We’ve been voted the best place for graduates in construction and civil engineering across the UK, and our award-winning Graduate Programme is designed to give you a rich, hands-on experience where you will develop your technical skills, grow your network and gain professional qualifications if you want to. We are also proud to be a gold member of the 5% club – an association that recognises employers with at least 5% of their workforce in ‘earn and learn’ positions.

Work with some of the best people in the industry in a full-time role, as you start an exciting and rewarding career where you will be enabled to add value to society.

Our development programme lasts for two years and runs in parallel to your permanent job, with seven modules including our much enjoyed Module 4, a teambuilding event in the great outdoors designed to bring out your interpersonal and leadership skills, and complement the hands-on technical experience that you will gain in your role.

If you decide to work towards professional qualifications, we will fully fund your qualification and pair you with a dedicated mentor. You will also have access to the GT Academy, an online portal that will aid your professional development both while on the Graduate Programme and onwards in your career.

Our programme culminates with a celebration of you and a promotion within your role to start the next stage of your career.

Why work with us

As a leading construction company, we take our role in society seriously, working to improve the UK’s built environment and delivering lasting change for the communities we work in.

Our purpose is to improve people’s lives by building the facilities and infrastructure that communities need; providing opportunities for our people to learn, grow and progress; working with our supply chain to promote the very best working practices and caring for the environment in which we work.

We believe success comes from our people, so we create a culture at Galliford Try in which you can thrive, ensuring we nurture an environment where you feel welcomed, valued and included so you are enabled to achieve your potential whatever your background.

Our Agile Working programme empowers you with flexibility in when, where and how you work. Where appropriate, site and office-based employees can take advantage of a wide variety of working practices, offering different amounts of structure, regularity and flexibility to suit your needs as well as those of your wider team.

Health and safety extends to wellbeing at Galliford Try and our ‘Be Well’ programme offers discounts on gym memberships and features advice and support for a range of issues. Our links with Mates in Mind also enable us to support our teams when it comes to the important theme of mental health and our employee assistance programme also provides free 24/7 support to those who need it.

Driven by our values, we are people-orientated and progressive, and our offering is defined by our people. So, if you’re a team player, committed, talented, enthusiastic and want to make a difference to the world around you, join our team and learn from the best.

What you will be doing

Galliford Try Investments are seeking a Graduate to join their team in delivering new business opportunities in the development arena, predominantly on large scale city centre residential developments across the UK.

This will involve working with a team in establishing new opportunities in which we can invest, bid and secure new projects, ensuring the successful delivery of these projects and maximising the opportunities for all parts of the Group. You will:

  • Help to identify, track and develop future opportunities for GT Investments, predominantly in the Build to Rent residential sector.
  • Engage with clients, land owners and funding partners to develop a close relationship, gaining a broad understanding of their needs, requirements and pressures, (e.g. political and financial). Develop a partnership approach with the client involving all members of their team and appropriate members of the bid team and establish who the decision makers are and their key drivers.
  • Manage and coordinate the project process, ensuring all parties (including colleagues, external partners and professional advisors), have a clear understanding of the project strategy, what is expected of them and their responsibilities in the process.
  • Support the assembly, writing and submission of proposals and offers to ensure that they fully reflect the client’s requirements and manage our risks.
  • Coordinate, manage and attend meetings with the client and other members of the project team.
  • Support the production of presentations and participating in presentation of bid proposals to the client and other stakeholders.
  • Support the production of development appraisals for projects and ensuring inputs are received on time and are inclusive of all cost requirements.
  • Understand the risks of the project and manage the transfer of those risks where appropriate, working with the commercial team to deliver commercially acceptable solutions.
  • Engage with the design and build contractor, the design team, the service provider and other key partners, funders and advisors to produce an integrated solution that meets the desired requirements and fits within the financial constraints of the project.
  • Support internal reporting, board and consortium sign off procedures and processes including agreeing bid budgets and controlling expenditure.
  • Assist in the appointment of project advisors, design teams and specialists.
  • Support negotiation of contracts from Preferred Bidder to Financial Close.
  • Support the disposal of investment assets to align with our strategic investment plans.

Our benefits

On top of a competitive salary of £29,500, you’ll benefit from flexible working with the freedom to adapt your working life around your home life to achieve a proper balance.

  • Company car / car allowance (role dependent)
  • Generous holiday entitlement, increasing with years of service, plus the opportunity to purchase further holidays each year
  • A wide range of corporate discounts
  • Cycle to Work schemes
  • Comprehensive pension plan
  • Regular Save as You Earn share purchase scheme
  • Private medical scheme options are available for all salaried employees and our employee assistance programme also provides free 24/7 support to those who need it

What we’re looking for

  • Graduates from a wide range of backgrounds, including Property Management, Project Management, Urban Planning, Real Estate (or similar)
  • Eligibility to work and live in the UK without restriction
  • Passion, flexibility, resilience and adaptability
  • Ability to absorb and comprehend information from a number of sources and disciplines
  • Ability to work under pressure, developing workable programmes and delivering to deadlines.
  • Good communication skills with the ability to communicate with a wide range of stakeholders
  • A self-starter with a flexible but robust approach, and able to work as part of a team
  • Highly motivated and curious, self-confident individuals
  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Assertive and persuasive with well developed influencing skills
  • Ability to organise and lead formal presentations
  • Good attention to detail
  • Willingness to get involved in key projects
  • Ability to become a valued member of the team
  • A highly organised approach to work
  • Full UK driving licence (or currently learning)

Additional information

Galliford Try welcomes applications from candidates who would like to work full-time, reduced hours or flexibly and this will be discussed in more detail as part of the recruitment process. We encourage you and would be grateful if you could confirm any requirements we can reasonably fulfil to make this application a positive experience for you.

Don’t meet every requirement of the role? Studies have shown that some people are less likely to apply for jobs unless they meet every single qualification. At Galliford Try, we are committed to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every requirement of the role, we encourage you to apply anyway. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.

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