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?
Culture, colleagues, supportive managers, opportunity to work within several different offices within the UK and opportunities to network with senior personnel within the business. I am also provided opportunities for conferences, qualifications, charity projects to help our partner charities and various sporting events in the company calendar.
The nature of the company and the graduate scheme puts a lot of pressure on me mentally and financially by moving me to different offices all over the UK every 6 months. While this is a fabulous opportunity, I don't believe there is enough support before/after moving with regards to mental health/loneliness and finances. Another aspect that I struggle with is the company expense policy. Everything I attend I need to pay for travel/fuel and sometimes accommodation upfront out of my own pocket before receiving the expenses back from the company afterwards. The time frame of receiving the expenses back is unclear and puts pressure on young people who don't have much disposable income and also need to pay back credit cards within a certain time frame.
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?
The company look at the person more than the experience/qualifications so with the video interview, telephone interview and assessment centre, aim to be confident, challenge ideas you don't agree with and ask as many questions as you can. It's hard to know the role and company fully when going through the application process and you want to know you'll enjoy the job so ask all the things you want to know.
Do you have any interview tips?
I was asked questions about why I wanted to work in this industry and why Taylor Wimpey specifically. A lot of the questions were competency based because they were really interested in getting to know you, so asked questions about myself and my background too. I think my advice for the interviews is that the interviewers genuinely want you to feel relaxed and really appreciate charismatic people.
Graduate Management Trainee, Head Office at Taylor Wimpey
Graduate, General at Taylor Wimpey