All of the below information comes directly from job reviews written by Willmott Dixon employees based on 64 reviews.
 
 
Responsibility:
3.8/5
 
Work Life Balance:
4.1/5
 
Environmental Awareness:
4.8/5
 
Benefits:
4.6/5
 
Company Culture:
4.6/5
 
Career Progression:
4.5/5
 
Colleagues:
4.7/5
 
Training:
4.6/5
 
Enjoyment:
4.6/5
 
Overall Rating:
4.5/5
 

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: IT Job Title: IT Management Trainee

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Working with a variety of people.
Always having different challenges on different days.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Estimating Job Title: Management Trainee

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Exposure.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Information Technology Job Title: IT Management trainee

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Quantity Surveying Job Title: Commercial Management Trainee

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The opportunities and responsibility that you can receive by asking for it!

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Production Job Title: Management Trainee

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Production (site management) Job Title: Management Trainee

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The training, learning and my amazing team!

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Sustainability Job Title: Management Trainee

What are the best and worst things about your job?

People, variety, being able to make a difference, no two days are the same, benefits, career progression.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Precon Job Title: Management Trainee

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Building Services Engineering Job Title: Building Services Engineer Management Trainee

What are the best and worst things about your job?

There is a wide range of projects of all different values, each project comes with new challenges and a different team to work with while complementing projects for local and global businesses.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Operations Job Title: Trainee Build Manager

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The independence and responsibility I've been given so far has been amazing.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Design Management Job Title: Management Trainee

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The work-life balance. The ability to use flexible working to have different start and end hours to the working day. The company paying for expenses, business mileage fuel. Provision of good laptops and work phones. Variety of company-related events for business and for networking.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Commercial Job Title: Trainee Quantity Surveyor

What are the best and worst things about your job?

People I work with, the thrill of the work environment.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Commercial Job Title: Management Trainee

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Surveying Job Title: Management Trainee

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Holdings Job Title: Management Trainee

What are the best and worst things about your job?

I can earn while I learn
No day is the same – the work is varied and challenging
I am given responsibility and taken seriously
I have the opportunity to try out different job roles within my function
I'm not just a number, I'm cared about

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Environmental Management Job Title: Environmental Management Trainee

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Being allowed to do what I am passionate about and being given the freedom to explore/put forward my own ideas/focus on what actually interests me.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Construction Job Title: Design Management Trainee

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Extremely varied, always busy, lots of support from the team I work in, lots of opportunities for training, the company's focus on its people and ethics.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Design Job Title: Management Trainee

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Exposure and understanding of different roles and departments

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Commercial Job Title: Management Trainee

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Great people throughout the company.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Operations Job Title: Trainee Build Manager

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The people - this company has so many fantastic people within it, you will make friends for life and will never be short of people willing to help and wishing you to succeed. Alongside a great social calendar and plenty of laughs and smiles on the way.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Commercial Job Title: Management Trainee

What are the best and worst things about your job?

I get to work with great people who support my learning and development.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Construction Job Title: Management Trainee

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Meeting different people
Different projects and tasks to complete
Provides more technical knowledge and a detailed understanding of how building functions

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Preconstruction Job Title: Management Trainee

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The other trainees you join with become genuine friends.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Operations Job Title: Management Trainee

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The variety in the job role. The work packages and variety of people I work with creates an ever-changing environment that is challenging and rewarding.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Commercial Job Title: Management Trainee (Quantity Surveying)

What are the best and worst things about your job?

No two days are the same.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Commercial Job Title: Management Trainee

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Great on the job learning provided. Colleagues always willing to help you learn.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Preconstruction Job Title: Bid Management Trainee

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Consistent learning. Ability to continue to learn no matter what grade/position you are - no 2 days are the same!

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Commercial Job Title: Management Trainee

What are the best and worst things about your job?

All the support and training on the job and opportunities for progression after training period.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Interiors Job Title: Management Trainee

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Challenging work with an ever changing environment.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Commercial Job Title: Commercial Management Trainee

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Having the ability to give all the departments in the business a try, and have the application for each role and how this benefits and influences your role.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Hitchin LCO Job Title: Management Trainee

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Empowered culture where doing the right thing is more important that just making money.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Commercial Job Title: Trainee Quantity Surveyor

What are the best and worst things about your job?

