Graduate Training Programme

The Graduate Training Programme gives the successful candidates a fantastic opportunity to learn every aspect of our business.

There will be extensive training in all areas and the Graduate Management Trainees will spend time in our depots as well as out on the road, and will gain experience from shadowing Depot Managers and deputising in their absence, spending time in field sales, the drawing office, the factory and estimating departments.

The Programme will give the successful candidates ample opportunity to develop and grow in our business and achieve considerable career progression within the Wernick Group.

The Programme can start at any time of year and involves time spent learning at the following Wernick Group Companies:

Wernick Hire

Based at one of our larger depots you will be mentored through all stages by the Deputy Managing Director and given an introduction into all areas of the business. The aim of which is to expose you to all aspects of running a depot. To achieve this you will shadow the Depot Manager, getting involved with all aspects of management in a role which is similar to that of an Assistant Manager.

At the beginning of your time here you will work on the hire desk to give you a full insight into the day to day running of a depot as well as joining in with customer visits to enhance product knowledge and sales experience.

You will then cover all aspects of management including sales & marketing, operations, asset management, HR and health & safety. In addition to your depot based duties, you will also get involved with national strategic improvement projects which are being worked on at Director level.

Wernick Buildings

For this part of the Programme, you would be based at our factory in South Wales. In this section of the Scheme you’ll learn how our modular buildings are designed, priced and created.

You’ll spend time working on the factory floor manufacturing the building modules, as well as working in our scheduling, estimating and technical departments. This will give you a full understanding of processes from enquiry to manufacture.

You will be mentored by the Managing Director, meeting for review once a quarter.

Wernick Construction

The location of this part of the Programme will be dependent on the contracts in hand at the time, however, you will be based out of one of our divisional sales offices (Plymouth, Kenfig, Aldridge, Wickford or Glasgow).

You will spend some time on-site shadowing a Contracts Manager or Site Supervisor, learning how to oversee the successful install and completion of our building systems. You will be mentored by the Managing Director, meeting for review once a quarter.

Following the successful completion of the Programme, you will receive a permanent placement in one of the Group Companies.

Who We Are Looking For

Our ideal candidate is a motivated graduate with the confidence and drive succeed and a willingness to learn new things and try new skills.

We are looking for someone with fantastic verbal and written communication skills and good commercial acumen. You will also need to be able to demonstrate excellent leadership skills and have a minimum qualifification of a 2:2 degree. Some relevant work experience is preferable but not essential.

Geographical flexibility is necessary for the entirety of the Programme, and for the role following completion as you could be permanently placed at any of our depots across the UK.

A full UK Driving Licence will be required as regular travel will be involved.

Further Information:

We are offering a competitive starting salary package** along with a fantastic opportunity to join a company which is well recognised as a market leader in its sector. We will support your progression through every stage of the programme and upon completion you will have all the necessary attributes to establish your career at management level.

A fully expensed company car will be provided. Accommodation costs will be covered whilst working away from your base location.

How to apply:

If you believe the above to match your skill-set and career aspirations, we would welcome your application. Please apply in the first instance by sending your CV and cover letter outlining why you feel you are suitable for the programme.

*Please note that a CSCS card will be required for this part of the Programme and full training will be provided.

**Salary to be discussed at interview stage.


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