About the role:

We are currently recruiting for Management Trainees to join our trainee programme which starts in September 2020. We have various opportunities available from site management, quantity surveying, estimating, planning, design management, sustainable development, digital construction, bid management and IT.

On our trainee programme it will be given exposure to all areas of the business which means you can develop a well-rounded understanding of the business and of the construction industry as a whole no matter what area you are interested in specialising in.

Our Management Trainees come from diverse backgrounds and qualification routes. We welcome all applications: from school, college or university or through building trades backgrounds or other relevant work experience. All that we ask is that you have a passion for building a career in construction. The programme will give you a great foundation; you will get exposure to all areas of our business to develop your understanding of the construction business as a whole not just your chosen discipline. The length of your programme will depend on your entry route, generally between two and five years. On successful completion of the training programme you will be positively supported to complete a professional qualification such as CIOB.

About Willmott Dixon:

Willmott Dixon is one of the largest privately-owned Construction businesses in the UK. Founded in 1852, we are dedicated to leaving a positive legacy in our communities and environment. In 2018 we were one of only six companies to receive a Queen’s Awards for Enterprise in the promoting opportunity through social mobility category; we followed this in 2019 by winning another Queen’s Award for Enterprise for sustainable development, our third award in total.

We are passionate about our people and have a real focus and drive to support their continuous development. We strongly believe that this passion is what differentiates us and has allowed us to enjoy considerable success in recent years.

We have one of the most established and successful Management Trainee programmes in the industry as we have been nurturing, developing and fulfilling potential for over 36 years in this way. Some of our most talented Management Trainees now sit on the main board and many are now in Senior Managerial roles so this is a structured, fast-track route to managing in one of the most forward thinking construction and property companies in the UK.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join Willmott Dixon Construction and gain valuable experience with a highly respected main contractor.

  • 4th best company to work for 2019 – The Times
  • Top 50 companies for Women 2019 – The Times
  • 12th Best company for Graduates 2019 – The Job Crowd

Who we are looking for:

  • Our program is open to a wide range of applicants:
  • Skilled trades people
  • School leaver with A’ Levels or equivalent qualification
  • College leavers
  • Industrial placement students
  • Graduates or current students
  • Career changers


  • The competence to work to highest standards in your chosen discipline.
  • A strong understanding of business processes and industry IT systems.
  • The ability to make decisions in a timely and appropriate manner.
  • Analytical and forward thinking.
  • Ability to build effective working relationships.


  • 12 months relevant work or industry experience.
  • Working towards appropriate professional membership.

What we are offering:

There will be a structured training programme for you to follow which will give you exposure to all areas of construction, and a mentor will assist with your progress through this. Further training consists of a residential training course provided by the CITB (Construction Industry Training Board) where you experience “hands-on” trade skills; for example bricklaying, joinery and painting.

As a management trainee you will receive:

Competitive Salary

Company car or allowance (if applicable)

Incentive Scheme




Book Allowance

Day release to study (where applicable)

Pay for your college/university/vocational study fees (if applicable)

Study leave (where applicable)

Travel Expenses

Above everything else you will be joining a values based business: our values are at the centre of every activity we undertake. Having the right talent, coupled with the right culture and values, ensures that we have a sustained future and a trusted brand in our respective markets. Above all, we believe we have a purpose beyond profit, a responsibility to leave a positive legacy in our environment and communities.

Recruitment timeline:

The next intake of trainees is due to start in September 2020 with assessment centres taking place between January – April 2020.

Please be aware that applications won’t be reviewed until the closing date.

  • Various UK Locations



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