- Competitive salary
- Great company benefits
- Great 'people' culture within the organisation
- Amazing colleagues
- Great training programme
- Flexibility

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Construction Job Title: Assistant Project Surveyor

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The best thing about my role is that I get to make the organisation I work for money.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Commercial Job Title: Management Trainee

What are the best and worst things about your job?

No construction project is ever the same, each job comes with new challenges.
Working as one team to achieve results.
Thinking on your feet and problem-solving.
Having big responsibilities and improve decision making.
Training opportunities.
Work life balance.
Benefits package - company car etc.
Enjoyable work.
University degree.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Production Job Title: Management Trainee

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Great career progression early, you don't need to go to university, graduate then look for a job. Willmott Dixon offers you the opportunity to join after high school and you can continue with your university degree while progressing on your career ladder. 2 birds with 1 stone.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Preconstruction Job Title: Management Trainee

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Good team, support training and development.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Commercial Job Title: Management Trainee Surveying

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Working with a good team of people, who take time out of their day to ensure that I understand what I'm supposed to know.

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Industry: IT Support & Telecoms Department: Information Technology Job Title: Management Trainee

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The exposure to the different areas within the IT department and also the opportunity to get to know a wide variety of people and build good relationships with them.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Design Management Job Title: Management Trainee

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Production Job Title: Management Trainee

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Being in a different sort of environment each day and the constant learning process is amazing as it gives me a lot of information to use within my daily role.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Construction Job Title: Trainee Quantity Surveyor

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Working with a variety of people, learning from each of these people and understanding how each role has a part in creating one team.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Production Job Title: Management Trainee

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Commercial Job Title: Management Trainee

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Every day is different.
Challenging yet rewarding.
Structure.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Commercial Job Title: Management Trainee

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Benefits, people, environment, support.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Production Job Title: Management Trainee

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Good people, interesting work & career development.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Production Job Title: Management Trainee

What are the best and worst things about your job?

How varied the job is. Each day is a new challenge which has new obstacles to overcome. It has a great sense of achievement seeing a job through.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Commercial Job Title: Management Trainee

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Enjoy negotiating with subcontractors.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Commercial Job Title: Mangement Trainee

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Watching the design from paper being made in real life.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Commercial Job Title: Commercial Management Trainee

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The training and motivation given from senior leadership to trainees

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Construction Job Title: Commercial Management Trainee

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Sustainability and Social Value Job Title: Management Trainee

What are the best and worst things about your job?

No two days being the same, always having a different and exciting challenge and always being able to push yourself to the next stage. Working with a variety of different people, both in the office and on site, and constantly learning from their different experiences. Being able to give back to communities and the environment and help a corporate company make a difference to people's lives.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Commercial Job Title: Management Trainee

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The best thing about the job is the flexibility that comes with it. It is down to yourself to plan, organise and allocate time to complete tasks and gives you the freedom to execute the tasks in your own way.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Design Management Job Title: Management Trainee

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Training all over the country and lots of it, having so much freedom but still so much involvement.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: HR Job Title: Management Trainee

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Valued member of the team
Studies paid for
Varied work
Opportunities to move around the business

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Willmott Dixon Constuction Manchester Job Title: Management Trainee

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Having the opportunity to work in different roles for better personal development. Also how all the staff are happy to help and progress me further.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Construction Job Title: Trainee Quantity Surveyor

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Salary/benefits

responsibility

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Quantity Surveying Job Title: Management Trainee

What are the best and worst things about your job?

There is so much opportunity given to you which allows you to progress really well and learn so much. Everyone in the company is so supportive and wants to help you succeed.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Preconstruction Job Title: Management Trainee

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Meeting a host of new people who all work in different ways.
Learning something new every day. (i dont think this will ever change!)
Get a chance to move between departments to understand the company as a whole.
Trade awareness courses (get to try bricklaying, plastering, concreting, setting out and more)

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Design Job Title: Design Management Trainee

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The people i get to work with

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Commercial Job Title: Management Trainee

What are the best and worst things about your job?

