Wakefield District - Hybrid working with two days in the office per week


Up to 37 (flexible working welcomed)

End Date




Role Overview: As a WDH Graduate Placement, you’ll be at the forefront of innovation. Here’s what awaits you in our Technical Services Team:

  • Comprehensive Exposure:
    • Dive into the heart of your Service Area, taking on diverse tasks.
    • Act as a point of contact within your team, collaborating with colleagues to achieve excellence.
  • Project Research and Analysis:
    • Work closely with your mentor to tackle a key business priority within your service area.
    • Research, analyse, and produce a comprehensive project report.
    • Your insights will help shape our strategies and drive success.
  • Understanding Key Roles:
    • Explore various roles across your preferred service area.
    • Share best practices and bring fresh ideas to the workplace.
  • Equality and Diversity Advocacy:
    • Take a proactive approach to equality and diversity.
    • Champion inclusivity within your team, our customers, and beyond.

This placement is based within our Technical Services team who provide support to our customers by ensuring their homes are maintained, serviced and improved. This includes Repair and Maintenance, Mechanical and Electrical, Construction Programme and Business Planning and Contracts areas. This ensures people requiring a day-to-day repair or improvement to their home receive a high quality, cost effective service.

The role will:

  • With support, estimate costs and create budgets for construction projects.
  • Conduct quantity take-offs and cost analyses.
  • Assist in procurement processes.
  • Collaborate with project teams to monitor adherence to budgets and conduct site inspections.

The role will start in September 2024 and finish at the end of June 2025.

For more details on what we’re looking for in these roles, head to the related documents section and download the Job Description.

For more information or an informal chat about this role, please contact Kate Radovanovic, Training Operations Manager at

WDH is accredited by Investors in People, which means we recognise that our employees are our most valuable asset. As an employer WDH can offer you a great set of benefits which includes:

  • 26 days holiday (rising to 31 over 5 years service) and statutory bank holidays;
  • an extra day off on your birthday;
  • generous employer pension contribution;
  • happy to talk flexible working, including options for reduced hours, compressed hours or other flexible working patterns;
  • a wide range of personal development opportunities;
  • a fantastic health and wellbeing package;
  • one day to take part in our Volunteering Scheme; and
  • "cycle to work" scheme and discounted shopping platform.

We are an equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from all.

How to apply

  • Read the job description, person specification and guidance notes below.
  • Complete the supporting information form below with details of how you meet the person specification.
  • We also encourage you to provide your CV if you have one but please remove any information that identifies you (e.g. your name and address). 
  • Email your supporting information form, and CV if you have one, to before the closing date. Applications close at midnight on the date specified at the top of this page. 

What happens next? 

  • You'll receive an automatic reply to let you know we've received your application.
  • We'll then score all the applications against the person specification and contact you to let you know if we're inviting you to interview. 

If you have any questions, please contact our Recruitment Team on the email address above.