The role of the Buyer is key to the success of every home and community that Taylor Wimpey build. A buyer at Taylor Wimpey is responsible for buying many of the components that enable us to build and deliver quality homes to our customers. The role of a buyer involves not only negotiation and management of our suppliers but also daily interaction with all our internal teams and sub-contractors.
This exciting opportunity to train to become a qualified Buyer via Taylor Wimpey’s Management Trainee programme is perfect for someone either leaving school or college with A levels or a Construction related qualification or someone who has already gained their degree in a commercially focused discipline and wants to develop their experience.
To be a successful Buyer your strengths should be an attention to detail, strong numerical skills and the ability to build relationships with others as you will need to work effectively across teams.
The Management Trainee Development programme:
The Management Trainee development programme is a structured development programme which runs for up to 3 years.
What does a Buyer do?
To find out more about what a Buyer does on a day to day basis and the career path that is possible within Taylor Wimpey, please take some time to watch the Buyer Career Path video.
The ideal candidate:
The Trainee Buyer role best suits those who are looking to start their career and wish to develop into a fully qualified Buyer. Whether you are joining after school or college or having completed your degree, our development programme is designed to get you there. We ask for the following minimum qualification levels and requirements:
- Maths and English GCSE (Grades A*-C or 9-4) preferred
- Minimum qualification level of BTEC Level 3 qualification in Construction and the Built Environment or Construction related OR ‘A’ or (AS) levels e.g. Maths or Science related subject
- Computer Literacy
- Full driving licence or working towards a licence preferred
Individuals seeking employments 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.
Checks and eligibility to work:
To be successful in this role you must be able to prove eligibility to work in the UK.
If you are successful at interview and the Company considers making an offer of employment, you may be asked to give your consent to the following pre-employment check[s] being undertaken by our third-party provider, Experian (or any other appropriate third-party provider that the Company chooses to engage).
The type of checks made will depend on the role in question but may include any or all the following
- Criminal records (DBS);
- Credit reference
The purpose of such checks will be to assess your suitability for the role. If it subsequently transpires that you have given incorrect, false or misleading information, your application will not be taken further.
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.
We work hard to attract the best talent for our award-winning business and are proud to feature in the top companies to work for on Glassdoor, voted for by our employees. If you are looking to join a thriving, company going through an exciting period then please get in touch. To read more about what it’s like to work with us then have a look at our Glassdoor profile by clicking here.
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