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Management Trainee, Quantity Surveyor - Hitchin , East of England

Management Trainee Programme

We are currently recruiting for two Management Trainee Quantity Surveyors to join our London and East team who are based in Hitchin, but operate across North London and the Northern Home Counties. Willmott Dixon is 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. We are also 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 year after year. We believe we truly can offer a career of a lifetime.

We have one of the most established and successful Management Trainee programmes in the industry as we have been nurturing, developing and fulfilling potential for nearly 40 years in this way. Some of our most talented Management Trainees now sit on the main board and many are now in Senior Managerial roles, so this is a structured, fast-track route to managing in one of the most forward-thinking construction and property companies in the UK.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join Willmott Dixon Construction and gain valuable experience with a highly respected main contractor.

  • 5th best company to work for 2020 - Sunday Times list of Best 100 Companies to Work For.
  • 11th Best company for Graduates 2020 - The Job Crowd
  • Platinum accreditation with Investors In People
  • The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2021

Trainee Quantity Surveyor

As a Trainee Quantity Surveyor, you will be directly involved in construction management and site operations. you will be directly involved in the commercial management of construction projects. Your career is all about managing the costs of a project. This will include preparing tender and contract documents, weighing up commercial risks, procuring the best supply chain and managing payments for completed work.

Our Management Trainees come from diverse backgrounds and qualification routes. We welcome all applications but for this role we have an emphasis on A levels, HNC and Trades backgrounds. The programme will give you a great foundation; 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. The length of your programme will depend on your entry route, generally between two and five years. On successful completion of the training programme you will be positively supported to complete a professional qualification such as MRICS or CIOB.

Our program is open to a wide range of applicants:

  • Skilled tradespeople
  • School leaver with A' Levels or equivalent qualification
  • College leavers
  • Graduates

Essential and Desirable Criteria


  • The competence to work to the highest standards in your chosen discipline
  • A strong understanding of business processes and industry IT systems
  • The ability to make decisions in a timely and appropriate manner
  • Analytical and forward-thinking approach
  • Ability to build effective working relationships
  • A full UK driving licence


  • 12 months of relevant work or industry experience
  • Working towards appropriate professional membership

As a management trainee you will receive:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Incentive Scheme
  • Pension
  • An interest-free loan of up to £2,000
  • Laptop
  • Training
  • Book Allowance
  • Day release to study (where applicable)
  • Pay for your college/university/vocational study fees (if applicable)
  • Study leave (where applicable)
  • Travel Expenses
  • The chance to be involved with flagship Projects.

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.

Additional Information

The application closing date will be the 31st December 2021; the next intake of trainees is due to start in September 2022 with assessment centres taking place from February 2022.

Please be aware that you may not receive further feedback until applications have been reviewed after the closing date.

Willmott Dixon embraces diversity in the workplace and will consider flexible and agile working. We are a disability confident employer.

About Us

Above everything else you will be joining a values-based business: our values are at the centre of every activity we undertake. With nearly 170 years of rich history, Willmott Dixon’s purpose is beyond profit; delivering brilliant buildings, transforming lives, strengthening communities and enhancing the environment so our world is fit for future generations. Ensuring that we add lasting value to the neighbourhoods we work in; our values, people, innovation, partnerships and focus on sustainability has allowed us to build a successful and solid privately owned business where our people can thrive.

Management Trainee, Quantity Surveyor - Hitchin , East of England

Hitchin, UK
Jobs, Traineeships

Published on 25 Nov 2021

Deadline 31 Dec 2021

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