The Willmott Dixon Management Trainee Scheme was established in 1979 with an initial intake of 20 trainees. Over the past 30 years the scheme has grown and developed to become one of the leading management trainee schemes within the Construction Industry.
Our annual Trainee of the Year awards - see the film here
We now recruit, on average, 30-40 trainees annually within a variety of construction disciplines, including Site Management, Quantity Surveying, Estimating, and Design & Build. We also have trainees within the support functions of Finance, IT and Human Resources.
The trainee scheme is available to people across a range of academic backgrounds.
Applicants can be:
A levels, BTEC, Adv GNVQ, AVCE or equivalent
4 - 5 years
Construction related HNC / HND
3 - 4 years
2 - 3 years
Alongside a structured training programme, many of our Trainees have the opportunity to attend a residential training course provided by Construction Skills to develop “hands-on” trade skills such as bricklaying, joinery and painting. This allows them to gain a broader understanding of all aspects of construction work.
Trainees also organise and participate in annual Trainee Activity Weekends which allows them to meet socially in interesting and challenging environments. Past activities have included clay-pigeon shooting, gorge-jumping, paintball, quad-biking, laser shooting and white water rafting.
Each year we hold a prestigious ‘Trainee of the Year' award evening with approximately 150 people in attendance. A video of the finalists is shown, various speakers participate and finally, the trophy, financial prizes and certificates are handed over!
We are advertising our Management Trainee Positions for 2014 - please click here and search for management trainee positions by region. The closing date for all vacancies is 12 January 2014 and we will aim to contact all applicants with four weeks of that with progress.
The interview stages of the process will start in March 2014.
Help us expand the value of Corporate Social Responsibility in construction. We're sponsoring an engineering doctorate with Loughborough University and so we're looking for a Doctoral student to lead this joint research venture.
Find out more and apply for this prestigious doctorate via: http://www.jobs.ac.uk/job/AHU951/engineering-doctorate-studentship/