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Smart Thinkers

The GRAHAM Academy will enable you to learn new skills and gain nationally recognised qualifications within our Apprenticeship, Industrial Placement and Graduate Programmes.

Are you confident and ambitious?
Do you have the drive to become one of our future leaders?
Do you want a career that is rewarding and fulfilling?

Launch your career at
GRAHAM Construction

Students & Graduates

Students & Graduates

We offer you the training, support and opportunities required to get your career off to a great start. Whatever career path you choose we’ll help you learn, develop and put your skills into practice.

Graduate Development Programme

Our two year programme will focus on developing your technical and interpersonal skills. A structured, mentored training programme, aligned to a recognised professional qualification, will set you on the pathway to chartership in your area of expertise. Through early responsibility you’ll learn quickly on challenging projects.

Industrial placements

Helps us identify great talent and helps you broaden your skills and knowledge. Our industrial placements cover a variety of projects and disciplines. Whatever team you join, the support, guidance and experience you’ll gain will lay the foundations for a great future at GRAHAM Construction. Show us what you can do and your placement could lead to a company scholarship award and an offer of employment when you graduate.

Work experience

Our work experience placements are a great starting point for a successful future at GRAHAM Construction. Whatever career route you choose, it’s an exciting opportunity to experience the world of work and get a real insight into the role that suits you.

Sponsored part-time study

You can study part-time towards a degree while working as part of the GRAHAM Construction team. You’ll gain practical on-the-job experience and benefit from a salary, as well as payment of fees to help you through college or university. Then when you’ve graduated, you can join our Graduate Development Programme and further develop your skills, knowledge and career.



If you’re a school or college leaver thinking about a career in construction – we can turn your dream into reality. Earning while you learn, you’ll receive the training and on-the-job support you need to rise through our ranks.

We’ve a variety of opportunities for apprentices in our Building, Civil Engineering and Interior Fit-out teams.

Technical apprenticeships

Through technical work experience and learning at college on a day release basis, you’ll develop your skills and gain wide-ranging construction knowledge. Our structured technical apprenticeship programme will also be your first step towards membership of a professional body which can lead to rewarding careers within construction management.

Craft apprenticeships

This structured programme will equip you with the technical skills, construction knowledge and experience you need to learn a trade and enjoy a practical, hands-on career. Show plenty of talent and ambition as you perfect your skills in the workplace and you could go on to enjoy a rewarding role in construction management.

The 5% Club

We’re a proud member of the 5% Club. Over the next five years, we’re committed to making sure that 5% of our overall headcount is made up of people on our apprenticeships, sponsored student schemes and Graduate Development Programme. 

We’re already well ahead of the game with 12% of our team learning, earning and making a difference on our student schemes, apprenticeships and Graduate Development Programme.

12% of our colleagues are progressing on our student schemes, apprenticeships and Graduate Development Programme.

Working in construction

Working in construction

An exciting, fast-paced world, construction is at the forefront of technological innovation and sustainability. A crucial sector for the economy that continues to grow, construction employs 10% of the UK workforce. It’s an area that offer great scope, lots of exciting projects and a variety of career paths.

A leading employer in construction, we offer you a varied, rewarding and well-paid career.

From roads and bridges to colleges and hospitals, we make a real difference to people’s lives and the spaces we live and work in. Whether you’re office based or on site, you’ll help to shape the future and leave a legacy for generations to come. It all starts here at GRAHAM Construction.