Closed: VWEX – Build Yourself with Wates - London & South


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About Wates

Wates Group is one of the largest privately-owned construction, development and property services companies in the UK. We have a proud 120+ year history, now in our fourth generation of family ownership, Wates employs around 4,000 people and works with more than 10,000 supply-chain operatives and partners to successfully deliver a range of projects.

Build Yourself at Wates – A virtual work experience opportunity!

Build Yourself, our school engagement programme, aims to address misconceptions and promote careers in construction to the next generation. The VWEX opportunity will include:

  • A range of fun and challenging projects and tasks throughout the week
  • Virtual site tours, Q&A panels and interactive webinars featuring Wates apprentices and industry professionals
  • A chance to explore opportunities in the industry and learn more about the roles available
  • Build employability skills such as good communication, presentation skills and team working
  • Opportunity to network with industry professionals, gain a reference and build on your CV

Each day will run from 10am until 2pm

We would be looking for applicants in the following locations:

Havering, Barking & Dagenham, Wandsworth, Westminster, Harrow, Hounslow, Bexley, Barnet, Brent and Gosport

Our priority is to address the skills gap and lack of diversity within the construction sector. We would especially welcome applications from:

  • Students who have not previously had work experience and do not have access to other opportunities
  • If you are female and interested in hearing more about construction. Women make up around 14% of construction industry professionals and this number can only be set to rise with more and more women choosing construction
  • Students from BAME backgrounds - Evidence shows that black, asian and minority ethnic people are entering the construction sector and progressing, however currently only 5% of the construction workforce is BAME (14% of UK workforce)

Skills/Experiences You Will Gain:

Career Development Workshop
Communication Skills
Giving presentations
Team work
CV Writing
Project work

Great For Students Who Are:

Team Player
Interested in learning industry basics
Willing to learn

Candidate Questions

Below are a number of questions which you will need to answer to apply for this opportunity.
Which of your skills would you like to improve?