Technical Graduate Schemes

Technical Graduate Schemes

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Balfour Beatty has a breadth of capabilities and depth of technical expertise making it a great place to build on your specialist knowledge.

We look to recruit graduates from the following technical disciplines:

  • Building/Construction Management
  • Engineering (Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Building Services)
  • Environmental
  • Health and Safety
  • Quantity Surveying / Commercial Management
  • Transportation Planning

During our technical graduate programme you will be assigned a mentor and invited to attend Group graduate-based events, which will provide you with an opportunity to network with your peers and share best practice. As a Balfour Beatty graduate you will follow a formal development programme that will equip you with the skills needed to become a technical specialist in your chosen field.

Upon completion of the technical graduate programme you can expect to continue a career in a range of areas such as: Building Services Engineer, Civil Engineer, Construction Site Manager, Design Engineer, Environmental Consultant, Estimator, Planner, Power Engineer, Project Manager, and Quantity Surveyor.

Qualifications gained:

Most of our development schemes lead to professional qualifications, such as ICE, IMechE, IET, CIBSE, CIHT, CIOB, RICS or CICES. 

Our ‘Principles of Project Management’ training is aligned to the professional standards of the Association of Project Managers so you can achieve a qualification which is recognised internationally.


You will receive a competitive salary dependent upon your specific graduate role and an array of benefits.

Benefits vary across our businesses but generally include a pension scheme, participation in our flexible benefits programme (so you can choose the package that is right for you), the ability to join the Share Incentive Plan (SIP) and up to 25 days holiday per year. You may receive a travel allowance or company car and some areas of the business also help towards professional institution fees.

Scheme duration: 

The scheme will last for two to three years but further training will follow and achievement of professional membership is encouraged.

Scheme location: 


Entry qualifications required: 

A 2:2* degree or above in an engineering, construction, mathematics, software engineering or environmental studies subject to apply.  You will usually need to pass aptitude tests depending on the scheme.  Full details will be stated in the job advert.

 *some areas of the business may still require a 2:1

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