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Job Vacancies

Construction Trainee (ref. KMH/M2/191)

Company: Keepmoat Homes Midlands 2
Salary: Competitive
Apply To: If you are interested in applying, please send your CV to . Please quote job reference number KMH/M2/191 in the subject field of your email. If you do not include this number unfortunately we will not be able to process your application.
Job URL: http://
Closing Date: 24th July 2019

Construction Trainee (ref. KMH/M2/191)

Hours: 39 hours per week, Monday to Friday

Locations: Gedling, NG4 4HE

Job Type: Permanent

Keepmoat Homes is a fast growing top 10 UK housebuilder. We design and build quality homes and create places where people want to live.

Our investment and participation helps transform communities and improves the lives of local people. We have a national presence combined with local knowledge and expertise in all aspects of housing – from finance, design and planning, to developing and building. Our comprehensive skills and capabilities give us a wider perspective across the whole housing lifecycle and we create lower risk ways of building homes people need.

For more than 90 years our work has been absolutely visible to local communities so being part of the community is in our DNA. We hire local suppliers and tradespeople and work with local communities to make sure that our plans meet their needs.

Purpose of the Role:
To assist the site team to manage the building project in accordance with agreed timescales, quality and cost.
To understand, implement and adhere to SHEQ policy and strategy.

Key Responsibilities:
Health & Safety

  • Responsible for ensuring that all site personnel (including subcontractors) comply with Health & Safety site rules
  • Ensure that the site is adequately secured at all times, that safe and acceptable working conditions are maintained on site and safety and welfare facilities are maintained to a good standard
  • Constantly reinforce the Health & Safety culture, striving for an accident free site. If accidents happen, ensure that First Aid is administered (where appropriate), reported to the Construction Director and recorded on SHEQ systems.


  • Participate in Pre-Site Start meetings following detailed preparation; studying drawings and specification, site inspection with Project Manager/Senior Site Manager/Site Manager and Construction Director and ensuring site is set up in both a timely and effective manner
  • Produce short term working programmes to manage production in line with Development Programme to the required standards
  • Manage and liaise with all specialised sub-contractors to ensure works are carried out on time and to required standards
  • Ensure all completion dates are met resourcing adequate staffing requirements where applicable


  • Ensure adherence to Customer Journey Plot book.
  • Strive to achieve construction excellence and recognition within internal awards (Centre of Excellence) and external awards (N.H.B.C. “Pride in the Job”).
  • Carry out routine inspections (minimum twice per day per plot) to ensure that instructions are carried out, the specification and site presentation requirements are complied with, and the required quality standards are met
  • Liaise with NHBC and Local Authority Inspectors for Key Stage Inspections; escort inspectors on site and act upon their findings in the Project Manager/Senior Site Manager/Site Managers absence.
  • Progressively and formally inspect all stages under construction (including Stage 4, Pre-Plaster, Pre-Paint and Pre-CML; to identify/rectify any defects and educate operatives/sub contractors to eradicate recurrent problems.

Cost Control

  • Ensure materials are stored securely and in accordance with manufacturers’ recommendations to minimise loss and wastage
  • Advise the Project Manager/Senior Site Manager/Site Manager of material shortages and excesses in order to adjust schedules
  • Ensure waste materials/packaging are recycled wherever possible and where not are disposed of in accordance with the waste management policy
  • Monitor the performance of Suppliers and Sub contractors in line with the cost reports from Commercial Director

Complete the daily Diary and also the following weekly reports in Site Managers absence:
- Plant Return Sheet
- Material Received Sheet
- Hourly Paid Time Sheet
- Report Sheet
- Production Report

Customer Care

  • Ensure the customer journey is followed to promote customer excellence
  • Respond and complete open COINS issues in a timely manner
  • Ensure the customer Hallmark is followed to ensure customer excellence is provided


  • Ensure that all training is attended and completed liaising with the Construction secretary to ensure training is booked in a timely manner

Company Image

  • Monitor and maintain visual presentation of Sales area, Show Home and compound to the required company standard
  • Ensure that you personally present a professional image on site by wearing the company uniform, being well presented and by developing good working relationships with everyone you come into contact within your role as Assistant Site Manager
  • Lead and motivate the site team (direct employees and sub-contractors) to achieve the required objectives

Areas of Discretion

  • Must not take any action, which exceeds the contents of this Job Guide without the consent of the Construction Director
  • Not to divulge any information other than to an officer of the Company on matters which are confidential to the Company
  • Not to take any action which could be deemed not to be in the best interests of the Company


  • Customers
  • Statutory Authorities
  • Local Authorities
  • Sub-contractors
  • Suppliers
  • NHBC Inspectors
  • Safety Consultants


  • Construction Director
  • Health & Safety Manager
  • Managing Director
  • Commercial Manager/Team
  • Project Manager(s)
  • Senior Site Manager(s)
  • Home Sales Executive(s)
  • Customer Care Co-ordinator
  • Construction Administrator
  • Accounts Dept

What we are looking for:


  • Team commitment
  • Demonstrates eye for detail and commitment to delivery excellent standards
  • Excellent organisational skills
  • Effectively manage time in order to meet deadlines
  • Professional attitude and approach to work
  • Ability to competently operate MS office (Word & Excel)
  • Current and Valid UK driving licence
  • Previous Site experience
  • Up to date relevant knowledge of building legislation
  • Up to date relevant knowledge of Health and Safety legislation

Why work for us?

At Keepmoat Homes we pride ourselves on being a great place to work. As the market leader in our industry we want to ensure that we attract, motivate and retain the best people who can deliver the best service for our customers.

We offer you:

  • Competitive rates of pay – We regularly check our pay against our competitors to make sure they reflect our position as market leader. We also review our pay every year.
  • Bonus Scheme – Our annual bonus scheme is linked to team and company performance.
  • Special offers for staff – We run a range of offers and discounts exclusively for our employees including holidays, health club memberships and days out.
  • Trust – We encourage you to come up with ideas and get the most out of your job with us.
  • Recognition – We have a scheme to reward people who go the extra mile for our company.
  • Development – we offer genuine development opportunities to progress your career.

If you are interested in applying, please send your CV to . Please quote job reference number KMH/M2/191 in the subject field of your email. If you do not include this number unfortunately we will not be able to process your application.

We reserve the right to withdraw this vacancy at any time if there is a high level of applications, therefore we would recommend that you submit your application as early as possible.
Please assume your application has not been successful if you have not been contacted within 20 days of submitting your application.

No agencies please.