DESIblitz Job: Management Trainee – Design Management

Management Trainee – Design Management

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Willmott Dixon Group


Willmott Dixon Interiors is part of the Willmott Dixon Group, one of the largest privately owned Construction businesses in the UK.

Willmott Dixon has an exciting opportunity for a Trainee Design Manager starting in September 2022 to join Willmott Dixon Interiors, our refurbishment and fit out specialist arm of the business. Our Midlands Interiors office is based in Central Birmingham and our projects are throughout the whole of the Midlands.

Our award-winning team create space that help businesses succeed. Combining the strength of a national contractor with the skills of a highly experienced design and fit-out team and completing one-off projects up to £55+ million in value. We are proud to be Job Crowd’s 7th best graduate employer 2022.

What are we looking for?

Recognising that our people are our future, Willmott Dixon Interiors has one of the most established and successful Management Trainee programmes in the industry; we have been nurturing, developing and fulfilling potential for over 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!

We are now recruiting a Management Trainee – Design Manager to join our 2-year programme in September 2022. You will join our West Midlands team based Birmingham. 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 and positively supported to complete a professional qualification such as RIBA or CIOB.

Who we are looking for?

We welcome all applications with relevant qualifications or work experience who are passionate about building a career in construction. This position is open to:
* Graduates ideally with a construction or architecture degree
* Work experience in construction or architecture

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.

What will you receive in return?

A competitive salary and career of a lifetime with a company that will invest in YOU!
Motoring Expenditure Allowance
Travel expenses paid
Generous annual leave entitlement
Your birthday off
We will pay all of your university/college fees (if applicable)
Study leave
Interest free loan
Incentive bonus
Company Samsung Smart Phone + Laptop
Leave early every Friday!
Dress down Fridays
Plus more…
Your training will include helping to lead a community project, making a real difference to people’s lives within the areas which we work.

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