Graduate Management Trainee – Quantity Surveyor



Are you a graduate looking to start a career as a Construction Quantity Surveyor, why not join our established trainee programme?


We are looking to recruit a Quantity Surveying Trainee to join our Wales and the South West Team. The ideal candidate will be based in Bristol, Gloucestershire, or North Somerset. Quantity Surveyors play a vital role in ensuring that construction projects are delivered on time and within budget, while also providing value for money. Throughout the project lifecycle, Quantity Surveyors monitor and control costs. They identify and address potential cost overruns, track changes to the project scope, and ensure that the project remains financially viable. This is a key role in ensuring we deliver a profitable project within our customer’s budget.


As part of our trainee programme, you will mainly focus on quantity surveying but will also complete placements within other departments in our business including site management, design management and other areas of pre-construction to give you exposure of the construction process from start to finish. This provides you with broad construction experience and will help support you with your career in the future. You will get experience of delivering projects across multiple sectors and will work in a hybrid way from our office in Bristol and sites across the South West.


We are looking for candidates with a construction related or transferable degree, along with those who are passionate to start a career in construction. Our 2- or 3-year programme will give you the valuable work experience that will enable you to progress into an Assistant Quantity Surveyor.


The ideal candidate will:



    • Have strong numeracy skills.


    • Good attention to detail.


    • Be Analytical.


    • Enjoy communicating.


    • Be commercially aware.



Your future


We have been nurturing future talent in this way for over 40 years and many of our past Trainees are now in senior managerial roles or sit on the main board. This is a structured, proven route to a management role in one of the most forward-thinking construction companies in the UK.


As a Management Trainee you will receive:


    • Competitive Salary


    • Incentive Scheme


    • Pension


    • 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


    • Mobile phone


You will be joining a values-based business: our values are at the centre of every activity we undertake. With over 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.


Willmott Dixon really is a great place to start your career, some of our accolades include:


    • No 1 in the Best “big” Companies (2022) to work for


    • Platinum accreditation with Investors In People


    • The Times Top 50 Employers for Women 2022



Next Steps


The trainee position at Willmott Dixon will start in September 2024.

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