- The people I work with
- The company is fair and tries to create a better work/life balance
- They are sponsoring me to complete my degree and are supportive through - funding for books and time off to study

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: production Job Title: management trainee

Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Environment and Sustainability Job Title: Environmental Management Trainee

What are the best and worst things about your job?

The level of responsibility that is given, the work I do is of high value and needed.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: Legal Job Title: Management Trainee

What are the best and worst things about your job?

Facing problems regularly and given the responsibility to solve them yourself.
The knowledge of the department and how they help out.

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Industry: Construction and Civil Engineering Department: operation Job Title: management trainee

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Application Advice:

Ensure your CV is formatted correctly and there aren't basic spelling and grammar mistakes.

Answer all the questions that you are prompted to and give reasons.

Try to inject some of your personality into the application (Vague I know!)

Interview Advice:

Be yourself, try and show off your personality traits as much as possible and how you will fit into the team and what you can bring.

If we like your personality and think you will fit in then you have a good chance.

IT Management Trainee, IT at Willmott Dixon
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Interview Advice:

Be yourself.

Management Trainee, Estimating at Willmott Dixon
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Application Advice:

Sell yourself, it is about your personal attributes not about the grades you have.

Interview Advice:

Get across your enthusiasm and passion.

Commercial Management Trainee, Quantity Surveying at Willmott Dixon
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Application Advice:

Tell them what you want to be/do, be confident.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself, Willmott Dixon value people as much as they value skills and qualifications. Let your personality shine through.

Management Trainee, Production (Site management) at Willmott Dixon
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Application Advice:

Show a passionate attitude and willingness to learn, align with company values and morals e.g. community work and sustainability.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself, be passionate and willing to learn.

Management Trainee, Sustainability at Willmott Dixon
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Application Advice:

Apply early and have a CV that has no faults or errors.

Interview Advice:

Be smart, talk to fellow candidates, be yourself, ask questions and be interested.

Building Services Engineer Management Trainee, Building Services engineering at Willmott Dixon
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Application Advice:

Focus on teamwork and be yourself - it's really important that WDI attracts the right people.

Interview Advice:

Be positive and work in a team! Everyone needs to get involved.

Trainee Build Manager, Operations at Willmott Dixon
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Application Advice:

Research the company fully to understand the core values and current projects. Understand the sectors that the company works in and develop a general awareness of the UK construction industry.

Interview Advice:

Be genuine in your answers. Demonstrate the experience you have in the construction/civil engineering industry via past projects. Have answers to: where do you see yourself in the company in 5 years time, what building would you be, what biscuit would you be. Demonstrate motivation and importantly teamwork skills. Understand the company values and how you are aligned to them.

Management Trainee, Design Management at Willmott Dixon
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Application Advice:

Be honest, sell yourself as well as you can.

Interview Advice:

Be open honest and know the company, know the industry and try to gain as much knowledge as possible.

Trainee Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Willmott Dixon
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Application Advice:

Sell yourself. No one can promote you more than yourself.

Interview Advice:

Be confident and show how eager you are to learn and succeed.

Management Trainee, Commercial at Willmott Dixon
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Application Advice:

Highlight how you can transfer your skills into the role that you are applying for and any relevant experiences
State what it is about construction that interests you e.g. ‘Leaving a legacy’

Interview Advice:

Be open
Emphasise your skills and how you can use them in the role

Management Trainee, Holdings at Willmott Dixon
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Application Advice:

Understand the company values - they play a noticeable part in everything the company does.

Interview Advice:

Be honest, don't just say what you think they want to hear. They are looking for diverse and forward-thinking people not "Yes men".

Environmental Management Trainee, Environmental Management at Willmott Dixon
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Application Advice:

Properly research the company, its past and current projects and align your current skillset to what the company are looking for, even if your skills do not lie directly in the construction industry.

Interview Advice:

Be curious, ask anything you need to know about the role that you are applying for.

Design Management Trainee, Construction at Willmott Dixon
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Application Advice:

Put time and effort into the application process.

Interview Advice:

To be honest and to be yourself.

Management Trainee, Commercial at Willmott Dixon
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Application Advice:

I met Willmott Dixon at a career fair and due to my circumstances and experience, I did not follow the conventional application procedure so I don't feel this is an area I can advise on.

