We believe in delivering the promise. That’s why we are focused on becoming the first UK contractor to deliver for customers on time, on budget, every time.
We are focused on markets where we can add value and customers with whom we share values. This way, we can understand what matters most to our customers, and help them deliver their business objectives by reliably delivering against those priorities.
Our businesses focus on serving the construction market: Construction, Retail & Interiors and Living Space. Each has their own team of dedicated specialists, but can call on the extensive resources of the Group to deliver expertise, whatever the demands of the project.
In addition, we have a land, planning and investment business, Wates Developments which works with landowners to acquire land, and house builders in joint venture to develop residential schemes in Southern England. Needspace? is a flexible office space business, offering a wide range of office space solutions, from one week to one year and beyond, in the South East.
We work with clients in all different sectors including Education, Retail, Affordable Housing and Residential, Commercial and Retail, Fit-out, Hotels and Leisure, Public sector and many more.
As a family-owned business we know that our people are at the core of our ongoing success. We are very proud to have been accredited with Investors in People Gold Award as well as being named Contractor of the Year, Employer of the Year and received the Judges Supreme Award at the Construction News Awards, recognising our position as a leader in our industry.
Wates has received the Queen’s Award for Enterprise in Sustainable Development, the BiTC Company of the Year Award and we achieved Platinum status in the BiTC Corporate Responsibility Index.
We recognise that different people want different things from a workplace, so visit our website to learn more about how we work, our culture and what's important to our business and customers.
Our people are at the heart of what we do. By investing in their development we create the environment for our people to grow and to fulfil their career ambitions. Our ethos is to promote from within. We provide support from on-the-job training, technical and interpersonal skills training through to leadership development courses and professional development paths.
Personal development at Wates is about helping you to achieve your personal goals and aspirations in alignment with the company in order to help achieve the strategy, vision and values of the organisation
With a structured two stage appraisal process, our people and their line manager spend valuable time discussing performance, objectives and development. This is the key to achieving personal success.
Visit the Wates website for more information and to submit your application.Apply: Wates Group