Construction students to begin exciting careers with Willmott Dixon

Two current Oaklands College students have successfully passed an application process to embark on a management traineeship programme with Willmott Dixon.


Two students studying Level 3 Construction & Built Environment at Oaklands College have successfully been offered a place on a management traineeship programme this September. 

Tasmin Owen and Daniel Wickenden will be joining the management trainee scheme at Willmott Dixon in September 2021, after they complete the second year of their course in June 2021. 

The programme, which is open to school and college leavers and skilled trades people, offers the opportunity to gain valuable experience in a variety of different jobs and disciplines. 

Developing young construction professionals for 35 years, the programme offers college students the opportunity to begin a four-year management trainee programme and enter full-time employment within a growing and successful sector.

Both Tasmin and Daniel successfully completed an in-depth application process and were selected for the programme ahead of a large number of applicants. 

Core Skills Lecturer Jacqui Chaston, who has liaised with Willmott Dixon throughout the process said: 

“Both Tasmin and Daniel started their Oaklands journeys in 2019 and have made the most of the opportunities to network with industry professionals to build up their CVs. I am very proud of them both, to be chosen over 600 graduates and peers is a great achievement. 

Interim Principal Dr. Jan Edrich said: 

“It is both pleasing and rewarding to see current Oaklands students benefiting from the college’s close working relationship with Willmott Dixon, who are not only dedicated to providing the college with a modern new campus, but to creating valuable opportunities and employment for our existing and future students.”

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