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We’re all about making a positive impact, whether that’s through our work or supporting our own people. That’s why we work towards training and developing the talent of graduates, ensuring that we’re always pushing ourselves, pushing our limits and pushing for a journey that’s worth talking about.
All graduates start their journey on our Graduate Development Programme – and it’s a journey that can lead all the way to becoming a member of our leadership team.
Kier graduates get full immersion into our business and build skills that endure far beyond the programme.
Your programme will give you a combination of:
You'll be supported in your day-to-day work by an on-the-job line manager, while an experienced ‘professional body mentor' will help you develop clear goals, expand your skills and work towards chartership of your relevant professional body. Progress will be assessed during six-monthly reviews. Once you've completed the three-year programme you'll continue to receive ongoing support from your mentor and the GDP team to complete your chartership.
There will also be opportunities to inspire young people by becoming a 'Construction Ambassador', train as a mentor, and win a Recognition Award for your hard work and achievements.
Sound interesting? Click here to view our current graduate opportunities.
To be successful we need the best people out there in the right places, graduates who believe in our values and have the talent to thrive.
Academically, we look for a minimum 2.2 degree or European equivalent across majority of our graduate development programmes. For some of our programmes we will need you to achieve a minimum 2.1 degree. Please refer to the specific programme advert for the exact requirements. Additionally, for our construction related programmes, your degree will need to be a professionally accredited degree in a discipline such as Civil Engineering, Design, Commercial Services or Construction Management or as specified by the vacancy.
Programmes within our corporate functions such as Finance, HR and Marketing, we are open on degree types unless specified in the programme advert.
In addition, we also offer a Quantity Surveying MSc conversion programme for those with a 2:2 degree or higher wishing to pursue a career in construction, typically you will require a degree in mathematics, science and or an analytical business degree. Relevant industry experience will also be considered for those with a 2:2 degree or above.