Interview Advice:

Ask about the company, show an interest, but also show that you have researched them and what they are about. This company is about working together and being proud of what you do so reflect this back to the interviewer.
Always have a few questions prepared, more so than just how much do I get paid and how much holiday, show you are interested in the role, learning, experience etc.

Trainee Build Manager, Operations at Willmott Dixon
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Application Advice:

Be yourself and make sure Willmott Dixon aspirations/culture match yours and vice versa.

Interview Advice:

Be honest and show your true personality. Have interests/hobbies outside of work you can discuss.

Management Trainee, Commercial at Willmott Dixon
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Application Advice:

Clear
Specific
Different
Innovative

Interview Advice:

Be honest and open
Ask questions
What you can bring to the business that's different

Management Trainee, Construction at Willmott Dixon
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Application Advice:

Be open and honest about your experience, you don't have to have strings of qualifications you just need to show an interest to learn and be a part of the company.

Interview Advice:

Willmott's basically want to know your interest and what you are passionate about and how you would be able to fit into the business.

Management Trainee, Preconstruction at Willmott Dixon
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Application Advice:

Be open and honest.

Interview Advice:

Be prepared to talk about why you can be of benefit to the business, and what you can bring to the role.

Management Trainee, Operations at Willmott Dixon
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Application Advice:

Don't worry about having the best grades or experience. Worry about being diverse, open-minded and willing to work hard in a challenging environment.

Interview Advice:

Interviews here are more of an informal conversation to gauge a candidates personality.

Management Trainee (Quantity Surveying), Commercial at Willmott Dixon
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Application Advice:

Work experience for WD is beneficial.
Keen and punctual is a must.

Management Trainee, Commercial at Willmott Dixon
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Application Advice:

Draw from all your experiences and use them to showcase how you are not only willing to learn, but willing to continue to do so.

Interview Advice:

I was questioned about my lack of experience in construction, but I used this as an opportunity to explain how my management skills have been developed.

Bid Management Trainee, Preconstruction at Willmott Dixon
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Application Advice:

Prior construction background is not compulsory but be sure to talk about why you think you would be suited to construction etc and your positive attitude towards learning new skills.

Interview Advice:

Make sure to get across about your working personality and willingness to learn.

Management Trainee, Commercial at Willmott Dixon
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Application Advice:

Apply knowing what an overview of the job role is, work experience could be of benefit to get an overview of the role.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself and prepare some questions on anything you require clarity.

Management Trainee, Interiors at Willmott Dixon
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Interview Advice:

For the interview, just be yourself.

I was asked where I saw myself in the next 10 years?
How I will benefit the company?

Commercial Management Trainee, Commercial at Willmott Dixon
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Application Advice:

Willmott Dixon are just as interested in culture and values as they are technical skills, so ensure that you can demonstrate your human side and work ethic, desire to learn and be the best you can.

Interview Advice:

Be honest and natural. I found my interview more like a conversation than an interview.

Management Trainee, Hitchin LCO at Willmott Dixon
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Application Advice:

Previous experience within Construction is not essential, so make sure you show a keen interest in the industry as a whole.
Try and have a specific role in mind of what you think you would like to do (i.e. Quantity Surveying, Build Management, Environmental etc.)

Interview Advice:

Be yourself.
Show attributes of being a good people person. Being a Quantity Surveyor means a lot of communication with the customer.

Trainee Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Willmott Dixon
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Application Advice:

Must enjoy working with finances, drawings and be happy travelling from site to site within a 12-18 month period. Must also interact well with others face to face and over the phone.

Interview Advice:

Must be confident, well spoken and formally dressed.

Assistant Project Surveyor, Construction at Willmott Dixon
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Application Advice:

Passion for the industry.
Work experience.
Hobbies/life outside of work.
Answer all questionnaires as open and honest as possible, never put what you think they want to hear.

Interview Advice:

Learn the company ethos and history.
"Why this company?"
"What's our current turnover?"
Learn the companies targets.
Where do you see the company going.
Mention any experience you have.

Management Trainee, Commercial at Willmott Dixon
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Application Advice:

Research the company's values and objects.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself.

