About this organisation

Did you know that we are one of the largest private construction companies in the UK? As a family-owned business we know that our people are at the core of our on-going success.

We are very proud to be recognised in the Sunday Times100 Best Companies to work for 2010 and as Construction News' 2011 Contractor of the Year and Employer of the Year.

About Wates

We believe in delivering the promise. That’s why we are focused on becoming the first UK contractor to deliver for customers on time, on budget, every time.

Wates Group is a family-owned construction services company, whose values, long term vision and financial independence have enabled us to thrive throughout the economic ups and downs of more than a century.

Our distinctive culture celebrates people, partnership and sustainability. We are always exploring new ways for the construction industry to work together on strategic issues such as reducing waste and boosting skills.

We pride ourselves on our ethical behaviour and have set out our values and principles in our Code of Conduct. The UK Bribery Act 2010 requires us to have in place adequate procedures to prevent bribery. Our Chief Executive has set out our commitment to this.

Today, Wates has over 2,000 employees and 16 offices across the UK.

Organisation's locations: 
Leatherhead, Basingstoke, Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Derby, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Luton, Manchester, North London, Warrington, Wrexham
Employer size: 
Greater than 250 employees
Areas of specialisation: 
Number of programmes for school leavers: 
Contact name: 
Nasrin Lalji
Telephone number: 
020 7061 3435
East of England
Construction and property, Construction and building services engineering

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