How to apply
Who can apply?
Our emphasis is on your future potential rather than experience you’ve gained to date. Placements are all about helping you develop the technical, commercial and personal skills that will ensure your long-term success. That said, there are a few basic requirements, and you must be able to work legally in the UK.
12-Month Built Environment Placements. You’ll need to be in the penultimate year of an undergraduate degree such as Construction Management, Civil Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Architectural Technology, Building Surveying or another discipline related to the built environment.
12-Month Finance, Sales & Marketing or HR Placements. You’ll need to be in the penultimate year of an undergraduate degree related to Finance, Business, Marketing or HR. Being able to demonstrate a strong interest in Finance, HR or Marketing coupled with an understanding of the construction industry would be an advantage.
Shorter Placements. You'll need to be in the first or second year of an undergraduate degree such as Construction Management, Civil Engineering, Quantity Surveying, Architectural Technology, Building Surveying or another discipline related to the built environment.
How to Apply
In 2017, we will not be running a formal Undergraduate Programme. However, some of our local divisions may have opportunities for students wishing to take a placement year student as part of their degree course. Please send a covering letter and a copy of your CV to your local division. Details of our divisions and our Head Office can be found here.
The most important thing you’ll bring is your personal qualities. We don’t expect everyone to be the same, far from it. We value diversity, but we do look for undergraduates who can demonstrate the qualities that will help them succeed. The experience you bring could be drawn from hobbies, study, part-time work, volunteering or even socialising and family life. Think carefully about how you match up to our competencies.
Big picture focus. You’re a well-rounded individual who has the initiative to make decisions, and the awareness to understand how these decisions will impact on the wider business.
Putting the customer first. You understand the importance of customers – both internal and external – and are always looking to meet their expectations and improve their experience.
Engage others to deliver. You understand the importance of teamwork, the difference in team members, and the value of honest, open feedback. You can work easily with everyone to achieve objectives.
Builds relationships. A confident communicator, you’re sensitive to other people’s views, but can present your own in a positive and persuasive manner. You’re comfortable in a range of social and professional situations.
Focused on success. Once you have an objective, you’ll work tirelessly to get there, thinking laterally, overcoming challenges, resolving issues and delivering.
Drives change and continuous improvement. You’re comfortable with change, can adapt positively to new challenges, and don’t mind stepping out of your comfort zone. Especially if it helps improve both our business, and you as a person.
Still have questions? Ask us on Twitter or like our Facebook page to gain more insights, email us email@example.com, or if you have a specific query, contact us on 01530 353116 Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm.
We are committed to offering equal opportunities to everyone, so if you have any special requirements, please contact us via email.