Management Trainee Surveying, Commercial at Willmott Dixon
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Application Advice:

Sell yourself, focus on the things you've learnt throughout your life experiences and show your enthusiasm for the area you're applying to.

Interview Advice:

Whilst your qualifications and experience are important, the interview stages are more used to find out more about you as a person. Think about what motivates you and why you want to work in the area you've chosen. Also, use this time to show off your great communication skills.

Management Trainee, Information Technology at Willmott Dixon
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Application Advice:

Have a well written up-to-date CV.

Interview Advice:

Questions asked - why construction, why Willmott Dixon, why would you be good for the job role.
The interview was more of a chat and them getting to know who you are.

Management Trainee, Design Management at Willmott Dixon
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Application Advice:

You have to be keen to work and learn at the same time. You become sort of like sponge able to absorb information from any that crosses your path.

Interview Advice:

Just be confident in your self and state your abilities. They're not looking for an expert in construction, just someone with an aspiration and a willing attitude to learn.

Management Trainee, Production at Willmott Dixon
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Application Advice:

Be open and honest, don't be scared of the people on the other side of the table. Ensure that you have done research about the company prior to arrival.

Trainee Quantity Surveyor, Construction at Willmott Dixon
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Application Advice:

Keep it simple.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself and let your personality shine through.
Answer everything honestly.
Don't be scared to not know everything you're asked.
Don't be worried if you're unsure as to where you want to be in 5-10 years.

Management Trainee, Commercial at Willmott Dixon
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Interview Advice:

Be as honest as possible and be true to your own character. Be confident.

Management Trainee, Commercial at Willmott Dixon
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Application Advice:

Be honest and open about both strengths and weaknesses.

Interview Advice:

Be confident and honest.

Management Trainee, Production at Willmott Dixon
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Application Advice:

Be honest.

Interview Advice:

Be honest about what you know but also what you don't. A big part of the trainee program is learning new skills. How you are as a person is just as if not more important. Make sure this shines through.

Management Trainee, Production at Willmott Dixon
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Application Advice:

Honest and have work experience.

Interview Advice:

Main question was why construction and why surveying.

Management Trainee, Commercial at Willmott Dixon
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Application Advice:

Show your passion for the industry and role.

Interview Advice:

Show your personality and highlight areas in which your personality will suit the role you are applying for.

Commercial Management Trainee, Commercial at Willmott Dixon
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Application Advice:

Have an open mind and show how willing you are to learn and how passionate you are to do the job and give something different to the company.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself and show your passions.

Management Trainee, Sustainability and Social Value at Willmott Dixon
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Application Advice:

Highlight skills and attributes such as leadership and working efficiently within a team.

Interview Advice:

Be confident and direct. Questions will often be based on what you have illustrated within the application. Technical and industry based questions will be based around your current knowledge.

Management Trainee, Commercial at Willmott Dixon
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Application Advice:

If you are the type of person who is severely competitive and looking for your name to appear on golden plaques within 1 month of starting a role, this isn't for you. Willmott Dixon looks for people who are true team players, genuinely friendly and those who are not afraid to put in some hard graft in order to achieve a level of autonomy.

Interview Advice:

Make sure you know what you actually want, where you want to specialise. Don't be pretentious, Willmott Dixon is a family owned business and they prefer genuine, grounded people with good values and people skills above everything else. Interviews will be based on 121 with HR, group assessment and another 121 with a director.

The group assessment is a task-based activity. Relax, be a true team player, show co-operation, take some form of lead, remain charismatic and make your people and analytical skills shine.

Management Trainee, Design Management at Willmott Dixon
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Application Advice:

Look at the company website to find out some information about the trainee scheme and what the company is all about. Some of the trainee's also do vlogs about what they may get up to at work during the day, which can be really interesting to watch to learn about the scheme and a bit about construction.

Also the construction industry has so many different roles, so researching about the different jobs that you can get involved in can really help see what areas you may be interested in. It isn't all just about roles that you may typically associate with construction!

Interview Advice:

Demonstrate you are willing to learn - the trainee scheme is all about learning your role, the industry and about how the company works. The scheme attracts a wide variety of people e.g. school leavers, graduates or people that may want a career change, so there is no typical 'Management Trainee' and you won't be expected to immediately know everything.

