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Are you looking to start your career after your studies? Our Early Careers programme gives you the opportunity to challenge yourself and be part of the solution to make the world work better.

The Early Careers programme we offer has been carefully developed by the business so that you will become the best professional you can be. We want to bring out the best of your abilities whilst giving you a deep insight into the world of Infrastructure Engineering so then you can be the catalyst for change.

You'll learn. You'll gain skills. You'll explore our business and our sectors having real control over where you go and what you experience next. And you'll do it all as part of a busy community of Apprentices, Year in Industry students and Graduates.

What you can expect 

As a Quantity Surveying Graduate, you will be supported throughout the Early Careers Programme. You will join a two year multi-touch point programme where the focus is all about Leading Self. This will set the foundations and provide essential skills for you to build the best version of yourself. The programme includes:

  • Residential and online training
  • Technical & personal skills
  • Support towards professional development such as chartership
  • Voluntary social value projects
  • Experiential learning by doing
  • A professional role within one of our respective business areas
  • As a permanent employee of Balfour Beatty, you will be entitled to our full suite of benefits

As a valued member of our commercial team, you'll be involved in many aspects of quantity surveying. Well help you develop your technical and leadership skills, so you'll see your responsibilities increase throughout the scheme.

A typical day could include valuing projects from start to finish, arranging payments, tracking pre- and post-documentation, and understanding cost and value. You'll be responsible for weekly and monthly works programmes, with a fantastic opportunity to enhance your commercial risk and legal skills. You'll also work closely with our contractors to ensure a project is supervised and aligning to the correct procedures to meet our legal and quality standard.

These roles are UK wide and could be based in the following locations: Central Scotland, East Anglia, East Midlands, North East England, North West England, South East England, South West England, West Midlands, Yorkshire

What we expect from you

  • Graduates that ideally have experience or completed a previous placement
  • On track to graduate in Quantity Surveying or Commercial Management with a minimum 2:2 in 2024 or within the last three years.
  • Eligibility to work and live in the UK at the time of joining and for the duration of the two year programme
  • Ideally expect to hold a full UK drivers licence at the time of joining (September 2024)
  • A flexible approach to work and able to adapt to change and working environments (you may be required to relocate as part of the programme)
  • A commitment to not only operate within a professional role, but to attend and apply yourself to all elements of the Programme
  • A team focus with the ability to communicate and build strong relationships with a wide variety of people at all levels.

Our recruitment journey

To ensure you feel prepared and informed at each stage of our recruitment journey we wanted to share with you our three key stages;

Stage one getting to know you

We are curious as to how you think and respond in certain situations, your natural preferences, the way you navigate environments and how you interact with others.

To help us explore this, we will be asking you to complete a short questionnaire which looks at behaviours, preferences, and experiences in relation to different aspects of your working/professional life.

Stage two: One way video Interview

This next stage is a one-way video interview where you will be asked three questions virtually either via sound or in written form. Instead of responding to a person, we would like you to use your computer, mobile or tablets camera to record and submit your answers.

There is no preparation required for this part of the process and for assurance, all video interviews are reviewed by our amazing Early Careers recruitment team who are all humans.

Stage three: In-person or online interview

This is the final stage of our recruitment journey and is where we get to meet you in person, either in one of our offices, or online via Teams.

For us the most exciting part as we love hearing all about you. We also want to ensure you are getting the most out of your recruitment journey, so it's important you are curious and ask us questions too!

Join us

We are more than construction. Every day, our projects change the way the world looks and improve the way it works. And because we do more, you will too! So don't hesitate, our application window is open until midnight on 3rd March 2024. If you think you can make a difference here at Balfour Beatty then apply today!