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


Up to 37 (flexible working welcomed)

End Date




Are you a recent graduate eager to kickstart your career? Look no further! We’re excited to announce our WDH Graduate Trainee Programme, designed to provide you with a solid foundation for professional growth.

About Us: At WDH, we’re committed to excellence in every aspect of our work. As a landlord of choice supporting our customers to sustain their tenancies, we recognize the importance of nurturing fresh talent. Our Graduate Trainee Programme offers a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience, build lasting connections, and explore diverse projects across our organisation.

Role Overview: As a WDH Graduate Trainee, you’ll embark on a dynamic journey across various departments. Here’s what you can expect:

  • Placements Across the Organisation:
    • You’ll rotate through different teams, gaining exposure to various functions such as Housing Management, Finance, Investment, Corporate Services, and more.
    • Each placement will provide valuable insights into our business processes, allowing you to develop a holistic understanding of our operations.
  • Valuable Experience and Knowledge:
    • Work alongside seasoned professionals who will mentor and guide you.
    • Participate in real-world projects, contributing your fresh perspective and learning from the best.
  • Professional Relationships:
    • Network with colleagues, managers, and industry experts. 
    • Build relationships that will serve you well throughout your career.
  • Exploring New Areas:
    • Try out different projects and initiatives, using your skills to problem solve and come up with creative, innovative solutions.
    • Discover where your passion lies and make informed decisions about your future career path.
  • Personal and Professional Development:
    • Engage in initiatives tailored to enhance your skills.
    • Attend workshops, training sessions, and seminars to broaden your horizons.

The role will start in September 2024 and finish at the end of August 2026.

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.