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We offer career opportunities in a wide variety of disciplines, from apprentice to director level, across the UK. We value equality, diversity and fairness. Our company is made stronger by the different perspectives people bring.

Our people are our greatest asset. They work collaboratively and passionately to deliver exceptional results for our customers. That’s why we invest in our people to enable them to be the best they can be.

When you join us, you’ll have access to ongoing development programmes, from hands-on workshops to mentoring sessions, to stretch your skills and build your network.

And you’ll be working alongside industry leading experts in digital construction and sustainable infrastructure, making engineering safer, more efficient, and more environmentally friendly.

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If you want to get straight into work after your degree or HND, one of our graduate programmes could be the right path for you.

We offer structured development in a professional workplace environment, leading to chartered engineer or surveyor status, without any more academic study.

We have well-established relationships with a range of professional institutions and industry partners. This means we can innovate our programmes ahead of the industry and nurture your skills to help you meet your ambitions.

We also offer summer and ‘year out’ placements to engineering and surveying undergraduates, where you can put theory into action on a live project.

This is your chance to gain valuable hands-on work experience before you graduate and, in many cases, could lead to a full-time graduate position.

For exceptional candidates, we can offer financial sponsorship for the remainder of your degree.


Starting as an assistant engineer you will have the opportunity to progress to incorporated (IEng) and chartered engineer (CEng) status of the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).

  • Your programme will include approximately two years’ work experience under supervision, followed by up to one year in a design office.
  • We offer various routes to chartered engineer status for Higher National Diploma (HND) and Bachelors (BSc or BEng) candidates without any more academic study.


Starting as an assistant quantity surveyor you will have the opportunity to progress to corporate member status of the Chartered Institution of Civil Engineer Surveyors (ICES).

  • Your programme will include around three years’ work experience under supervision.
  • Our ongoing learning provides for Engineering Council registration, to achieve technician (EngTech), incorporated (IEng) or chartered engineer (CEng) status.
  • Our primary professional institution for quantity surveying is ICES but you can also choose to follow a route to the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS)


Starting as an assistant geotechnical engineer you will have the opportunity to progress to chartered member status of the Institution of Materials Minerals and Mining (IOM3).

  • Your programme will include around three years’ work experience under supervision.
  • We offer a route to chartered engineer status for Higher National Diploma (HND) and Bachelors (BSc or BEng) candidates without any more academic study.

We also employ a smaller number of graduates in specialist disciplines, eg mechanical and electrical engineering, digital construction and project controls. Please contact us to find out more.


The civil engineering industry has never been more exciting with a vast choice of opportunities for our people. BAM is an innovative, sustainable company looking for enthusiastic and collaborative people who can inspire our future. People are at the heart of what we do, creating environments that enhance lives. We believe opportunities at BAM are for everyone.

We’re modernising our industry and our business, implementing digital technologies and improving diversity and inclusion. Year on year we’ve attracted increasing numbers of people, from a wider range of backgrounds, to apply for our award winning apprenticeship programme. We’re proud we’re successfully recruiting a broader diversity of people, including more women in every annual intake.

We don’t just talk about changing the industry – we are changing the industry.

Many of our employees spend time encouraging young people in schools and people from all background and communities, to take a closer look at how we work and what we do – and it surprises and inspires them. We believe we all have a responsibility to take action and commit to positive change.


Our apprenticeship programme helps you build on your current skills, discover and develop new ones and shape the world we live using your experience and expertise to deliver sustainable solutions. At BAM, we’re committed to you, your development and your career, supporting you every step of the way to reach your goals.

Our Apprenticeship programme is ranked 2nd in the Rate my Apprenticeship top 100 apprenticeship programmes. Read what our apprentices have to say about our programme on Rate My Apprenticeship

We partner with Leeds College of Building, who help to provide you with the knowledge, skills and experience required for a successful career in Quantity Surveying or Civil Engineering.

What qualifications will I get?

You will work towards a Level 4 Apprenticeship in either Civil Engineering or Quantity Surveying. This includes a HNC and Technician Membership of ICE (Institute of Civil Engineers) or ICES (Institution of Civil Engineering Surveyors).

After completing the Level 4 apprenticeship, you will be given the opportunity to top-up your qualification to a full degree, through a Level 6 apprenticeship.

How is the programme structured?

England and Wales

Our award-winning course, open to English and Welsh students, will be split between learning skills on site and attending college on a block release programme.

All apprentices will attend Leeds of Building on a block release basis, staying in student accommodation provided by BAM Nuttall.


Our Graduate Apprenticeships in Scotland are designed for people who’ve completed their Highers and are looking for an exciting career in Civil Engineering or Quantity Surveying. Apprentices will attend either Strathclyde or Glasgow Caledonian Universities and work towards a Level 6 Graduate Apprenticeship.

