Graduate Opportunity

UK Graduate Contract Services Programme

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Company Description

Turner & Townsend is a global consultancy, applying technical excellence in their work across the real estate, infrastructure and natural resources sectors.

We have grown to become a world-leading professional services company. With 110 offices in 45 counties, we draw on extensive global and industry experience to manage risk while maximising value and performance during the construction and operation of our clients’ assets.

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Job Description

As a graduate with Turner & Townsend you will have the opportunity to develop first class consultancy skills and work with industry leading clients on some of the most exciting projects in the UK. You will be become a technical specialist and develop within our contract services area of the business.

Our contract services ‘intelligent procurement’ approach provides a procurement pathway from business and programme level strategy to contract award, managing the procurement process, implementing consistent procedures and engaging the supply chain. The team develop contract & commercial solutions for our clients which help maximise value from the supply chain and mitigate contractual risk. Our procurement & contract experts provide support and guidance to our clients through each stage of the process in order to develop optimised procurement solutions that deliver efficiencies and cost savings against their business requirements.

Graduate Development Programme (GDP)

Our GDP provides you with a structured learning environment that supports you to become a well-rounded consultant and accelerate your career as far and fast as possible.

You will be provided with a development path that is aligned to our internal competency frameworks and supports professional development and qualifications. This will help you and your manager monitor and plan your learning needs in order for you to progress in your career with us.

The GDP is designed to be:

  • A platform to enhance knowledge and gain first-hand experience
  • A training schedule to support and capture your learning and development needs and achievements
  • A learning tool document to track and report the development of your capabilities.

The 24-month GDP incorporates a training programme that will provide you with technical and behavioural training to enhance your knowledge and skills in line with one of the services we deliver.


We have opportunities for graduates in the following locations –

  • Birmingham
  • Bristol
  • Edinburgh
  • Glasgow
  • London.


To apply you must have or be expecting a 2:1 or 1st in your undergraduate degree in any STEM discipline and the right to live and work in the UK.

We also look for individuals with the following qualities -

  • Strong communicator
  • Committed to making a difference
  • Quality driven
  • Exceeds expectations
  • Team player
  • Commercial thinker
  • Passion for the construction industry
  • Desire to learn and grasp opportunities.

It’s not just about what you studied at university we welcome applications from all degree backgrounds. We are looking for individuals to have a passion for the industry and who are motivated by the work we do and the clients we work with. We actively encourage applications from all sectors of the community and value diversity in our business.

The benefits we offer include:

  • Competitive salary
  • Structured learning and development sessions throughout your programme
  • Support to become professionally qualified
  • Access to a range of online learning tools
  • Corporate gym membership
  • Pension
  • Employee assistance programme
  • Season ticket loan
  • Ability to buy or sell annual leave days
  • Company social events
  • Sports team membership
  • Mentoring
  • Cycle to work scheme.

Important note: please read before applying

As part of your application you will be asked to select preferred location and programme options. Please note that these are standardised across our graduate applications, please only select Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow or London for location and Contract Services for programme for this application. Any other options selected for your first choice will result in your application being unsuccessful. Other roles have already been filled and we cannot consider your application, all available UK graduate roles can be seen on our website.


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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Competitive + benefits
  • 2:1 and above
  • Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow and London
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Disciplines accepted...

  • All STEM disciplines

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