UK and Ireland graduate programme

With the right attitude and drive, we can help you get to where you want to be. Join our CEO and hundreds of others who started their career as graduates with us.

Graduate programme

We offer a 24 month development programme that will provide you with both technical and behavioural training to enhance your knowledge and skills.

The programme provides you with a structured learning environment that supports you to become a well-rounded consultant and accelerate your career as far and fast as possible.

You will be provided with a development pathway that is aligned to our internal competency frameworks as well as supporting professional development and qualifications, including RICS, APM, CIOB and ICE. This will help you and your manager monitor and plan your learning needs in order for you to progress your career with us.

We currently offer the following graduate programmes:

  • Cost and commercial management
  • Project management
  • Controls and performance
  • Consulting
  • Consulting (AMCL)
  • Technology and data
  • Safety, Health and Quality (SHQ)

Opportunities are available in the following locations:

  • Belfast
  • Birmingham
  • Bristol
  • Cardiff
  • Dublin
  • Edinburgh
  • Glasgow
  • Leeds
  • London
  • Manchester
  • Newcastle
  • Nottingham
  • Sheffield
  • Teesside

You will be required to provide a first and second choice location on your application form. We endeavour to place candidates in their first choice location, however, we do encourage all candidates to be as mobile as they can to make the most of opportunities available to them.

Due to the nature of our work you will not necessarily be based in our office locations. It is likely that you will have to visit and work from client sites over the course of your graduate programme, dependent on your role.

Placement programme

We are committed to providing opportunities for those at university to gain experience during their degree and earn whilst they learn. Individuals can complete a structured summer or year placement to gain valuable industry experience.

If you complete a summer or year placement with us, you will have the opportunity to fast-track on to another placement or directly on to the graduate scheme. Your fast-track route will be determined by the amount of time you have left at university. If you are returning for your final year at university, you will be able to fast-track straight on to the Graduate Development Programme. If you have more than one year left at university, we will fast-track you on to a summer placement.

At the end of your placement, you will complete a final review which will determine whether you can be fast-tracked.

We currently offer the following placements:

  • Cost and commercial management
  • Project management

Opportunities are currently available in the following locations:

  • Birmingham
  • Bristol
  • Leeds
  • London
  • Manchester
  • Newcastle
  • Nottingham
  • Sheffield

Who we are looking for

The graduates we recruit are strategic, analytical thinkers who see solutions where others see challenges. They come from diverse backgrounds, but usually have a strong degree, a genuine enthusiasm for how the world works, and a love for learning on the job.

Some of the qualities we look for are:

  • Strong communicator
  • Committed to making a difference
  • Quality driven
  • Exceeds expectations
  • Team player
  • Commercial thinker
  • Passion for the construction industry
  • Motivation for the scheme you have applied for (Cost Management, Project Management etc)

It’s not just about what you studied at university we welcome applications from all degree backgrounds. We are looking for individuals to have a passion for the industry and be motivated by the work we do and the clients we work with.

Eligibility criteria:

  • 2:1 or 1st in your undergraduate degree*
  • Right to live and work in the UK
  • Clear motivation for the construction industry
  • Clear motivation for joining Turner & Townsend and the scheme you have applied for

Please check individual programme descriptions for any additional requirements. These can be found when clicking on the apply button.

*We will consider you with a 2:2 if you have a Masters in a relevant degree (Quantity Surveying, Construction Project Management etc) and can demonstrate the qualities we look for to a high level.

For year placements you should be completing a year in industry as part of your degree course. For summer placements you should currently be at university with at least a year left to complete following your placement. We expect you to be on track for a 2:1 or 1st in your degree.


Application process

If you're ready to make that first step towards a career with Turner & Townsend, see the application process below. 

Step 1 – Pre-Application

Meet the team at one of our events and decide which programme is right for you.

Step 2 – Online application

Submit CV and complete online application questions. It is here that you will need to preference locations along with your choice of programme.

Step 3 – Video interview

If your online application is successful you will be asked to complete a video interview. The interview will focus on competency questions as well as your motivation for the opportunities Turner & Townsend offer.

Step 4 – Assessment centre

If you are successful at video interview you will be invited to a full day assessment centre in one of our UK offices. The day will focus on different competencies along with your motivation for Turner & Townsend and the programme you have applied for. It will involve three activities – a group exercise, a presentation and an interview.

Step 5 – On boarding

If you are made an offer to join one of our programmes, you will need to complete the on boarding process. At this stage you will be made aware of the team you will be working in as well as the location.

Hints and tips

  • Research the different programmes and the company so you know what you are applying for
  • Make sure your contact details are correct and your CV is up to date
  • Apply on time and don’t miss deadlines
  • Prepare in advance of your interview, look at our projects that we are currently working on
  • Act in a professional manner and wear business attire
  • Plan your journey make sure you arrive with plenty of time
  • Think of questions you might want to ask at interview stage
  • Take your time, think about your answers

Remember this process is as much for you as it for us, use this opportunity to find out more about the role and the company so you are confident you have made the right choice. 

Click here to apply.

Most of our graduate and placement programmes are now closed. Please click the apply button below to see what roles are still available.

*Please note that the graduate and year placement programmes officially start in September 2018 however there may be the opportunity to start earlier depending on business need.

Graduate and placement programmes will close on the 14 June. Please click the apply button below to see what roles are still available.

For further information contact:

Graduate recruitment