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Management Trainee - Design Management

Job Title: Management Trainee - Design Management
Location: Nottingham
Salary: Not Specified
Reference: WRT-2021-02-23-1B1A9BE707B6
Job Published: February 24, 2021 11:54

Job Description

Job Description

We are now recruiting a Management Trainee - Design Manager to join our programme in September 2021. You will join our Midlands team based in Nottingham. This programme offers a structured, fast-track route to a career in Design Management and gives you the knowledge, qualifications and a chance to join one of the most forward-thinking construction and property companies in the UK. As a Design Management Trainee, you will be directly involved in the design and project management of construction projects. Your career is all about managing the design process in relation to producing a set of drawings that a building can be built from. You will do this by working with architects and design consultants to complete the customers brief at the best value. On our programme we will provide you with a great foundation for a successful and rewarding career in construction; you will get exposure to all areas of our business to develop your understanding of the construction business as a whole, not just your chosen discipline. On successful completion of the training programme you will be promoted into an assistant level role within your chosen discipline., In order to get the most out of the Management Trainee programme you will need:

  • The competence and drive to work to the highest standards.

  • To be analytical and forward thinking.

  • To demonstrate model behaviour that shows respect, helpfulness and collaboration.

    As a result of being part of the Management Trainee programme you will gain / be able to:

  • A strong understanding of business processes and industry IT systems.

  • The ability to build effective working relationships.

  • The ability to make decisions in a timely and appropriate manner.

  • Reflect regularly on your own experiences and performance, and constantly seek to improve.

  • Identify your customers' needs and expectations and strive to deliver them.

  • Constructively challenge the status quo and seek better alternatives.

  • Recognise the importance of relationships and build these across the business as well as with external partners.

  • Take personal responsibility for making things happen.

  • Find practical ways to overcome barriers.

  • Manage multiple demands without losing focus or energy.

    There will be a structured training programme for you to follow, and a mentor will assist with your progress through this. Further training consists of a residential training course provided by the CITB (Construction Industry Training Board) where you experience "hands-on" trade skills; for example bricklaying, joinery and painting.


As a Management Trainee you will receive:

  • Competitive Salary

  • Motoring Expenditure Allowance

  • Pay for your college / university / vocational study fees

  • Incentive Scheme

  • Pension

  • Laptop and phone (if applicable)

  • Training

  • Book Allowance

  • Day release to study

  • Study leave (if applicable)

  • Travel Expenses

    Above everything else you will be joining a values-based business: our values are at the centre of every activity we undertake. Having the right talent, coupled with the right culture and values, ensures that we have a sustained future and a trusted brand in our respective markets. Above all, we believe we have a purpose beyond profit, a responsibility to leave a positive legacy in our environment and communities.

Candidate Description

We welcome all applications; from school, college, graduates or other relevant work experience who are passionate about building a career in construction. Our programme is open to a wide range of applicants:

  • Graduates ideally with a construction or architecture degree.

  • Work experience in construction or architecture.

  • Skilled trades people

  • School leavers with A' Levels or equivalent qualification

Employer Description

Are you relationship focused, passionate about architecture and want to manage the design process that will foresee the drawing become reality, then why not join Willmott Dixon as a Trainee Design Manager? We are a privately-owned contracting and interior fit-out group with a local regional presence throughout the UK. Founded in 1852, we are family run and dedicated to leaving a positive legacy in our communities and environment. Our passion is to create spectacular outcomes for our customers in the knowledge that our projects have a huge beneficial impact for the UK's economic growth and prosperity. Furthermore, we are passionate about our people and have a real focus and drive to support their continuous development. We strongly believe that this passion is what differentiates us and has allowed us to enjoy considerable success in recent years, underlined by placing 5th in the 2020 Sunday Times list of Best 100 Companies to Work For and Times Top 50 employers for women 2020 and 8th Best company for Graduates 2020 - The Job Crowd. Add to that our numerous other awards, including three Queen's Awards for Enterprise in five years; our industry-leading approach to sustainability - we have been carbon neutral since 2012; and a strong financial position, with 100% UK turnover and no bank borrowings…we believe we truly can offer a career of a lifetime.


Recognising that our people are our future, Willmott Dixon has 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 the main board!