Most importantly be yourself as much as you can, even if you are slightly nervous and not sure of what to say. It's okay to take time to think about an answer to a question, rather than rush a response that you may not have given if you had taken a minute to think.

Management Trainee, HR at Willmott Dixon
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Application Advice:

Ensure your CV is fully up to date, and try to sell yourself even in the application stage.

Interview Advice:

Be prepared, At my interview I had to do a small presentation about myself. So being confident and clear goes along way. and most of all be yourself.

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Application Advice:

Your skills don't necessarily need to be construction/technical related. Highlight what your key skills are and why they are going to be key to your development and what you can bring to the company. In my application, none of my skills were construction related - you are a trainee for a reason, they are not expecting you to know everything/anything about construction but if you are keen/willing to learn and you have the right people skills they are likely to hire you for that over anything.

Interview Advice:

Make it clear how keen you are to learn. They hire you for your attitude and train you for skill. I did not have any previous experience in construction but they could see my eagerness and determination to learn which is the most important thing. You must have the right attitude and they will give you every opportunity to get the career progression you want.

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Application Advice:

Read into the company in which you are applying. Understand the industry as best you can, but also dont be afraid to ask!

Really think about how your skills are best suited to a role. try and show how you are different.

Interview Advice:

be yourself.
Remember that the person interviewing you can be as nervous as you are as you are interviewing them as much as you are being interviewed.
Use what you know about the company to your advantage, but also ask how they feel about the company.
Personal strengths and weaknesses are a classic question, but they will also ask what area you would be interested to train in. This is not for a final decison but to help guide them into where you could potentially fit into the WD teams

Management Trainee, Preconstruction at Willmott Dixon
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Application Advice:

Explain each type of work experience you had and why it would relate to the role.

Interview Advice:

Be friendly and confident.
They mainly ask why you chose the role and what you believe you will get out of it.

Design Management Trainee, Design at Willmott Dixon
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Application Advice:

Successful applicants get to an assessment day which can be a long intensive day but it is worth it as you are told the outcome on the day so no waiting to find out.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself - there is a certain ethos here at Willmott Dixon so being yourself will ensure it is a good match on both sides.

Management Trainee, Commercial at Willmott Dixon
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Interview Advice:

Know the company values and have strong valid reasons as to why you want the role you are applying for.

Environmental Management Trainee, Environment and Sustainability at Willmott Dixon
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Application Advice:

Be honest and passionate about whatever you are talking about.

Interview Advice:

A knowledge of the company and history goes down well. But like anywhere a passion for what you are talking about be it hobbies, sports, interests, work, the role comes across very well.
The work the company does outside 'pure construction' is also a good go to.

Management Trainee, Legal at Willmott Dixon
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Best:

The culture and people. Everyone is very friendly and always willing to help out
Benefits package is very reasonable
Agile working

Worst:

Everyone is always busy and don't always have time for certain projects and meetings

IT Management Trainee, IT at Willmott Dixon
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Best:

The culture

Management Trainee, Estimating at Willmott Dixon
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Best:

The people I work with

Worst:

I can't think of anything!

IT Management Trainee, Information Technology at Willmott Dixon
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Best:

Opportunities to develop you as a person, your knowledge and skills

Worst:

Travel

Commercial Management Trainee, Quantity Surveying at Willmott Dixon
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Best:

Training opportunities

Worst:

Nothing

Management Trainee, Production (Site management) at Willmott Dixon
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Best:

Valuing their people, benefits and rewards, morals and ethics

Worst:

Communication sometimes an issue

Management Trainee, Sustainability at Willmott Dixon
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Best:

the whole team are willing to help and support with any issue you may have, and will explain questions you have regarding other aspects of the business. everyone is always willing to take time out of their day to teach you on new software, better ways of working and how they resolved issues before, yet always being open to new ways of working themselves.

Building Services Engineer Management Trainee, Building Services engineering at Willmott Dixon
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Best:

The benefits and support for people

Trainee Build Manager, Operations at Willmott Dixon
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Best:

The positive, friendly and helpful people in my teams. People are willing to take the time to teach, demonstrate and have me actively involved in project work. This is particularly important as I am entry level, enabling me to upskills and train on the job, so that I can competency and in turn confidence in my role.

