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Graduate Design Manager

Scheme at Ardmore Construction

Graduate Design Manager

Scheme at Ardmore Construction

  • LocationLondon, UK
  • Position levelScheme
  • Job period iconFull-time employment
  • Application deadline iconPosted on 18 Nov, 2018
  • Start date iconStart date:
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  • Competitive£ 27,000.0 per year

In just 40 years Ardmore has become one of the largest family owned construction groups in the UK. Although we work across the nation we're best known as London's Builder. Multi-phase regeneration schemes with dense urban housing to high rise developments, luxury residential projects and bespoke hotels are a few examples of our work.

Typically, our projects have values between £30m to £200m and all entail the provision of contiguous piled basements, multi storey RC frame construction with a variety of cladding façade finishes. Internally the projects are fitted out to high specification using natural stone, hardwoods and stainless-steel products, with a complex services package completing the fit out.


Graduates are placed on a 24 months’ structured development programme covering the whole lifecycle of a project from site possession, through to fit-out and reporting structures. The programme is rotational and designed to provide graduates with an insight of other how other departments work within our business. These include Project Management, Commercial, Civil Engineering, Pre-Construction, Supply Chain and Health & Safety.

The aim is to equip the graduate with necessary knowledge and skills to be able to provide project design management and design coordination on their own within 4 to 5 years. This will include managing the design team, sub-contract/supply chain design and to provide design and technical support to the site team. Your individual effort will be supplemented by a range of internal seminars and reviewed quarterly so that you receive comprehensive feedback on your progression.


The candidate will work closely with / shadowing Design Manager. You will be assigned to various tasks during the course of your training period to cover elements from document control, design meeting management, design development, subcontractor and supply chain design management through site inspections to O&M Manual compilation.


·Min 2:1 BSc in Architecture or any other design related degree at BSc, PG Dip or MSc level.

·Proficient use of MS Office

·CSCS card

·Previous experience on site advantageous (work placement / summer placements)

In addition, you will–

·have a good understanding of team dynamics and will support people in the team to achieve shared goals

·be able to demonstrate strong communication and interpersonal skills

·be self-confident and articulate

·be resilient and work successfully under pressure

·be self-disciplined, and organised with well-developed time management skills


At Ardmore we have a four-stage process:


2.PPA Assessment - examines likely behaviours at work. This takes 8 minutes on average to complete.

3.Graduate Assessment Day

4.Final Stage Interviews


The deadline for applications are Monday 31st December 2018.


In relation to speculative CVs received from providers without a prior assignment issued in writing by Ardmore's Recruitment team, no fee payable by Ardmore will apply. We do not use recruitment agencies for graduate level recruitment and therefore ask that unsolicited CVs are not sent to us.

Ardmore are an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender, reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy or maternity.

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Job location

28 Wharf Rd, London, UK