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At Bellway we recognise that people are the key to our success, and we are committed to building an inclusive culture that values and respects difference combined with creating a safe and inclusive working environment for all colleagues. This means we are positive about making adjustments as well as providing flexible working and we would be happy to talk to you about how this could work for you.

Following many years of successful programmes, we are delighted to be recruiting for the next cohort of our Graduate Programme ‘Great Careers built with us’ starting in September 2024.

We have the opportunity for a Legal and Company Secretarial Graduate to join our Group Head Office based in Newcastle Upon Tyne.

The role of Legal and Company Secretarial Graduate will be working as part of the company secretarial team and legal teams, to ensure the company complies with all financial and legal requirements, as well as maintaining its high standards of corporate governance.

The department also acts as a point of communication between the board of directors, company shareholders, and executive management team, meaning the ability to deal with a variety of stakeholders at all levels is key.

How does the graduate programme work?

The exciting and innovative 2-year programme is designed to develop talented individuals who will grow and potentially lead our business in the future.

You will have the opportunity to work across several different business functions to gain a full appreciation of the build life cycle, and understand how Bellway have earned an enviable reputation, built on the foundations of quality, service and trust.

Our successful cohort will attend a residential induction programme where you will be given the opportunity to learn more about the business, the 2-year programme and meet the other graduates.

Over the course of the programme, you will attend ‘skills camps’ and work on projects with your fellow graduates that provide ongoing development and support.

Our promise to you

  • You will learn from the best, through invaluable experience
  • You will join a reputable brand at an exciting time of continued growth
  • A fantastic working environment
  • We will develop you and provide ongoing support to be the best you can be

What’s the package?

  • Competitive starting salary at £28,000
  • Annual bonus scheme
  • 25 days annual leave plus bank holidays and option to purchase up to five additional days
  • Core/flexible working options depending on role
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Life assurance
  • ShareSave scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Access to BOB – our flexible benefits platform with discounts from over 800 retailers

What can you bring to Bellway?

The quality of our developments, the standard of our customer service, the strength of our business strategy and the value we deliver for our stakeholders are all a result of the talented people who, together, make up Bellway.

Because of this we are much more interested in what you could do, than what you have already done.

We are looking for graduates who can demonstrate the following behaviours:

  • Demonstrates commercial acumen
  • Ability to make reasoned decisions
  • Ability to work with people at all levels and from all backgrounds
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritise, and have good time management skills
  • Committed to diversity and inclusion

In addition to this, we are looking for graduates with the following:

  • 2:2 degree (or above) in Law LLB (Hons), BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance, BSc (Hons) Business Accounting, BA (Hons) Business Management, or similar
  • Willingness to travel around the UK and stay away from home for short periods of time
  • Ability to work flexibly to meet the needs of the business
  • In order to be considered for this programme you must be able to prove eligibility to work in the UK

The recruitment process

Online Application: Complete the application form online to submit your details. This will then be screened against our five core competencies listed below, which we feel are essential to effective performance at Bellway.

  • Great Communication
  • Effective Collaboration
  • Always Listening
  • Taking Ownership
  • Flexibility

Video Interview: Successful applicants will be invited to complete a Video Interview. This is a one-way video interview that you can record in your own time.

Final Interview: the final stage in the process is an in-person competency-based interview with the hiring team at our Group Head Office.

Key information

  • Your progress throughout your application will be communicated by our recruitment team via email or telephone – please be as responsive as possible.
  • The start date for the programme will be September 2024.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if a large volume of applications are received.