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The challenges involved in driving one of the world’s leading infrastructure groups are individually career-defining. Together, they’ll help you develop the knowledge, confidence, expertise and strategic acumen you’ll need to become a real authority in your field.

Our business schemes call for wide-ranging skills, so this is exactly what you’ll gain. You’ll join a thriving graduate network. And as you progress, you’ll have the freedom to tailor your path into roles and disciplines where you can put your biggest and best ideas into practice.

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The four main disciplines are:

  • Bid management
  • Business management
  • Finance
  • Human Resources


Our two-year, formal development programmes are designed to help you realise your potential. So expect well-structured training, world-class colleagues and loads of hands-on experience.

Your time on the programme will see you gaining all kinds of specialist skills and eye-catching achievements. You’ll prove yourself across a range of projects, sectors and roles. And you’ll likely be on your way to a professional qualification.


As you’d expect, we’ll pay for your study towards relevant professional qualifications such as:

  • Chartered Institute of Marketing
  • Chartered Institute for Professional Development
  • British Institute of Facilities Management
  • Association of Chartered Certified Accountants
  • Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development


As well as a competitive salary, there are generous benefits, depending on which area you join. Generally, this includes a pension scheme, the option to join our Share Incentive Plan, up to 25 days’ holiday per year and other flexible perks.


We have graduate opportunities all over the country. Simply search for a vacancy near you.


You’ll need at least a 2:2 degree, ideally in a business-related subject.

Learning and Development

We’ll take learning seriously here, so you’ll join all the other graduates on core modules that will help you efficiently manage projects and hone your leadership style. You’ll build on this strong foundation with specialist modules that focus on the unique technical skills for your discipline.

There’s far more to this than study, though. In fact, our 70/20/10 development structure means you’ll spend 70% of the time learning on-the-job, 20% learning from others; and 10% from those more formal courses.

By the time you finish the scheme, you’ll have a wealth of knowledge. And the learning will continue, with regular training sessions and any further support you need to become a member of professional body.