The company offer a great variety of team-related business and networking opportunities, which makes the working life varied and enjoyable.

Worst:

The nature of the work, due to construction being project and site-based, means that there can be large distances and long hours of travel. Especially when factoring in return journeys, and poor traffic. There is some anxiety around late notice meetings, or when there is significant variance to the work week location.

Management Trainee, Design Management at Willmott Dixon
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Best:

how they treat their people
opportunities in the business

Worst:

starting salary, at the bottom of the team as a trainee

Trainee Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Willmott Dixon
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Best:

Cares about its people

Conscious about impact on the environment

Allowed time for volunteering

Benefits

Innovative

Management Trainee, Holdings at Willmott Dixon
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Best:

Work/life balance

Worst:

Long driving hours.

Environmental Management Trainee, Environmental Management at Willmott Dixon
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Best:

The people are generally very open, supportive and friendly. There's a god sense of team spirit within projects and across the regions.

Worst:

Still a lack of diversity within the workforce, though this is representative of the wider industry and I think that Willmott Dixon is actually ahead of the average.

Design Management Trainee, Construction at Willmott Dixon
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Best:

Great people throughout the company.

Management Trainee, Commercial at Willmott Dixon
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Best:

As previously stated -The people

Worst:

As previously stated -Stress

Trainee Build Manager, Operations at Willmott Dixon
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Best:

Very strong team ethos.

Worst:

Sometime's senior managers seem out of touch with the day to day reality of others working lives.

Management Trainee, Preconstruction at Willmott Dixon
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Best:

Forward thinking, sustainable, approachable, agile working, never stand still

Worst:

With several regional offices, there is a little disconnect between procedures that potentially could be improved

Management Trainee, Operations at Willmott Dixon
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Best:

I know there's support all around me from a variety of people if ever I need it.

Worst:

Cumbersome systems can make simple tasks take a while.

Management Trainee (Quantity Surveying), Commercial at Willmott Dixon
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Best:

Colleagues and friendly environment

Management Trainee, Commercial at Willmott Dixon
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Best:

Community. Everyone is willing to help and work with you to do what is best for the customer and the jobs that are put in-front of us.

Bid Management Trainee, Preconstruction at Willmott Dixon
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Best:

Progression opportunities available
Training and support given at all times

Worst:

Long working days

Management Trainee, Commercial at Willmott Dixon
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Best:

Great colleagues and available support to maximise potential.

Management Trainee, Interiors at Willmott Dixon
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Best:

The best thing about Willmott Dixon is the people who are involved in the business. Whether this is on site or in the office, if you have any questions they are more than happy to help you and share their knowledge.

Worst:

The lack of communication in the business isn't as effective and sustainable, especially when it comes to meetings. Systems like bluejeans and skype need to be used more often, one to save time on travelling and fuel, but also our people are more effective as they can carry on doing work in their normal location.

Commercial Management Trainee, Commercial at Willmott Dixon
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Best:

- Company values
- Great 'people' culture
- Flexibility
- Support

Worst:

- Political

Trainee Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Willmott Dixon
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Best:

The best thing about my organisation is the management treat you fairly with respect. I also think the pay and benefits are good.

Worst:

There is nothing bad about my company.

Assistant Project Surveyor, Construction at Willmott Dixon
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Best:

Promote from within.
Training opportunities.
Career progression.
Time spent by others to assist development.
Community work - charities, foundation challenges.
Being recognised for the good things.
Problem solving.
Offer sabbaticals to work abroad.
Company benefits - company car etc.

Worst:

Some repetitive procedures.

Management Trainee, Commercial at Willmott Dixon
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Best:

Benefits
Teams
Training provided

Worst:

Social activities
No structured plan for trainee scheme

Management Trainee, Preconstruction at Willmott Dixon
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Best:

Care about their people.

Worst:

Travelling.

Management Trainee Surveying, Commercial at Willmott Dixon
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Best:

The availability of training and resources to improve yourself.

Worst:

The busyness of the scheme means you'll have to be confident at managing your schedule otherwise you'll find yourself not doing a lot of the day job and a lot of extra activities and responsibilities that come with being on the scheme.

