We are always trying to attract the best people to our business and we understand it can sometimes be a daunting task re-joining the workplace after a career break.

Our Welcome Back programme is designed to support you to return to your career. The programme is open to anyone who is looking to return to a role after a career break (one or more years either out of work or out of the construction industry), so if you are passionate about delivering a quality service and are ready to take the next step back into work then our Welcome Back programme could be for you!

Starting in September 2021, this programme offers a paid placement of 20 weeks, and the possibility of a permanent role at the end of the assignment.

You will be placed in projects or teams where your skills and experience will be highly valued and utilised. You will participate in coaching workshops, and will benefit from a comprehensive induction process and focused training to support your transition back to work.

Apply for the Welcome Back programme here.

Welcome Back supported hiring

The supported hiring programme has been designed to support you to return to your career in a permanent role. We offer supported hiring on all of our roles at Willmott Dixon, with flexible working hours considered. Successful candidates who have taken a career break for one or more years will receive individual coaching and benefit from a comprehensive induction process with focused training to support their transition back to the workplace.

Together with candidates with a background in main contracting, residential building or interior fit-out, we also welcome applications from professionals from other industries with transferable skills.

Roles are based across the UK. Key locations include London, the South East, North West, Midlands and Wales and the West.

Apply for supported hiring positions here.

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.

Find out what the programme is like

If you are thinking about applying for our Welcome Back Programme, read some advice from three of our people:

  • Sara shares her experience of the Welcome Back programme, transitioning into our IT department after a 16 month career break. Read Sara's story here.
  • Susie shares her experience of the programme following a career break to bring up her children. Read Susie's story here.
  • Linda shares her story about our Welcome Back programme after a nine-year career break. Read Linda's story here.