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At Rydon, our aim is to improve local communities - through housing, healthcare and education solutions - for the benefit of current and future generations. We build homes, schools and hospitals as well as extra care facilities, student accommodation, community leisure centres and more. By doing so, we are delivering award-winning, quality facilities built for local communities with a commitment from people who are passionate about what they do.

Rydon's trainee scheme allows our teams to earn whilst they learn - it's a great scheme to pick up new practical skills whilst developing a formal, recognised qualification. Furthermore, Rydon will pay your college/further education fees and help you in securing a qualification whilst working in your chosen field. 

We are currently seeking to recruit Trainee Site Managers to work on our prestigious London construction schemes. These include our highly regarded residential and education schemes in Ealing (worth more than £300m) - or one of our other well-recognised London based schemes. 

More detail on one of our recently completed schemes, Packington Regeneration, is available in this video:

What is a Site Manager? 

A Site Manager will oversee site operations on a day to day basis, monitoring progress and ensuring that work is done safely, on time and within budget and to the right quality standards.  

The main purpose of the job is to learn practical construction site management skills through working as part of the Site Management team on a given site, and to support the team in the successful delivery of a construction project.

So how does the trainee scheme work? 

As a Trainee Site Manager, you will be assigned a mentor, who will work with you to develop your on the job experience. You will work directly within one of our teams, learning Rydon's approach to site management. At the same time, you will study part time (usually on a day release to college basis) and your mentor will support you in your college/further education through providing advice practical tips to help you succeed in attaining an industry recognised qualification and a long term career at Rydon. 

What does a typical trainee scheme at Rydon entail? 

The exact traineeship and route your learning takes will depend very much on your current education. Examples of how we will develop your learning and experience include:

  • If you join us with A-Levels/BTEC equivalent, we would look to enhance your learning through an HNC Route or even a degree route
  • If your learning style is more vocational, we could support your development with a more traditional apprentice route (resulting in a recognised qualification). 

Your learning journey is in your hands and Rydon will work with you to advise the best learning route to meet your longer term aspirations. Whichever route you take, you can be sure that Rydon will provide some of the industry's best on the job training and development - you're in great hands. Whilst you learn, you will be working on a range of projects, and supporting the team in the successful financial closure of these projects. You will learn practical site management skills through working closely with a mentor and being part of a successful delivery team.

On the job training:

You will receive training in the following:

  • Subcontractor procurement
  • Management of subcontractors
  • Basic elements of design
  • Basic programming skills for a project programme
  • Materials procurement
  • Awareness of the project contract
  • Basic financial awareness
  • Exposure to policies and procedures within the business
  • Company’s Quality Standards
  • General training in different areas of construction, such as surveying, estimating and buying

To be considered for these exciting opportunities you will need to meet the following criteria:

  • To meet our apprentice selection criteria, you will need to have a minimum of GCSE (grade C/Level 4 or above) in Maths and English.
  • If you already hold A-Levels, NVQ or even HNC in a construction discipline at grade C (or equivalent) level, you will qualify to be considered for our core trainee opportunities.

In addition you'll need to be inquisitive by nature, be confident and happy to work with lots of different people and be looking for a long term career in construction. Good computer skills (particularly Word and Excel) are a must along with a keen eye for detail. 

If this sounds like you, we would strongly encourage you to apply. 

Our application process is very straight forward allowing you to apply with a CV (from your Computer or Dropbox), LinkedIn, Facebook or Google+ and should take no more than a few short minutes. 

For details on our rewards, recognition and benefits pleaseclick here.

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Further information on how to apply can be found byclicking here.

To apply online, please use the 'apply for this job link' at the top of this page. The closing date for applications is 16 February 2020. 

Should you be successful in your initial online application we will be in touch after the closing date to invite you to attend a telephone interview. You may then be invited to attend an assessment centre in March/April 2020. 

Source: Rydon