Full Time. Monday to Friday
Location: Based in Exeter
- Up to £21,859 starting salary, with generous six-monthly performance and salary reviews.
- Bonus scheme up to 12.5% of salary p.a., 23 days’ holiday (rising to 25), pension scheme with employer contributions of 7% of salary, company sick pay scheme, laptop and mobile telephone, extensive training and career development opportunities.
- A fully expensed company car will be provided after successful completion of two Performance Reviews.
Ian Williams has an exciting opportunity for a Trainee Surveyor to join our team in August 2019 in Exeter.
You’ll have real responsibility from day one; your time will be split between on the job training and working on live projects. You’ll learn all the skills you’ll need for a bright future in our growing business from our experienced Surveyors and Business Managers.
Visiting properties and sites to establish painting, maintenance, repair and refurbishment needs, you’ll learn to estimate costs. You’ll liaise with our trade teams, subcontractors and suppliers to manage projects to maximise customer satisfaction and profit. As your training progresses, you will be involved in tendering and winning new work and managing relationships with our key clients.
The role will be challenging but you’ll receive all the support you need to be successful. This includes the opportunity to be seconded in your second year of the programme, giving you the chance to broaden and deepen your experience within Ian Williams Ltd.
You will join other trainees in attending a structured modular training programme delivered by our own Academy, and, depending on your experience, you could also achieve further professional qualifications externally.
On completion of your training scheme, you’ll be appointed as a fully-fledged Surveyor and we are proud to say that many of our trainees have progressed to management roles following their training.
Who we are
We are one of the UK’s leading property services companies with expertise in the social housing, education and commercial sectors. We are a financially secure business with a solid track record and are experiencing record profitability results.
We owe our success to our people. We are passionate about people and firmly believe our success will only be maintained if we continue to offer employees a great place to work and provide them with the opportunity to develop their careers and fulfil their potential; we are proud to have been awarded Investors in People Gold accreditation.
As an employee of Ian Williams, you’ll share in our success.
Who you are
As a minimum you will need to be educated to at least A-level standard, or equivalent.
Although not essential to your application, a surveying-related qualification will be advantageous, such as an HNC or degree.
You may have completed some work experience in the industry already, or be completely new to it – but either way we would expect you to show passion for the work we do.
This is a great opportunity for someone who considers themselves as having an entrepreneurial flair, so you’ll need to be confident, motivated and committed to training to make the most of it.
You should have a logical, analytical approach, good spatial awareness and numerical ability, excellent IT skills, possess the ability to communicate with a wide variety of people, including internal and external stakeholders.
About the process
We want to make sure we are right for each other and we therefore follow a robust recruitment process.
For your application to be considered, you MUST complete the following questions in a blank Word document and attach a CV.
Please keep to the word limit where specified or your answer will not be counted. Then upload your answers as one document and your CV as another.
If you are successful in proceeding to telephone interview, we will contact you within 4 weeks of the closing date of midnight on the 28th April 2019.
This will be followed by an invitation to attend our assessment centre in Birmingham on 5th June 2019 for successful candidates. Your expenses incurred in attending will be paid by the company.
Please read the 6 points carefully. There is one point for:
- We are looking for individuals to perform the wide-ranging role of quantity surveyor, not building surveyor. State what you think a quantity surveyor does? (max 75 words)
- Why do you want to work in building maintenance? (max 75 words)
- Have you completed any work/experience (paid or otherwise) in the built environment? (max 75 words)
- What attributes do you possess that you believe will make you a good surveyor? (max 100 words)
- How would you ensure you get the most out of the trainee surveyor programme? (max 50 words)
- When thinking about your future career, what 3 things are most important to you? (max 75 words)
We reserve the right to shortlist prior to the closing date based on application volumes.
Ian Williams Ltd will use applicants details for recruitment purposes only. For more information please read our Candidate Privacy Notice located at https://www.ianwilliams.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/11/Candidate-Privacy-Notice.pdf
We are an Equal Opportunities Employer, therefore applications are welcome from all.
No agencies please, if CV’s are sent from agencies, we will work with those candidates directly if you are not on our agreed PSL.