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General Graduate Scheme


Applications are now open for our 2021 graduate programme starting in September 2021.

At Taylor Wimpey we are evolving and for any graduate who is dynamic, adaptable and eager to learn an exciting journey awaits you. The graduate programme will provide you the technical expertise, business breadth and development to be successful and fast track you into leadership. 

Our 2-year general programme allows you to become immersed into understanding the housebuilding process.  You will gain a full appreciation of the build life cycle, support functions and understand why Taylor Wimpey is one of the UKs leading housebuilders.  At the end of the programme you will be offered a role in a discipline that aligns to your career aspirations.

The Programme:

The programme runs for two years and begins with a 4-day residential induction where you will learn more about the business, meet other graduates in your cohort and hear from previous graduates and their journeys.  Over the two years you will also attend various personal development sessions and you will have the opportunity to work on projects both for the business and for charity.

For the first 6 months you will be rotating around the various business functions; land, technical, commercial, sales, construction, finance, and customer service. Once completed you will then undertake 3 x 6-month placements in specific business functions.  In your placement you will be provided with meaningful work whilst still exposing you to the wider operations of that discipline.  These placements will be undertaken at different regional locations dependant on your division.

Each of our graduates will be assigned a buddy which will enable you to settle into your role and have access to a mentor to support your ongoing development.

It doesn't matter if you have no knowledge of the industry or a construction related degree, you'll learn everything you need to know throughout the programme and as you exit the scheme you will be placed within one of business functions.

What you will have:

  • 2:1 degree or above
  • Willingness to travel around the UK and are happy to stay away from home for short periods of time
  • Ability to find innovative and creative solutions to solve problems
  • Willingness to challenge the norm
  • The ability to focus on the customer always
  • Full driving license and access to a car

Checks and eligibility to work: 

To be successful in this role you must be able to prove eligibility to work in the UK and hold a full UK drivers’ licence.  You will also be requested to provide copies of your qualifications.

Individuals seeking employment at Taylor Wimpey should know that we foster a culture of inclusion and value diversity positively which creates a better workplace and delivers stronger outcomes. We commit to treating all our job applicants and employees fairly and with respect, irrespective of background, disability or any other protected characteristic. If you require any assistance with regards to reasonable adjustments during the application process, please do not hesitate to contact us.

What we will offer you: 

Taylor Wimpey is a FTSE 100 business and one of the largest residential developers in the UK, building new homes and communities across England, Scotland and Wales. We are passionate about building new homes and communities with a focus on sustainability. 
Our people are important to us and we want to make sure that we reward and recognise all the great work that they do. Our employees enjoy many standard benefits including access to the Taylor Wimpey House purchase discount scheme, pension (including company contributions), quality health cover, share save schemes as well as many flexible benefits such as buying additional holiday days, retails discounts, free Bupa health assessments and so much more.  Our benefits work perfectly with our culture where you feel valued as a member of a successful team.    

We offer industry leading subsidised professional training and development, which support our employees to excel and fulfil their career and personal goals in a variety of opportunities and environments. This in turn drives a strong succession of high performing customer centric leaders, really putting customers at the heart of everything we do. We embrace diversity and look to develop our people in the skills and areas they are most interested in, leveraging the qualities and appreciate the unique competencies, skills and experiences that each person brings to the company. 

The benefits we offer
Agile Working
House purchase discounts
Competitive Pension
Employee share ownership
Time off for charity work
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