Graduate Programme

Civil Engineering - Excelerate Graduate Programme

September 2019 intake

About us

John Sisk & Son is an innovative, international, engineering and construction company. We are a progressive business with long term vision, operating since 1859. Sisk is Ireland’s No1 provider of construction services with extensive operations across Ireland, the United Kingdom and mainland Europe. Sisk has the track record, scale and capacity to successfully undertake large, complex, multidisciplinary programmes and we are recognised by our global customers as world leaders in safe delivery. Our vision is to dedicate ourselves to Building Excellence, delivering projects of consistently high quality which exceed our client’s expectations. Our people are at the heart of our success and live by our company values of care, excellence and integrity. We have ambitious growth plans and are looking for our next generation of graduates to continue our success story.

John Sisk & Son

Our vision is to dedicate ourselves to Building Excellence, delivering projects of constantly high quality which exceed our clients' expectations.

The role

John Sisk & Son are looking for talented graduates to join ‘Excelerate’, our three year graduate development programme, designed to put you in good stead to work towards professional accreditation and chartership during and shortly after the completion of the programme. If you have recently graduated or are due to graduate with a good civil engineering degree in summer 2019 and are passionate about establishing a career with a leading building contractor, then we may be just right for you!

You will join Sisk on the Excelerate graduate programme in September 2019. You will complete a series of placements across the business (ranging between 3 – 12 months each), supplemented by high-quality professional training to ensure that you develop a broad range of skills and experience. You therefore must be geographically mobile across our domestic & international markets (England, Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales, and in some cases – continental Europe).

You will be a team player, have fresh ideas and be prepared to challenge us and yourself every step of the way.

The selection process has been rigorously designed to ensure that we, as a company, select the right individuals for our strategy, but also that you – as a candidate – select the right company to build your career with.

In return you will get a competitive salary, strong start to your career and its progression in the construction industry, excellent support and a guidance network.

The deadline for applications for the 2019 intake is 11th November 2018 with assessment days taking place at our UK and Ireland offices between early December 2018 and January 2019.


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Opportunity Overview

  • November 11th, 2018
  • Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • UK and Ireland

Disciplines accepted...

  • Civil

Employee Profiles

Dylan O’Regan - Excelerate Graduate Engineer (2017 intake)

"The programme allows you to gain a wealth of experience through varied placements."

Alexandros Belcher - Graduate Excelerate programme (2015 intake)

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