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International Business Graduate 2017

About the role

Graduate - International Business

Balfour Beatty Investments is responsible for providing the investment capability for the Group working closely with the other parts of the business to deliver complex infrastructure projects for our customers.

Our aim is to invest in infrastructure and development projects that generate an attractive investment return while also providing profitable construction and support services opportunities to the rest of the Balfour Beatty group.

A leader in UK and North America, Balfour Beatty Investments has established a proven track record of developing and financing projects over the last 21 years. The portfolio currently comprises of 75 projects, with a Directors’ Valuation of £1.25 billion (as at 30 June 2016). In recent years we have expanded into new markets including offshore transmission, student accommodation and the private rental sector.

What you'll be doing

Working in the Investments business at Balfour Beatty is an exciting place to be. You will get the opportunity to work with amazing people every day to help create the infrastructure society needs to evolve.

Working in our team is incredibly varied as we are involved in a project throughout its infrastructure lifecycle; from planning and design right through the construction phase into operations. The sectors we operate in vary significantly too, from delivering student accommodation facilities to transporting power from offshore wind farms.

Even though Balfour Beatty Investments operates globally we are one big team; a global collection of experts in project finance, bidding and service delivery.

As an International Business Graduate, you will embark on a two year programme of key placements across different parts of the business (typically up to 6 months). This may involve spending time in a different country (US, Canada and the UK). In each placement you will be expected to be an integral part of the team. Upon completion of the programme our current expectation is that you will reside within the business development areas of our business, which will involve working within the bid teams to actively secure new business for the growth of Balfour Beatty Investments.

Who we're looking for

To be considered for our graduate scheme, you’ll have:

  • Drive and energy with a self-motivated attitude to your development
  • At least a 2:1 in your degree
  • Strong interest in being involved in complex infrastructure projects
  • A wish to work internationally for a short period of time while on placement
  • A team-focus with the ability to interact with a wide variety of people at all levels
  • A full, clean UK driving licence

Who we’re looking for:

We are looking for creative thinkers who are motivated by the prospect of managing bid budgets and problem solving. We invest in large complex infrastructure projects in the UK, US and Canada, so you will need to be flexible and willing to work internationally to support our future growth.

Salary & benefits:

We offer a competitive salary, the opportunity to join a contributory pension scheme, private healthcare and a flexible benefits package. If you are a member of a professional institution, your annual fees will also be covered.

Why work for us

Balfour Beatty Investments is responsible for providing the investment capability for the Group working closely with the other parts of the business to deliver complex infrastructure projects for our customers.

We raise and structure finance to help customers achieve goals that might otherwise be unattainable. We also invest directly in infrastructure assets, particularly where there are opportunities to manage the project upon completion and enhance operational efficiency.

A leader in UK and North America, Balfour Beatty Investments has established a proven track record of developing and financing projects over the last 15 years. The portfolio currently comprises of over 70 projects, with a Directors’ Valuation of £1.3 billion (as at December 2014). In recent years we have expanded into new markets including offshore transmission, waste and student accommodation.

About us

For more information about what you can expect as a Balfour Beatty Apprentice and what’s involved in the scheme visit the website and view the profiles of our current apprentices across the Group.

Should you require any further support with your application please contact The Emerging Talent Team on emerging.talent@balfourbeatty.com

Balfour Beatty is an equal opportunities employer and has been accredited with the Positive About Disabled People (“Two Ticks”) symbol and are a member of Stonewall’s Diversity Champions programme.

Closing Date: 15th December 2016

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