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Career opportunities after military life, available at Ian Williams Ltd

Category: Recruitment

Career opportunities after military life, available at Ian Williams Ltd Ian Williams is one of the UK’s largest privately-owned property services companies, at the forefront of delivering innovative planned and responsive services to the built environment. The company is also one of the largest painting contractors in the UK and works with high profile clients across the housing, retirement living, education, major and complex loss, public buildings and commercial markets. Ian Williams is committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best talent as an employer of choice.

Award-winning employer of choice

Ian Williams has been successfully looking after homes and buildings since 1946, and over the last seven decades has recognised that it’s our people who define and shape the organisation and sustain growth. That’s why we’re committed to attracting, developing and retaining the best talent as an employer of choice, a process managed by the Ian Williams’ Academy.

Ian Williams has a strategy of directly delivering its services wherever possible, a strategy that has been acknowledged by We Invest In People, who awarded Ian Williams the Gold Standard in recognition that it’s a ‘great place to work’; an accolade we pride alongside being shortlisted as Employer of the Year Gold 250+ in the Investors in People awards. We’ve also been awarded PwC’s West of England Business of the Year and is the proud holder of 13 RoSPA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents) Gold Awards and subsequent coveted President’s Award.

Our mission is to be a company loved by our employees and customers, and we strive to achieve this by ensuring the values and behaviours our teams demonstrate every day support this aim; by creating a safe, supportive and friendly working environment where employees can do their best work. Ian Williams understands that different people want different things from a workplace, and so we have a flexible, diverse, open, honest and fun culture where talent is regularly promoted from within. With many traditional and non-traditional opportunities for talent progression across the organisation, we pride ourselves on giving individuals the opportunity to fulfil potential and achieve fair rewards.

Ian Williams and CTP

Ian Williams has worked with Career Transition Partnership for 2 years and officially signed to the Armed Forces Covenant in a move that showed our commitment to employing and supporting ex-military personnel moving into the civilian working environment.

We have long recognised that reservists and veterans bring a variety of transferable skills and qualities to the civilian workplace, which they’ve developed throughout their military careers. In fact, we already have a number of ex-military personnel in the business, including electricians, painters and decorators, surveyors, carpenters and business managers. Our current vacancies are across a range of professions, from qualified trade persons through to business function and management opportunities.

Supported recruitment

Ian Williams has a dedicated recruitment team to manage the candidate journey from start to finish. The team are focused on ensuring ‘best fit’ for both you and Ian Williams from the get-go. This can be with interview support or sign posting relevant sources to aid preparation for competency-based applications. Feedback and clear communication are standard whether you’re successful or not; the outcome of your application is discussed at every stage.

We currently have opportunities nationally for various roles within the business. Whether you’re looking for trade or a support/technical role, we may have the job for you.

Lead Project Manager

One of the vacancies currently available is a Lead Project Manager within our Digital Transformation Team based in North Bristol. The successful candidate will manage a small team of Project Managers and Business Analysts who will deliver on key projects for the business, within achievable timescales. If you have experience in delivering multiple projects and change management, alongside some people management responsibilities, then we’d love to consider your application for the role.

Trade roles

We’re currently seeking tradespersons including Painter Decorators, Multi Trade Operatives, Carpenters and Electricians. If you have a specific trade qualification that is equivalent to an NVQ level 2 or above, we’d love to hear from you.

If you’re concerned that you may lack practical experience, there are a number of ways we can potentially support you. We ultimately seek to recruit on behaviours; seeking candidates with likeminded values, behaviours and the potential to be successful.

If you have no experience at all but would like to learn a new trade, the Ian Williams Academy runs award-winning training programmes for Apprentices and Trainee Surveyors. Many successful apprentices and trainees have diverse backgrounds prior to joining the programmes, ranging from none at all, to careers and backgrounds in unrelated industries. We welcome and consider all types of skills and backgrounds, so don’t hesitate to get in touch.

If any of these opportunities appeal to you, please check out our current job opportunities today on RightJob and get in touch.