Quick facts
  • Year established:
    1852 - John Willmott & Sons
  • Website:
    http://www.willmottdixon.co.uk
  • Contact
    • Willmott Dixon Ltd, Spirella 2, Icknield Way, Letchworth Garden City, Hertfordshire, United Kingdom, SG6 4GY

About Willmott Dixon Construction

Willmott Dixon Construction are a family run, national construction contractor who deliver building projects in numerous fields including the education sector, the health sector and for residential and local authorities.

Despite Willmott Dixon's extensive growth over the past 150 years, they have kept culture and family values at the heart of everything that they do. A testament to this is the number of long serving employees still working for the business; including their current Group CEO.

Values and behaviours have a great importance at Willmott Dixon, they expect their senior management team to demonstrate these values each day through their actions. The Group Chief Executive, holds them accountable for this at all times. He sets the standard high, as the leader of an organisation with a strong moral compass and family ethos.

Their CEO remains close to his people by speaking at every regional staff meeting and is widely admired for his values and humour. He keeps a keen interest in the lives of employees outside of work and is known for offering support when significant challenges are faced by people. This sends a strong message to the business and underpins the family culture that he personally nurtures.


What is it like to work for Willmott Dixon Construction

Personal Growth
Personal Growth
'MyLearning' gives everyone the opportunity to create and share playlists on learning that they have found invaluable. Whether that is a book they have found inspirational, a TED talk that has changed their thinking, an article that has amazed them or a podcast they have loved.
Giving Something Back
Giving Something Back
Willmott Dixon encourage environmental-performance: a proportion of bonuses relates to carbon-performance. They give generous green-bonuses to those choosing low-emissions company/private cars. 
My Company
My Company
The refer a friend scheme for current employees at Willmott Dixon is designed to encourage referrals from friends and family. If an employee successfully refers someone they receive a financial incentive that is graded according to the level of role the referred person is successfully hired into.

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Benefits:

  • Charity Activities
    Charity Activities

    At least 40% of staff are known to undertake charitable activities during business hours without incurring financial loss

  • Holidays
    Holidays

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  • Gym
    Gym

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  • Health Insurance
    Health Insurance

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  • Pensions
    Pensions

    Companies offering a final salary scheme to all employees, or one in which the employer's contribution is at least 5%

  • Long Service
    Long Service

    40% of employees have more than 5 years' service

  • Profit Related Payment
    Profit Related Payment

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  • Development
    Development

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

  • Family Friendly
    Family Friendly

    School hours contracts offered to all staff

Company Statistics

  • Staff:

    1701

  • UK sites:

    18

  • Average Age:

    41

  • Staff Turnover:

    6%

  • Earning £35,000+:

    72%

  • Male : Female:

    77% / 23%

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