Apprenticeship Programme Duration

England and Wales

  • Level 4 apprenticeship is 2 years in duration
  • Level 6 top-up apprenticeship is 3 years in duration


  • Graduate Apprenticeship 5 years in duration


  • Competitive salary
  • 26 days holiday
  • Pension scheme
  • 2 x wellbeing days per year
  • Travel paid
  • Accommodation allowance (if required to stay away from home)

How do I apply?

Applications are now closed, reopening in 2021.

We have a 2 stage recruitment process, which consists of an online application form and assessment centre.

If you’re successful with your application, you will start on our programme in the following October.

Entry Requirements

  • GCSE Maths and English grade 5 (B) or above


  • 2 x STEM A-levels or a relevant level 3 qualification (Construction, Civil Engineering, Finance, Business)


These apprenticeships give you the practical knowledge to start a hands-on career in construction-led engineering. After your two or three-year programme, you’ll achieve a Level 2 apprenticeship in one of the following:

  • Steel Fixing
  • General Construction
  • Plant Maintenance
  • Groundwork

After this, you’ll have the option to progress towards a higher level NVQ or continue working. You’ll need four GCSEs at grades 9 - 3 (A*-D), or equivalent. You’ll sit a test to identify your skills and strengths, including English and Maths.

Recruitment for these apprenticeship opportunities is determined by business need, so please continue to check our website for any new vacancies.

To find out more, email


This apprenticeship will give you a broad insight into how our business works. You’ll support operational teams delivering services for our customers and develop your IT, Maths and English skills in a business environment.

After the 12-month programme, you’ll achieve a Level 3 Apprenticeship in Business and Administration.

You’ll need four GCSEs at grades 9 - 4 (A*-C), or equivalent, to do this apprenticeship.

Recruitment for these apprenticeship opportunities is determined by business need, so please continue to check our website for any new vacancies.

To find out more, email


We offer the following IT and Digital apprenticeship programmes:

  • IT apprenticeship – on this apprenticeship you’ll provide IT support to our business functions and sites and learn a wide range of applied IT skills to kickstart your career. You’ll learn how to provide high-quality support for users by troubleshooting IT problems, minimising disruption and improving information sharing.
  • Data Analyst Apprenticeship – on this apprenticeship you’ll collect, study and analyse a range of data from across our sites in order to provide valuable insights for our business.
  • Digital Engineering Apprenticeship – this apprenticeship is an exciting mix of Engineering and IT. You will be involved in producing 3D and 4D models for use in our tenders and projects.

You’ll need four GCSEs at grades 9 - 4 (A*-C), or equivalent, to do these apprenticeship programmes.

Recruitment for these apprenticeship opportunities is determined by business need, so please continue to check our website for any new vacancies.

To find out more, email


We directly employee our workforce and will invest in you to reach your full potential in your chosen career. Whether you’re a site operative and want to become a general foreman, or a section engineer and want to become a site agent, we offer several externally recognised programmes delivered through our own assessment centres that will give you the skills and knowledge you need to progress to the next level.


Our internal Supervisory Training Programme (STP) is delivered to approximately 40 of our gangers, foremen and supervisors each year and is listed on the Scottish Credit Qualification Framework (SCQF). You can undertake this programme if you have sufficient site experience at operative level or similar, are carrying out the role of supervisor or you’re being considered for future promotion to supervisor on site.

The programme is made up of 14 modules, all of which can be certified individually, or after completion of all 14 modules, is recognised with a SCQF Level 6 Certificate in Civil Engineering Supervision. After completing the programme, you’ll have the opportunity to gain further ILM and VQ qualifications.


We offer this programme to newly recruited managers who need a full induction to the role. The programme covers the core management skills required for all of our management roles. If you’re an existing manager you’ll also be offered the opportunity to attend either the entire course or individual modules as required. This programme is also recognised with SCQF Level 7 Diploma in Managing People in Construction.


Since launching our Vocational Qualification centre in 2000, we’ve delivered over 8000 VQs to our employees and over 2700 VQs to our supply chain partners. Our specialist assessors are all employees in our business and deliver around 350 vocational qualifications each year. We have accreditation for all civil engineering occupations and qualification routes from level 2 to level 6, suitable for our people and supply chain.

We use these internal resources to help support and develop you through the recognised industry competence schemes and qualification routes, including helping you to gain and maintain CSCS cards.


Are you looking for a new challenge with a company that prides itself on innovation, collaboration and the development of great people?

We offer a wide range of career opportunities, whether you:

  • Are project-based
  • Work in an engineering, commercial, or support services role
  • Hold academic qualifications or have progressed through an experience route

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