Careers at Balfour Beatty

Date: February 27, 2023
Categories: 16-18 | 19-24

Balfour Beatty is a world leading construction and infrastructure company, which in simple terms means we build things. The chances are that today you have either driven, travelled or used power by something we have built. As a business, we employ over 24,500 people across UK, US and Hong Kong and are responsible for many of the UK’s major construction projects. We also work alongside some amazing partners, who between us employ literally hundreds of thousands of people. In short, Balfour Beatty keeps the UK functioning!

We employ hundreds of apprentices and graduates every year and not only do we offer amazing careers, we also make a huge difference to the world we live in.

Balfour Beatty prides itself on being a responsible, sustainable business. Our new Sustainability Strategy embodies our ambition to go further to reduce our environmental footprint and to have a positive, sustainable impact wherever we work.

If you are passionate about a career in a sector that not only cares about you, but about our environment and our communities, take a further look around our page to find out more about opportunities at Balfour Beatty.

Opportunities with Balfour Beatty

Work Experience

Providing people with real life experience of our industry is a great way to get them enthused about a career in our sector. These placements are designed to give people a diverse insight into working life and to ensure we are providing a high quality experience we now provide accredited bronze, silver, gold and platinum programmes in conjunction with the Industrial Cadets.

We offer work experience programmes ranging from a one-week placement for school-age participants.

Apprenticeship and Graduate Routes

Level 2 Intermediate Apprentice: Highways Maintenance, Groundworks, Customer Service, Business Administration

Level 3 Advanced Apprentice: Civil Eng, Materials Eng, HSE, Finance, Business Admin, Electrician, Bid & Proposal, Project Controls

Level 4 Higher Apprentice: QS, Construction Site Eng, Electrical, Project Mgt, Data Analyst, Procurement, Software Dev

Level 6 Degree Apprentice: Civil Eng, QS, Environmental, Data Analyst, Business Mgt

Graphic shows text on top with circles underneath. The message is that Intermediate Apprenticeship (Level 2) are aimed at those with no other qualifications; Advanced apprenticeship (level 3) at those with GCSEs; Higher (Level 4) or degree level apprenticeships are for those with A levels or a diploma; and Graduate scheme (level 6) for those with a degree.