Willmott Dixon

Career Returner Programme – IT Department

Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire
29 Apr 2019
20 May 2019
Contract Type
Returner Programmes

Willmott Dixon is one of the largest privately owned Construction businesses in the UK. We are passionate about our people and have a real focus and drive to support their continuous development. We strongly believe that this passion is what differentiates us and has allowed us to enjoy considerable success in recent years including achieving 4th place in the Times Top 100 Best Companies to work for in 2019. 

We have a Welcome Back Programme which supports talented professionals who have taken a career break of 1 year or more and are now looking to return to work. Alternatively, this Programme could also suit someone who started out, or qualified, in an IT related field, took a different direction, and is currently working but would now like to return to a role within IT. 

This is a 20 week programme where you will be placed on a project or in a team within our IT department where your skills and experience will be valued and utilised and in some cases brought up to speed with industry developments where appropriate. During the programme you will participate in coaching workshop and will benefit from a comprehensive induction process and focused training to support you. 

Starting in September 2019, this programme offers a paid placement of 20 weeks, and the possibility of a permanent role at the end.  Interviews will take place in June with a view to offers being made in July to successful candidates.

Flexible working will be considered for all our Welcome Back opportunities.

Willmott Dixon Welcome Back Programme – IT Department

There couldn’t be a better time to join Willmott Dixon’s IT department at our Head Office in Letchworth. We are currently going through a strategic IT transformation to move to the cloud and are rapidly adopting the latest concepts of BI and digital construction.

As a part of this we are undertaking an organisational, operational and service transformation. We are therefore recruiting for key new roles that are tasked with the important job of establishing new capabilities, using IT best practices. We also aim to be world class in offering agile and flexible working practices. This offers you a great working environment and a genuine work-life balance.

We would welcome applications from people who are looking for an exciting challenge in IT transformation, who understand “what good looks like” and who enjoy a lively and fun place to work. This is a fantastic opportunity to join a talented IT team and take on a role in which you will be able directly implement change and shape the strategy and vision of the IT function in the years ahead.

You will be given the opportunity to participate in coaching workshops and will benefit from a comprehensive induction process and focused training to support your transition back to the workplace. Within the team we have a wide range of roles including: -

  • Software Development
  • Business Analysis
  • Business Intelligence
  • Service Delivery
  • Project Services
  • IT Helpdesk
  • Field Support
  • Purchasing
  • Software Licencing

What we are looking for:

  • Highly collaborative people who are passionate about delivering a quality service to customers and ultimately help to grow the business.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to build effective relationships.
  • Candidates may have a background within IT related roles, but this is not essential. More importantly we are looking for people who share our passion and values, so if you think this is you and you have transferable skills from another industry sector, we would welcome your application. 

Additional information

Our Welcome back programme has a closing date of Monday 20th May 2019

If you have any questions on the Willmott Dixon Welcome Back programme, feel free to contact the Willmott Dixon recruitment team on careers@willmottdixon.co.uk, stating ‘Welcome Back Query’ in the title.

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