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Willmott Dixon

Careers in Construction

Construction is changing and we are at the forefront of that change. Pioneering new ways to build, innovating the way construction is viewed and establishing ourselves as one of the top employers in any industry. It truly is an amazing company in one of the most exciting industries with a vast array of professional disciplines to opt for.

Adding to that our numerous people awards, we understand everyone has a unique potential and ability to make a difference and succeed; if you want your skills developed and talent recognised, why not join our business!

With over 160 years of rich history, Willmott Dixon’s purpose is beyond profit; delivering brilliant buildings, transforming lives, strengthening communities and enhancing the environment so our world is fit for future generations. Ensuring that we add lasting value to the neighbourhoods we work in; our values, people, innovation, partnerships and focus on sustainability has allowed us to build a successful and solid privately owned business where our people can thrive.

Construction Careers Guide

This booklet is designed to help showcase some of the exciting career opportunities available at Willmott Dixon and in the wider construction industry. You may be surprised to learn the many different skills it takes to create a new building, from digital technology experts to passionate environmentalists – we need the best people to help us continue to create the brilliant buildings of the future.

Trainee VLog

The Apprentices

Apply for our Management Trainee Scheme

Recognising that our people are our future, we have one of the most established and successful Management Trainee programmes in the industry; we have been nurturing, developing and fulfilling potential for 40 years in this way. Many of our past management trainees are now in a senior leadership role and some of the most talented now sit on our board! As a trainee you will study a degree apprenticeship whilst you work and rotate around our company learning the whole life cycle of how construction projects come to life.

If you want to earn while you learn on a programme which will allow you establish your career in construction, apply today!

Every September we take on between 30-40 trainees across our UK offices. We start advertising these opportunities in the previous September to December with assessment centres taking place between February and April. You will hear on the status of your application by the end of February.


The Video Interview

The first stage of the interview process will be a video interview which will give you the chance to tell us a bit more about yourself and why you are interested in applying for our management trainee scheme. In these videos, we want to see the real you so we are not looking for you to google the answers!

Should you be successful in being invited to complete a video interview then you will receive an email which will invite you to click on the link where you will be able to see the list of questions we require you to answer, as well as the options available to record and upload your video (i.e. via webcam or mobile / tablet device – android or iOS).

Please note for your application to be processed you need to complete all of the questions asked. There will be an allocated time limit for your answers. Although the time limit may not seem like a long time you will be surprised at the level of detail you can provide in that time frame.

There is the opportunity to re-record your answers (so take as many edits as you need), but please be aware that once you click SAVE your videos will have been submitted and you won’t be able to make any changes.

Good luck with your application, we look forward to receiving it!