Each year since 2013, the Willmott Dixon Foundation has challenged a group of management trainees representing each of our local businesses to devise and deliver a community project that has a positive social or environmental impact.

Over the past decade, the Trainee Challenge has provided development opportunities, teambuilding, and fun for all those taking part. The aim of the challenge is to identify, plan and deliver a project which will leave a lasting legacy in support of the aims of the Willmott Dixon Foundation and simply make a difference to a local community, an organisation or a group of individuals.

The challenge is a fantastic way of embedding the principles of social value into our management trainees and allowing them to experience first-hand the challenges and rewards of managing a project that leaves a positive legacy in their local communities. It is often cited by the teams as one of the highlights of their whole traineeship.

Projects delivered by our trainees range from refurbishments to career support and sponsored walks to pub quizzes supporting a wide range of worth while charities and causes in the communities where we work.

In 2023, Willmott Dixon’s endeavours to improve the life chances of others and make society a better place won the King’s Awards for Enterprise for Promoting Opportunity.

Watch some of our previous trainee challenge videos:

Other examples of our Trainee Challenges can be found in social value activity case studies, here.