Together we inspire better ways of creating the places, communities and businesses of tomorrow. This is our purpose and we will only achieve our strategic objectives if we recruit and retain the best people, operating in an environment underpinned by inclusivity, diversity and opportunity.

We have an excellent opportunity for an Early Careers Manager to cover parental leave within the Talent and Resourcing function to manage our Early Careers team and deliver the full Early Careers strategy across Wates Group. This includes engaging with the business to ensure we have an effective Graduate and Apprentice strategy to deliver this important pipeline for the Group from attraction and selection through to development and return on investment.

Key accountabilities of the role include:

Manage and support the Early Careers team.

Lead the national, annual attraction and recruitment campaign further building Wates brand externally, including agreeing the marketing plan, developing collateral, building relationships with universities, colleges and student organisations.

Design and deliver the Apprenticeship agenda and programmes, including ensuring value return from the Apprenticeship Levy.

Develop existing and new programmes for graduates, college and school leavers to deliver business needs and ensure quality structured development and career progression.

Manage professional and academic qualifications activity for the Group

Budget management and forecasting as well as liaising with suppliers to negotiate and procure goods and services.

There is some nationwide travel required for this role to support attendance at assessment centres, careers fairs and other business meetings.

We are looking for you to have managed the full Early Careers lifecycle from recruitment through to promotion off the scheme. A good knowledge and experience of Apprenticeships and the Apprenticeship Levy is also important.

To be successful in the role you will also be highly motivated, organised and collaborative with effective communication skills to deliver the agenda, manage team performance as well as engage and influence at all levels.

This is an exciting opportunity to demonstrate your passion for Early Careers and fully utilise your breadth of skills and experience, to successfully deliver and drive our agenda

It’s our people who make Wates successful. We offer industry-leading family friendly and flexible working opportunities that reflect the changing expectations of talent and enable you to manage personal and professional commitments as part of a balanced and healthy lifestyle.

A bit about us: Being a family owned business means we understand and value long term relationships. We are community minded and our work is guided by inspiring better ways of creating the places, communities and businesses of tomorrow.

It’s our people who make Wates successful. We will only achieve our strategic objectives if we recruit and retain the best people and operate in an environment underpinned by inclusivity, diversity and opportunity.

We offer industry-leading family friendly and flexible working opportunities that reflect the changing expectations of talent and enable you to manage personal and professional commitments as part of a balanced and healthy lifestyle.

As a responsible and inclusive employer, offering equal opportunities, we are proud to have been recognised through our Investors in People Gold accreditation and Disability Confident Leaders certification.

So, if you’d like to work for an inclusive organisation which invests in you and your continued career development, and you’re looking for your next challenge, we’d like to hear from you.

(Please note that candidates represented by Agencies will not be considered at this time.)

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