Championing young talent

We caught up with our Customer Services Apprentice, Kaydn, to chat all about his experience of our early careers programme, from his passion for learning on the job to his day-to-day responsibilities.

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Our gender equality work gains double recognition

We’ve been named one of The Times Top 50 Employers for Gender Equality in 2023 in recognition of our commitment to addressing gender inequalities in the workplace

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Midlands construction lead appointed

We have appointed Matt Johnson as Regional Director for construction in the Midlands, to lead the region and deliver our strategic objectives.

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We join the Fawcett Society in challenging gender stereotypes and tackling the gender pay gap

Today we are announcing a new partnership with the Fawcett Society, the UK’s leading charity campaigning for gender equality and women’s rights, on a new Equal Play campaign to support parents, care givers and influential adults to challenge gender stereotypes with their children.

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Tim Wates succeeds Sir James Wates CBE as our Chairman

At our AGM on 4 May 2023, Tim Wates was officially appointed as Chairman of the Wates Group.

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Our Year in Review

Another outstanding year for us as we break our turnover record for the second year in a row. Take a look at some of the years’ highlights.

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Sustainable Facilities Management in 2023

Our recently appointed MD for Facilities Management (FM) Antony Collett sat down with FMUK to discuss sustainability and all things FM.

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Looking for the skills gap solution? Think older

Our regional director in the North West, Sarah Cooke, writes in Place North West about the UK construction industry’s growing skills shortage.

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Guiding Framework

Our Guiding Framework defines the our motivation, the goals that we work towards and the behaviours we expect of ourselves and each other.

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Wates Virtual Insight Day

Join us for our third Virtual Insight Day on 29 November 2022 to find out more about careers in the construction industry.

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What can employers do to stamp out microaggressions at work?

Nikunj Upadhyay, writes this week in People Management, discussing the impact of microaggressions in the workplaces.

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Wates recognised at Working Family Awards

Wates has been recognised with two awards at the Working Families Best Practice Awards for its flexible working practices and support for parents and carers. The Group was named Best for Fathers and Best for All Families.  

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Attracting talent with a new work experience model

Danielle Buckley and Sophie Paterson, from Wates’ Social Value team, write in Construction Management about the shortcomings of many work experience placements and how Wates has adopted a new model in the London Borough of Wandsworth called The Beacon Programme.

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Build the future with an apprenticeship

We want to highlight the wide range of job opportunities available as part of a career in construction.

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Wates Living Space Kickstarts Early Careers

We have a number initiatives aimed at attracting young and talented individuals into the industry and to fulfil our social value commitments to our clients and their residents.

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Why social enterprises matter

Danny Ingoldsby, Assistant Surveyor, explains why investment in social value and social enterprises matters in our latest blog.

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Going the extra mile is what sets us apart

Sandra Thomas discusses the care and consideration that is required to ensure staff remain happy in their role, and how communication is key during the process.

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Working as one team is the only way to mobilise

David Morgan, Executive Managing Director of Wates Property Services, gives his insight on the business’ tried and tested approach to effective contract mobilisation.

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