Applications for the next cohort of our Graduate Programme "Great careers built with us" are now open!
About our Graduate Programme:
Bellway is a FTSE 250 5-star house builder, headquartered in Newcastle upon Tyne, which operates 22 trading divisions across England, Scotland and Wales. The company has grown from a family firm, established more than 75 years ago, into a respected national brand.
Our exciting and innovative Graduate Programme is designed to develop talented individuals who will grow and potentially lead our business in the future. This means providing you with the technical expertise, business knowledge, professional skills and ongoing support to be the best you can be.
During your time on our Graduate Programme, as well as becoming immersed in the field which you are passionate about, you will also have the opportunity to work across several different business functions to gain a full appreciation of the build life cycle, enabling you to fully understand how Bellway has earned an enviable reputation, built on the principles of quality, service and trust, and giving you the chance to hone your skills and experience by spending time with a wide cross section of our team.
Great Careers built with us
The programme is a 2-year scheme where you will predominantly be based within the department linked to your chosen specialism, however you will be able to choose to spend time within other key areas of the business to help your understanding of Bellway.
An overview of the programme is as follows:
- Successful candidates will attend a 3-day residential induction programme where you will be given the opportunity to learn more about the business, the 2 year programme and meet the other graduates.
- You will spend time working within key areas of the business including construction, sales, commercial/technical, land and finance.
- Over the course of the programme you will attend ‘skills camps’ and work on projects with your fellow graduates ensuring you have access to ongoing development and support.
You will be allocated a buddy to help you settle into your role and a professional mentor to support your ongoing development.
The quality of our developments, the standard of our customer service, the strength of our business strategy and the value we deliver for our stakeholders are all a result of the talented people who, together, make up Bellway.
Because of this we are much more interested in what you could do, than what you have already done. We are looking for graduates who can demonstrate the following behaviours:
- Commercial acumen
- Ability to make reasoned decisions
- Ability to work with people at all levels and from all backgrounds
- Ability to multi-task, prioritise, and have good time management skills
- Committed to diversity and inclusion
In addition to this, we are looking for graduates with the following:
- 2:2 degree (or above) in a relevant discipline to their chosen specialism
- Willing to travel around the UK and stay away from home for short periods of time
- In order to be considered for this programme you must be able to prove eligibility to work in the UK
We will be recruiting for a number of graduate roles across our 22 divisions as follows:
- Commercial (Estimating & Quantity Surveying)
- Technical (Architectural)
- Technical (Engineering)
- PR & Communications
So, if you are looking to join a thriving company and industry during an exciting period of growth then apply now!
Job Title: Trainee Engineer
Division/Department: North West - Technical
Length of time at Bellway: 2 years
What is the most interesting thing about working for Bellway, and about the work you do?
Being able to talk to people of many trades and learn from them all. Learning about how Bellway has grown from a family business. Being able to watch the full end to end process of finding land to people moving in.
What are three benefits you’ve discovered about working here that you weren’t aware of when you started?
One of the benefits of working for Bellway is the extensive experience of my co-workers have to enable me to learn and grow from them. The biggest benefit for me personally is that Bellway is supporting me through a Civil Engineering degree whilst working full time.
What advice would you give a job seeker who’s thinking about applying for a role with us?
Your CV should truly reflect yourself. Engage with the business (if you are a young person get some work experience). Understand your own strengths and weaknesses.
If you were a Bellway house type what would you be and why?
I’d be a Watchmaker because the ground floor is large and open plan which makes it very family orientated. Also I think a Watchmaker is much like an engineer as it has many individual pieces that go together to make it work. The Watchmaker is also one of the bigger house types and I believe that you’ve got to back yourself, aim high and give it your all.
Job Title: Strategic Land and Development Graduate
Division/Department: Head Office
Length of time at Bellway: 9 months
Starting with Bellway as an Urban Planning Graduate, I had little knowledge of how the construction industry worked or how the company functioned in the North East (where I wanted to be based). Within my first month I had quickly adapted to the work which was expected from me and the level at which it needed to be produced. This was all made easy by having the ongoing support of my colleagues, line manager and mentor coupled with the structure of the graduate programme.
The graduate programme has been a great start to my career at Bellway and has massively improved my self-confidence with the right balance of challenge, autonomy and reassurance.
Throughout my brief but busy time here I have been involved in a variety of activities from undertaking detailed land searches, contributing to a project to support a high profile charity partner with fellow graduates, participating in a team spinning challenge and moving to a brand new, purpose-built head office.
Three words to describe the culture at Bellway?
Eventful – Focused – Fun
Three reasons to work for Bellway?
Progression – Skills – Opportunity
If you were a Bellway house type what would you be and why?
I would be the Plane because I can’t wait to see where my journey with Bellway will take me!