Quick facts
  • What we do:
    National Construction Contractor
  • Year established:
    1852
  • Website:
    http://www.willmottdixon.co.uk
  • Contact
    • Willmott Dixon Construction - Willmott Dixon House, 80 Wilbury Way, Hitchin, Hertfordshire, SG4 0TP

About Willmott Dixon Construction

Willmott Dixon was founded by John Willmott when he undertook his first contract for the sum of £1 at the Wimpole Estate in Cambridgeshire. The business has since grown to be one of the biggest privately owned construction companies in the UK employing over 1,600 Construction employees and making an annual turnover of over £1 billion.

Group Chief Executive, Rick Willmott, is the fifth generation of the Willmott family to lead the business, aided by some of the industry's most astute people and supported by a team of experts in construction and property services. Whilst their company has grown extensively, they have kept culture and family values at the heart of the organisation; being keen to promote from within.

Willmott Dixon Construction continually communicates their strong culture as they believe it is essential in ensuring that employees truly feel a valued part of the journey, as well as understand the direction of the company. Events are held which elevate this ambition. The events are all about inclusion, providing direction, celebrating successes and giving recognition - there is always a fun surprise for attendees too!


What is it like to work for Willmott Dixon Construction

Personal Growth
Personal Growth
They run a blended learning programme called ‘Coaching for Empowerment’, which helps facilitate cultural change across the company. This includes a workshop where actors first model poor behaviours, allowing learners to make corrections and then, later, interact with actors to improve skills in real-life scenarios.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
They incentivise the purchase or take-up of low-emissions or electric cars with a green bonus scheme. They also offer generous car-share payments, bike or train mileage and a Bike4Work scheme. Environmental performance is a consideration in employees’ annual bonus payments.
My Company
My Company
They have an ambition to be gender equal at all levels of their by 2030. They are doing this because they believe that complementary, gender diverse teams make better business decisions.Currently women comprise 24% of their workforce, twice the industry average.

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Benefits:

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 20% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Gym
    Gym

    Companies offering either free gym/ sports facilities or offering subsidised gym membership for all employees

  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

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  • Maternity
    Maternity

    At least 10 weeks’ full pay or generous alternative

  • Profit Related Payment
    Profit Related Payment

    Companies offering profit related pay to all employees

  • Development
    Development

    Companies who provide support for non-work related training to all staff

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to all staff

Company Statistics

  • UK sites:

    100

  • Staff:

    1693

  • Average Age:

    40

  • Staff Turnover:

    7%

  • Earning £35,000+:

    72%

  • Male : Female:

    79% / 21%

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