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Management Trainee Programme

We are committed to developing housebuilding professionals of the future with our Management Trainee Programme.

Our Management Trainee Programme is designed to create exceptional professionals in the housebuilding industry.

The programme, similar to a degree apprenticeship, enables trainees to be paid a competitive salary whilst working towards a BSc (Hons) degree. During term time, our trainees will typically work four days a week and attend university on the fifth day. Hill funds the degree so there is no need to worry about student loans or tuition fees, and invaluable on-the-job experience is gained. Most importantly, there is a guaranteed job after graduation.

Performance is monitored and rewarded with annual pay rises, and benefits such as a company car and fuel card are also given as part of the trainee package as you progress and gain more experience and skills.

Management Trainees are enrolled on an accredited degree course and work alongside experienced and knowledgeable employees, and are assigned a mentor to guide and assist in career progression. In the first year, our trainees experience hands on training as they rotate through a variety of disciplines so that all elements of the development and build processes can be learnt.

At Hill you will receive first class training and gain a qualification that will set you up for life. We offer a wide variety of roles and the opportunity to work on and influence industry-leading projects, with a great support network.


The WhatHouse? Awards judges said: “Hill has a passionate drive to encourage more young people into housebuilding and address the industry’s skills shortages.”


Our next Management Trainee intake will be September 2021, for which we invite applications for the following positions:

  • Trainee Technical Coordinators – Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire, Crawley, Croydon
  • Trainee Site Managers – Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire
  • Trainee Site Managers – Cambridgeshire, Essex, Hertfordshire
  • Trainee Contract Surveyors – Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Berkshire

Applicants will require either three A Levels at grade C or above, or a BTEC Extended Diploma in Construction or Engineering at grades MMM or above.  Ideally, these to have been achieved within two years of the September 2021 start date (including current Year 13 students).

Please send your CV and a covering letter to [email protected].

“Winning this award means so much to me – it has been a year of hard work and perseverance but it has paid off and I couldn’t be happier! This programme has really opened my eyes to the number of amazing career opportunities for young people in this industry and I couldn’t recommend it more.

Maisie Webb, Assistant Contract Surveyor

Maisie was named Trainee of the Year and Trainee Contract Surveyor of the Year in 2020

Read more in our Management Trainee Brochure