Business Management - Graduate scheme

13 Apr 2018
30 Apr 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Our new Business Management Trainee programme offers the opportunity for a graduate or college leaver to gain a full and rounded experience of Wates Living Space.

Our Living Space business is one of the UK's leading housing maintenance providers, delivering planned and responsive maintenance solutions across the UK for local authority and housing association partners.

We understand that our work can make a significant and lasting impact in the communities we operate within. Our business supports the regeneration of communities and helps to improve living standards for tenants, breathing new life into their properties and creating places that people are proud to call their home.

The Role

As a Wates Living Space Business Management Trainee, you will be given the opportunity to gain an understanding and develop your knowledge of the core Living Space business. You will support key functions on a rotational basis to ensure you develop a full and rounded overview of the Living Space business and you will gain knowledge in:

Work Winning - developing your understanding and skills in preparing tenders, engaging with potential clients and gaining an appreciation of our client needs
Production - working with the project delivery team and gaining experience on our site, with residents and our customers
Commercial - supporting commercial teams to ensure projects are commercially strong and ensuring accurate business reporting
The programme also incorporates two other rotations for example, Finance & Reporting, IT systems or Client Services.

On completion of the programme, you will be able to develop your career with one of our functions within Living Space and start to work towards Chartership with the relevant professional institute.

What we're looking for:
  • 2:1 degree ideally in Business, Management, IT or other relevant degrees and at least a B in Maths and English GCSE
  • Genuine interest in our Living Space business and housing maintenance management
  • Ability to communicate with a range of people, including customers, clients and key stakeholders
  • Logical approach to problem solving
  • Positive and inquisitive approach
  • Eager to learn
  • Keen eye for detail

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