Training and development

Our focus is on how we retain and develop people to be the best in our industry

Our people are our main asset and we go to great lengths to provide a working environment which sustains a challenged and content workforce.

We believe that providing individuals with opportunity for personal growth is essential to their well-being.

Our commitment is backed up by our Investors in People (IIP) accreditation which was gained in the early 1990s and has been maintained ever since.

We were recently awarded the Gold standard in Construction; only 4% of companies that are IIP accredited have the Gold standard.


Training and development courses

Over a third of our employees have taken part in our comprehensive management and leadership development programmes. As part of this, we have a 12 month programme to help our current and future leaders maximise their potential. This programme has been academically accredited so that individuals gain credits towards a Masters degree.

We also have a wide range of training courses in our online brochure. Our focus in recent years has been to provide comprehensive technical and sustainability training, in addition to health and safety, managerial and personal development training.

We actively encourage the attainment of professional qualifications and membership with organisations, such as the Chartered Institute of Building or Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors.

Fantastic facilities

Many of the courses are delivered at our bespoke Training Centre in Basingstoke. The Willmott Dixon training centre is a place of learning excellence for all Willmott Dixon employees. Furthermore, the facility is a valuable resource for the local business community as an affordable, and yet professional, meeting and training venue.


In 2013 we opened our Willmott Dixon 4Life Academy. This is a £1m investment to Birmingham and a national centre of excellence for the company. It provides employee training and is open for use by businesses, colleges, community groups and others. The Academy aims to leave a tangible legacy in Birmingham, and tackle social exclusion with transferable industry skills.