Management Trainee, Information Technology at Willmott Dixon
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Best:

The benefits
Atmosphere of the office
Team work
The trainee programme
Support you receive

Management Trainee, Design Management at Willmott Dixon
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Best:

the care and attention they provide to trainees to make sure they become the best they can be.

Management Trainee, Production at Willmott Dixon
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Best:

all works as one team and information is not hidden by those at the top.
Good work atmosphere and they encourage you to better yourself constantly

Worst:

for me it is the commute to the office however other than this I enjoy my work.

Trainee Quantity Surveyor, Construction at Willmott Dixon
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Best:

The people within the business (no egos) you could be talking to the cleaner or the CEO you wouldn't know as everyone is so humble.

It isn't just about making money.

Profession is there if wanted.

Management Trainee, Commercial at Willmott Dixon
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Best:

Oppurtunities and people

Worst:

Hours

Management Trainee, Production at Willmott Dixon
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Best:

How welcomed I have felt by the ''family'' feel within the company

Worst:

None so far

Management Trainee, Production at Willmott Dixon
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Best:

They look after you very well

Worst:

Starting to look like a Corporate company

Management Trainee, Commercial at Willmott Dixon
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Best:

Company ethos - the idea that people matter.

Mangement Trainee, Commercial at Willmott Dixon
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Best:

Investment in Training

Worst:

Not as High pay as other contractors

Commercial Management Trainee, Commercial at Willmott Dixon
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Best:

Being able to make a difference and work for a company that truly cares. Having the opportunity to take control of your own learning and development and receive support in any avenue you choose. No two days being the same and getting to work in various locations, meaning you never get bored.

Worst:

Sometimes the role can get a bit hectic with so much to learn, but this is a positive thing.

Management Trainee, Sustainability and Social Value at Willmott Dixon
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Best:

The Benefits Package.

Worst:

Expectation to travel in unnecessary circumstances.

Management Trainee, Commercial at Willmott Dixon
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Best:

The internal culture and working environment have to be sone of the best features, followed by brilliant projects and working next to some of the industry's best professionals. When I am wearing the companies branded clothing, members of the public often come up to me and tell me their positive experiences with Willmott Dixon. I sometimes feel like I am wearing an Army Uniform. The respect people have for Willmott Dixon is phenomenal and a great motivator.

Worst:

They are limited to the UK and travelling abroad to another office isn't an option.

Management Trainee, Design Management at Willmott Dixon
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Best:

Company values
Cares about it's people
Invests in the community

Management Trainee, HR at Willmott Dixon
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Best:

So many training opportunities. They really value you as an employee and provide opportunities for a work/life balance. Great benefits. The company is always growing so there is the opportunity to work on some really exciting projects.

Management Trainee, Quantity Surveying at Willmott Dixon
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Best:

The company ethos of working together and collaboration with external comapies (supply chain) to try and work towards a happy customer on all projects. (defect free/perfect product).
They push you to continue to learn; at quaterly 1-2-1 meetings you look to discuss your career developement and how you intend to look to do so. there is a MyLearning portal of courses and programmes available to everyone within the company.
Charity work for the local community,; each employee is entitled to one day paid charity work as a minimum. For trainees this is much more.
The honesty and openness is infectious. the general understanding that everyone is working to a common goal and all have a say - from Directors all the way down to Trainees.

Worst:

Travelling can be varied and all over. We have a large patch and sometime you end up aving to do a rather long journey to work!
But they work with this is ensure that you are at the closest location you can be, and this is not always the case.

Management Trainee, Preconstruction at Willmott Dixon
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Best:

They care about their people and often organised fun days out to relieve stress.

Worst:

Some aspects can be a bit pretentious.

Design Management Trainee, Design at Willmott Dixon
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Best:

how they treat their staff

Worst:

working hours

management trainee, production at Willmott Dixon
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Best:

Its stance on being sustainable and the commitment to training people.

Worst:

The lack of connection between departments.

Environmental Management Trainee, Environment and Sustainability at Willmott Dixon
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Best:

Leaders in the industry
Big company name
Benefits package is very good
They care about employees
Push you to learn and continuously develop

Worst:

Modern in a lot of aspects, a little backwards in some

Management Trainee, Legal at Willmott Dixon
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