Five reasons to start a career in construction

Working at Bellway

Considering a career in construction but you’re not sure what to expect? Curious about early career options, but don’t know where to start? Whether it’s hands-on training or climbing the scaffold to success, the construction industry is brimming with opportunities for you to build a solid foundation for your career.

At Bellway, we're not just about building homes — we also build careers that last.

We understand that our success is built on the determination and skill of our people, so we're committed to ensuring that you have the opportunities and support you need to grow, both professionally and personally.

Here are five reasons why you should build your future with Bellway.

#1 Schemes to kickstart your career

Apprenticeships and Graduate schemes are an excellent way for you to kickstart your career in construction.

Our graduate scheme is a structured training programme providing hands-on experience with expert mentoring, and the chance to rotate through different areas of the business. You’ll receive targeted training to develop you as a future leader of the business.

If the traditional university route isn’t for you, our apprenticeship scheme offers on-the-job training and teaches you the practical skills to excel in your career.

Whichever route you choose, both schemes allow you to gain valuable experience that will help you succeed in the construction industry. Best of all: these schemes are available for all, regardless of your background or gender. Construction is for everyone — all you need is a willingness to learn.

By investing in you, we invest in the future of construction. Discover how you can build your future with Bellway.

#2 Construction is for everyone

Bellway has a longstanding commitment to equality, diversity, and inclusion, and we value every employee as an individual. We support applications from women, ethnic minorities, differently abled candidates, and anyone from the LGBTQIA+ community.

We don’t just want apprentices and graduates, either. If you’re looking for a change of career, or you’re returning to the workplace, we have a role for you.

If you have the talent, there’s a place for you at Bellway.

“I started out on a work experience placement, which led to me joining as an apprentice about 7 years ago. Now I’m a Senior Quantity Surveyor at Bellway, and I’m proud to say I’m on our Elevate leadership programme. I work with a senior mentor to help with things like my development, and what my goals are. I absolutely love working in construction, and Bellway has supported me every step of the way.” – Amy Sumner, Senior Quantity Surveyor

#3 Unlock your potential

At Bellway, we want you to learn and grow, be yourself, and make an impact. We want you to progress with us as you develop new skills and knowledge. The more experience you gain, the more opportunities will present themselves, and you’ll be able to teach others.

You might start in one role, but you probably won’t stay there…

“I got my foot in the door as a trainee 27 years ago, and my career has just gone upwards and sideways and in loads of different ways to what I probably set out to be. I certainly didn’t set out to be a Commercial Director, let alone the role I’m in now. There’s an element of luck, yeah, but you need to work hard, and opportunities open themselves up.” - Tony Atkin, Group Production Managing Director at Bellway.

We’ll help you unlock your potential as you help Bellway shape the future of homebuilding.

#4 Continuous learning

Bellway has a culture of success. That means continuous learning and development, keeping you up to date on the latest developments in construction. Introducing and consolidating new skills keeps you engaged, and helps you keep pace with the industry.

The training and resources we offer are as diverse as our people. We provide fully funded qualifications, short courses, and highly informative webinars to keep your knowledge and skills as sharp as possible.

We invest in our people so that they have the skills and mindset they need to progress with us and deliver work they can be proud of.

#5 Benefits that matter

We understand that a one-size-fits-all approach doesn't work when it comes to your benefits. That's why we offer a range of family friendly policies, which include flexible working, enhanced parental leave, and the option to buy annual leave. We also offer a benefits platform which has access to discounts to over 700 retailers. The platform also includes information on private medical insurance, enhanced contribution pension scheme, salary sacrifice car and bike schemes and plenty of other benefits.

We're committed to staying ahead of the curve, so we check our salaries against the market to ensure we're offering you a competitive edge. Plus, with annual reviews on pay and promotions, we make sure that your hard work doesn't just get recognised but rewarded too. It's our way of ensuring that your career with us is as fulfilling as it is successful.

There’s never been a better time to begin your career in the Construction Industry.

We have new vacancies and opportunities throughout the UK, covering a wide variety of roles. There are positions for Trainee Assistant Site Managers, Quantity Surveyors and Engineers — and more. To find out more about what we have to offer, check out our Graduate and Apprenticeship programmes.

We’ll even help you prepare for our application and assessment process. Our online platform has an array of bitesize interactive activities to get you where you need to be.

You’ll find even more information on the Bellway Homes Careers Hub. This is your gateway to understanding the heart of our company — our values, our culture, and our community.

So, what are you waiting for?

Visit our careers page and start your journey with Bellway.

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