnership with Young Women’s Trust to drive equality in construction industry

Wates has announced a new three-year partnership with Young Womens Trust to support and inspire more women to take up careers in construction.

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Seeking gender balance: culture change

Nikunj Upadhyay, Head of Diversity and Inclusion, was interviewed about how company culture, flexible working and the right environment can be a catalyst for change.

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Celebrating the legacy of British construction and engineering

As we mark the 75th anniversary of the D Day landing, we look back with pride at our role in bringing an end to World War Two, and supporting our armed forces. Our purpose today remains as it was then: to work together to inspire better ways of creating the places, communities and businesses of tomorrow.

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Wates plan commits to doubling of female representation by 2025

Wates Group has signalled its intention to dramatically improve the gender balance of the workforce at all levels, with women accounting for 40% by 2025.

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Response to consultation on the recruitment and retention of women into construction

The Built Environment announced an Inquiry to examine how the recruitment and retention of more women into construction

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BLOG: Discipline and Uniform Transcend the Military

The matter of transferable skills is the first question that anyone will ask themselves when they change careers and I was no exception when I took the decision to leave the Army in 2004. It had been my life for 17 years and it had undoubtedly shaped me as a person.

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Wates named Organisation of the Year at UK Social Mobility Awards

Wates has been named Organisation of the Year at the inaugural UK Social Mobility Awards.

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BLOG: Skilled Workers Don’t Grow On Trees

John Dunne is Director of Health, Safety, Environment & Quality for the Wates Group. Here he discusses possible solutions to the construction industry’s skills gap.

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