Graduates

We run several different Graduate Programmes depending on skill set and where your area of study fits within our business.

Our general programme is a 2 year rotational scheme divided into 3 separate 9 month placements, where you will spend time in all areas of the Taylor Wimpey business including; production, commercial, technical, sales and marketing, customer service, land and finance. We encourage Graduates with a degree in any discipline to apply for this scheme. So, it doesn't matter if you have no knowledge of the industry, you'll learn everything you need to know throughout the programme. You will be placed into one of our 7 regions (usually covering 3 or 4 regional offices) and be part of their succession plans to develop your skills and expertise over time towards regional director should you have the ambition and drive to get there.

We also have a Finance Graduate programme which is a 3 year scheme allowing you to complete your chosen financial qualification. This programme aims to develop your skills and experience over time in a career path towards a regional finance director should you have the ambition and drive to get there. During this programme you will spend time in 2 business units within one of our 3 regional divisions (usually covering 7-10 regional offices) and some time in Head Office in High Wycombe to learn our Group Finance processes.

We also run a Strategic Land Graduate programme for those with a RICS or RTPI degree qualification and an IT scheme for those wanting a career in our IT team. It is likely these schemes will run again in 2021.

Applications for our 2020 Graduate programme are now open. Please click on the links below to start your application.

General Graduate Programme

Finance Graduate Programme

The application process is made up of the following stages:

  1. Online application with some Situational Judgement Questions to complete – this will take you around 45 minutes to complete

  2. Video interview – if you are successful with the first stage, you will be invited to complete an online Video interview which consists of 6 questions

  3. Assessment Centre – if you are successful with the video interview, you will be invited to attend a ½ day assessment centre at our Solihull Training Centre (Dates: 2nd March, 31st March and 20th April)

  4. Final round interview – if you are successful at assessment centre, you will be invited to attend a final round interview with a senior member of HR and one of our senior leaders. You will have a short interview and a presentation to prepare.

Below are two examples of Situational Judgement Questions for you to consider prior to starting your application. The key to successfully completing them is to not dwell on your answers too much and to go with your initial response. It’s best not to second guess what you think we are looking for, just go with your own judgement and instinct and this will help us both decide whether the Taylor Wimpey Graduate scheme is right for you. Have a go at the questions below to get you in the right mindset.

 

As well as functional breadth we also recognise the importance of diverse geographical exposure as our business units have some subtle but important differences in the way they operate. This will depend on things like the local community, economy and customer base. Please click here to see the full list of our business unit locations, by region.

Our Graduate Scheme has been featured in the ‘Best Graduate Programme in the Property & Construction Companies’ category in TheJobCrowd’s ‘Top Companies for Graduates to Work For’ rankings. Find out more about what our graduates say about our programme here. Additional reviews can be found on our Glassdoor profile.

You will participate in an exciting development programme including management and leadership training whilst gaining ‘hands on’ experience in all aspects of the business. Working alongside some of the most experienced people in our business this is a fantastic opportunity to join a FTSE 100 house builder that focuses its efforts on people development, sustainability, customer service, commercial performance and build quality.

Following successful completion of the programme, we would expect you to progress in your career to one of the following business areas; production, commercial, technical, sales & marketing, land, customer service or finance.

We aim to equip ambitious, talented and determined individuals to achieve a director role. Senior leaders within the business will monitor your progress and you will be supported in achieving professional and/or other appropriate qualifications if required.

You will have the opportunity to explore different business streams within a leading UK house building company and work with a wide cross section of people as you move between business units throughout the country.