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Balfour Beatty

Some people spend their entire lives trying to make a big impact, But you could do it from the very start of your career.

Who we are

We are Balfour Beatty, the UK's leading construction, investments and infrastructure business. Each day our projects change people’s lives and communities for the better. Each year we seek the best graduates from a broad range of backgrounds and disciplines to come and join our ever changing business. We’ve built the famous Olympics Aquatic Centre, Blackfriars Rail Station, Renewable Energy Projects; and you’ll find our mark in all kinds of infrastructure that makes our lives better and simpler, such as schools and hospitals, social housing, major roads, rail, gas, water and power networks.

Our opportunities

We’re looking to meet graduates from a variety of disciplines who want challenging and meaningful careers in technical engineering and the commercial business world.

Our opportunities for graduates are endless. Whether joining on our technical or business scheme, you get real responsibility from day 1.

Our programme combines working on the job on a key project such as Crossrail, the M25, or the Olympic Stadium regeneration scheme for example; as well as the technical training, leadership development and gaining professional industry qualifications.

Our technical graduate scheme focuses on a breadth of capabilities and depth of technical expertise in areas such as:

  • Building/construction management
  • Engineering (civil, electrical, mechanical, building services)
  • Quantity surveying / commercial management
  • Health & safety
  • Design
  • Environmental

Our business graduate scheme offers a breadth of general management and support function expertise in areas such as:

  • Investments
  • HR
  • IT
  • Marketing
  • General management
  • Finance

In addition to our graduate scheme we also offer undergraduates the opportunity to join us on our Summer and Internship Placement Programmes. They offer a competitive salary and invaluable professional and personal work experience.

Our summer placement programme lasts between 8 and 12 weeks and are a great way of getting a taste of a career at Balfour Beatty. Our Summer Placement Scheme offers roles in:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Construction Management
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Commercial Management

Our industrial placement programme lasts between 6 months and one year months and they provide a deeper insight into a career with Balfour Beatty. The programme provides structured work experience along with a competitive salary, benefits, training and a qualified mentor. The experience you gain can also count towards a professional qualification. Do well and strive to achieve and the result can lead to you being offered sponsorship or a place on our Graduate Programme once you have completed your chosen degree.

Our Industrial Placement Scheme offers roles in:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Construction Management
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Commercial Management

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