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Apprenticeships at Wates Group

Are you passionate about Construction? Our industry-recognised apprenticeships are a great opportunity for school and college leavers to build their career from the ground up.

Level 2 & 3 Apprenticeship Programmes

Our Level 2 and & 3 Apprenticeship programmes are tailored specifically for those who want to start a career as trade professionals or within business support functions. Opportunities are available countrywide for Business Admin, Customer Service, Trades and Professional Apprentices. We typically recruit twice a year with a January or September start.

Below are some of the core benefits our level 2 and 3 apprenticeships will give you:

  • You’ll experience a wide variety of projects, getting a full understanding of our business and your particular area of qualification.
  • You’ll get real hands-on experience, be out on our construction sites and have the opportunity to be mentored and supported by seasoned professionals.
  • You’ll also finish our apprenticeships fully qualified in a trade and with a nationally recognised qualification.

Many of our apprentices have gone on to have long, successful careers at Wates. In fact, some of our senior directors actually started their careers as apprentices!

Richard Shroll, now Managing Director of Wates Residential North, shares his story how he started his career as an apprentice carpenter.



Higher & Degree Apprenticeships

You might think that a career in construction is all about bricklaying, but at Wates, the opportunities are endless! Here are some of the benefits that make our higher and degree apprenticeships stand out.

  • We will support you all the way towards getting your Bachelors degree and full chartership
  • Youll experience numerous placements, ensuring you get a range of practical experience across our large business and its variety of disciplines
  • Youll receive structured development and a combination of both technical and behavioural training. This will set you up with everything you need to excel in your career, both personally and professionally
  • Throughout your development, you will be well looked after, supported and mentored by seasoned professionals
  • With our business spanning across construction, development and property services, the long-term career opportunities are endless, as is the earning potential

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