Management Trainees

Aimed at individuals looking to start their career in the housebuilding industry, our management trainee programmes are available in a range of roles throughout the North of England and the Midlands.


As a Gleeson Management Trainee you can look forward to a structured programme that will be the foundation of your career, whilst working with one of the UK’s leading and fastest growing housebuilders. You could be part of a company with people at its heart, and be part of a team that’s aim is to make a difference to communities by Building Homes. Changing Lives.

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and thrive

At Gleeson, you’ll find your real strengths and can choose a management direction you really want to take to thrive in your career. With Gleeson, you can earn whilst you learn as you experience your chosen specialism of either site management, finance, commercial, technical, etc. within the business. With the ultimate goal of becoming qualified in your chosen discipline.

You will embark on your journey with a blended approach of hands on experience at Gleeson in an environment where colleagues are Passionate, Collaborative and Respectful, combined with academia gained by undertaking a specialised qualification at college. This brochure sets out the main elements of your management training programme so you know exactly what to look forward to.

Prior to you joining the Gleeson team we will ensure you have all the tools required to kickstart your Management Trainee role.

On your first day with Gleeson you will be invited to an induction where you will meet key members of the Gleeson team who will support you throughout your journey.

A key member of the team to look out for is our Early Talent Coordinator who will be by your side throughout your journey with Gleeson to support, guide and encourage you to develop your confidence and skills.

the team

At your induction you will meet new colleagues that work in other areas of the business including Craft Apprentices and other Management Trainees. This is an opportunity to share experiences and fully understand how Gleeson will support you.

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your structured

At Gleeson you will follow a structured programme which is the perfect introduction to your career in the construction industry.

Your typical working week will be a varied and exciting experience of on the job learning, coaching and mentoring complimented by working towards your qualification.

As a Gleeson Management Trainee you will gain a wonderful insight into your chosen specialism that will enable you to thrive in your career.

your college

College forms an important part of the Gleeson Management Trainee programme. At college you will work on your chosen discipline, using all of the skills you have learnt on the job, under the guidance of your tutor.

On completion of your qualification you will have what it takes to thrive in your career in the construction industry.

your skills

Whilst on your Management Trainee journey with Gleeson you will not only be obtaining a qualification in your chosen discipline but also additional transferable skills!

Once you have completed your management training programme it doesn’t stop there! Our dedicated Learning and Development team will touch base with you to see what’s next for you in the world of construction and how Gleeson can help you get to where you want to be!


Congratulations! You have now gained your qualification along with a wealth of experience. You’ve been working with skilled construction professionals and for an established and renowned UK housebuilder.

Your qualification is an industry wide recognised qualification and you can now look to the future and a great career. Many Management Trainees will either gain higher qualifications or obtain permanent employment. Gleeson will provide support, coaching and mentoring throughout this transition.

your future

Gleeson builds affordable, quality homes, where they are needed, for the people who need them most. At Gleeson you’ll find lots of opportunities, exciting roles, and the potential for career progression.

Gleeson is committed to supporting your development and that’s why we are confident that this is the best management training programme you will experience.