The following is a Graduate Review for Taylor Wimpey.
Taylor Wimpey scores 4/5 based on 200 reviews.
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What are the Best and Worst things about your job?
Rotating around every department in the company gives me a fantastic overview of the function of every facet of the company, in addition to being able to choose my career path. Once I decide on a department, it will make me a very well rounded employee, with a greater appreciation of how my work will impact and influence other departments.
This is also enhanced by getting to experience working in different business units and regions, gaining broader experience of the different ways in which things are done.
You're also not stuck in the office 24/7. Working in housebuilding means you're frequently out on site visits, whether walking over a potential land purchase or visiting a working site, you're regularly out and about. You also get to meet and connect with all manner of different people!
Whilst moving office is a fantastic experience, it does mean you have to put your personal life on hold for a few years, as you cannot guarantee your locations. The business will send you where they see you and the business will benefit the most.
It can also be a tough working environment as a female. Sadly, you will still find a fair amount of sexism in the housebuilding industry which, particularly on site, can make situations a little uncomfortable.
What is the annual salary for this role?
Starting salary: £23,000 - £25,000
Current salary: £23,000 - £25,000
What hours do you actually work, on average?
What advice would you give to someone applying to this role?
Don't worry if your degree isn't explicitly relevant to housebuilding, but do make sure to show your passion for personal progression, innovation and how your alternative background can add to the companies diversity.
You can be taught processes, but you can't be taught drive and proactivity - these are essential qualities to demonstrate, as the graduate scheme is loosely structured in order for you to show your tenacity.
Do you have any interview tips?
Think about the biggest challenges facing the industry in the next 5+ years and what you can do to help combat and mitigate for those. The skills shortage is a major issue which the entire construction industry faces and will no doubt arise.
Do your research! Make sure you know the basics of the business, know the faces, know your local sites, and try and gain an understanding of the key functions.
Always play towards your strengths when faced with a scenario that phases you in a group/individual assessment. Try to think out of the box and look at things from an unconventional angle.
Graduate Trainee, Land at Taylor Wimpey