The following is a Graduate Review for Taylor Wimpey.
Taylor Wimpey scores 4/5 based on 200 reviews.
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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?
You should do a lot of research on the company before you go to your first interview. By doing this it shows that you are interested in the company, prepared, hardworking and organised. It will also help you make the decision as to whether or not the company and the role is right for you.
You need to have an ability to quickly build rapport with others. Even with people who perhaps you wouldn’t normally associate yourself with outside of work. To do this show an interest in others roles, be respectful at all times, be yourself and stay grounded. Be kind, kindness will take you a long way. If you are able to be all of this, then people are more willing to help you, which ultimately will benefit your career and experiences at Taylor Wimpey.
I believe the next two bits of advice are the most important:
1 - Make the industry a lifestyle decision; make housebuilding a genuine hobby of yours. It shouldn't be simply a 9 - 5. The more effort you put in the more you get back from Taylor Wimpey, and the better you become. Read estate gazette, explore right move and zoopla, go to planning committees, network with external consultants and with your colleagues.
2 - Do not be competitive with fellow graduates. No two people are the same. A lot of people who join the scheme will have come from very different backgrounds and will therefore already be at different stages in the industry. You should only worry about how you are doing on the scheme and only be competitive with yourself. Remember some people react negatively to that competitive spirit, which might prevent them from demonstrating their ability.
Everyone who joins the scheme is aiming to become managers and directors one day, but it will take everyone different lengths of time. The best thing to do is to be in a role which is suitable for your existing ability, and therefore do not worry yourself about the speed of progression in comparison to your colleagues.
Do you have any interview tips?
Prepare; Read Taylor Wimpey website, visit a Taylor Wimpey development and read Estate Gazette.
Try predicting what questions you might be asked and prepare answers to these. The likelihood is that some of your predictions will be questions they will ask.
Demonstrate your ability during interview. If you think you have something worth mentioning then say it. If you don’t know the answer to one of the questions don’t be afraid to say so.
Enjoy it! The more relaxed you are hopefully the more relaxed the interviewer will be.
Graduate Manager, Retail at Asda
Trainee solicitor, Projects at Linklaters LLP