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Tarmac
Construction Solutions
Tarmac is the UK’s leading sustainable construction materials, road contracting and building products business.
  • Our innovative products and solutions not only safely deliver the infrastructure needed to grow the UK economy today, but also help to create a more sustainable built environment for the country’s long-term future. 
  • We have contributed to some of the UK’s biggest construction projects including The Sainsbury Laboratory, Wembley Stadium, Heathrow Terminal 5, Blackpool Sea Defences, The Shard and London 2012.
  • We have over 150 years of experience and employ around 7,000 people across a nationwide network of 400+ sites. 

More than meets the eye, more than just a job

There’s so much more to Tarmac than meets the eye – with a wide variety of roles that will suit your lifestyle. We have opportunities based outdoors  on site, in one of our offices, or you can even  find yourself a role that is a mix of both!

Build your future with a career at Tarmac

Joining our graduate programme gives you the chance to build your own future, whilst helping us shape and develop a more sustainable future for the UK. You’ll learn from the best in the industry, receive formal training and qualifications, and be welcomed into a family and culture which supports you to enjoy yourself and excel at work.

So much more than roads

We firmly believe we offer so much more than  ‘just a job’, it’s a real opportunity for you to build a successful career, shape the world we live in and enjoy yourself in work. And with sites spanning  the whole country, and opportunities available  in everything from engineering and IT to procurement and logistics, we really do have something for everybody. 

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STRABAG UK and ZÜBLIN
Tunnelling
With an extensive portfolio of international projects, STRABAG is a global leader in end-to-end tunnelling solutions.
  • From the initial tunnel design to manufacture and installation, we are experts in all aspects of tunnelling.
  • We have successfully completed numerous large and technically complex tunnel projects, to the most exacting standards, both in Europe and around the world.
  • We utilise the latest innovative tunnelling technology and have developed technically and economically advanced tunnel construction methods.
  • Our skilled, competent and innovative engineers and workforce have substantial expertise and experience. 

Your career starts here

As a globally active construction technology company with over 70,000 employees at more  than 500 locations, we’re looking for talented, ambitious graduates and students to join our team.

Lay the foundations for your future

Get prepared for the challenges of your future career with our 11-15 month trainee programme  in technical and business fields. You’ll learn all about our different organisational units and business areas, and you’ll be guided throughout  by experienced experts, managers and mentors who will provide regular feedback.

And with our four to six month internships, you won’t just learn about exciting projects, you’ll lay the foundations for your future career. Countless former interns now have permanent positions with us – many around the world. 

Ready to join our team?

So, would you like to join  our team and contribute to our success story? We hope that you would, and we look forward to your application! 

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Sisk
Contracting
Sisk is an innovative, international, construction and engineering company with a 160 year history.
  • We are Ireland’s number one provider of construction services with extensive operations across Ireland, the UK and mainland Europe.
  • We have a number of key projects throughout Europe for major pharmaceutical, retail and technology clients. 
  • We were the first European contractor to introduce robotics to construction projects, investing €150k as part of our commitment to enhance productivity and minimise health and safety risks on our sites.
  • We are committed to achieving net zero by 2030. 

Have you got what it takes to work at Sisk?

From data centres to penthouse apartments, railways and roads to pharma and tech, we’ve completed some of the biggest projects in the UK, Ireland and Europe. Now we want you to come and join us!

A career with international potential

A career with us offers you the opportunity to  see different parts of our business. On our Early Careers programmes, whether you’re a degree apprentice, a placement student or a graduate, you’ll not just learn the industry, but you’ll live it too. And on our graduate programme you’ll have the chance to spend time on site working on exciting international projects and different  types of builds.

Be our next generation

We are looking for our next generation of talent to continue our success story. So if you’re passionate  about building your career in  the construction industry and would like to help us deliver landmark projects, we want  to hear from you. 

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Kier Group
Quantity Surveying
Kier is a leading UK construction and infrastructure services company, providing specialist design and build capabilities.
  • Our purpose is to sustainably deliver infrastructure which is vital to the UK. At the core of our project delivery is technical excellence, utilising the latest building methods, innovations and technology.
  • We have worked on some of the UK’s largest infrastructure projects, including HS2, as well as maintaining road and water networks and installing full fibre broadband to properties. We are also the UK’s leading regional builder, delivering critical social infrastructure such as schools and hospitals.
  • We have a network of 67 offices across the UK.

Do you want to join the construction revolution?

A revolution is taking place in the construction industry with sustainability, data and new technologies driving real change. And we want people like you to join us. 

Get your career off to a flying start

If you’re enthusiastic, good at working with others, forward thinking and have a passion for building  a career in the built environment, then come and join our team. We want our people to be the best, so we’ll dedicate the time and resources needed to give you practical on-the-job experience, formal technical and commercial learning, first-line management skills and the professional development you will need to excel. 

A meaningful career that makes an impact

Every project we work on draws on the skills and expertise of our people. Their job is to make a positive impact on the world and on local communities. Because what we achieve together in a day  will have benefits that last for generations. And we’d  like you to be a part of that.  

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