Birmingham & Nottingham , Midlands

Trainee M&E Services Manager

Full Time , Management Trainee

Reference number: CON01451

Closing date:



Do you have an electrical or mechanical experience and keen to move your career in building services? Are you a building services graduate, have a relevant college course or still currently studying but want to earn while you learn? Then this roles for you! Depending on your experience and background will depend on how long you are a trainee for.

We are privately-owned contracting and interior fit-out group with a local regional presence throughout the UK. Founded in 1852, we are family run and dedicated to leaving a positive legacy in our communities and environment. Our passion is to create spectacular outcomes for our customers in the knowledge that our projects have a huge beneficial impact for the UK's economic growth and prosperity.

We are also 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, underlined by placing 5th in the 2020 Sunday Times list of Best 100 Companies to Work For – better than any other construction company.

Add to that our numerous other awards, including three Queen’s Awards for Enterprise in five years; our industry-leading approach to sustainability – we have been carbon neutral since 2012; and a strong financial position, with 100% UK turnover and no bank borrowings…we believe we truly can offer a career of a lifetime.


Recognising that our people are our future, Willmott Dixon has one of the most established and successful Management Trainee programmes in the industry; we have been nurturing, developing and fulfilling potential for 40 years in this way. Many of our past management trainees are now in a senior leadership role and some of the most talented now sit on the main board!

We are now recruiting a Trainee M&E Services Manager to join our Construction Midlands business. We will consider applicants that live in the Midlands. This programme offers a structured, fast-track route to a career in construction management and gives you the knowledge, qualifications and a chance to join one of the most forward-thinking construction and property companies in the UK.

As a Trainee M&E Services Manager you will help with the design, planning and installation of electrical and mechanical systems within buildings This may involve assisting with the creation and installation of essential building services such as lighting, heating, electrical distribution, air conditioning and safety systems, leading on from this you will also ensure our site teams effectively deliver on the design of all M&E services.

On successful completion of the training programme, you will be promoted into an assistant level role within your chosen discipline and positively supported to complete a professional qualification such as RIBA or CIOB.


We welcome all applications:

Our programme is open to a wide range of applicants:

  • Building Services graduates

  • College leaver with a qualification in MEP

  • Mechanical or Electrical qualification or background or both!

In order to get the most out of the Management Trainee programme you will need:

  • The competence and drive to work to the highest standards

  • To be analytical and forward thinking

  • To demonstrate model behaviour that shows respect, helpfulness and collaboration

There will be a structured training programme for you to follow, and a mentor will assist with your progress through this.

What we offer:

As a Management Trainee you will receive:

  • Competitive Salary

  • Motoring Expenditure Allowance

  • Pay for your college / university / vocational study fees if required

  • Incentive Scheme

  • Pension

  • Laptop and phone (if applicable)

  • Training

  • Book Allowance

  • Day release to study if required

  • Study leave (if applicable)

  • Travel Expenses

Above everything else you will be joining a values-based business: our values are at the centre of every activity we undertake. Having the right talent, coupled with the right culture and values, ensures that we have a sustained future and a trusted brand in our respective markets. Above all, we believe we have a purpose beyond profit, a responsibility to leave a positive legacy in our environment and communities.

Next Steps

The application closing date will be the 8th July; the next intake of trainees is due to start in September 2022. Please be aware that you may not receive further feedback until applications have been reviewed after the closing date.