As an apprentice at Turner & Townsend, you will have the opportunity to study whilst gaining work experience and completing our internal development programme. Typically you will work full time four days a week and attend university or college and/or complete apprenticeship activities one day per week.

UK apprenticeship programme

During your apprenticeship, you will be provided with a development pathway that is aligned to your academic study, our internal competency frameworks and supporting professional frameworks, including RICS and APM.

The programme is designed to:

  • Develop you to become a well-rounded consultant and accelerate your career
  • Support your academic study and give you first-hand experience
  • Provide a training schedule to support and capture your learning and development needs and achievements
  • Be a learning tool document to track and report progress of your capabilities

If you complete one of our degree apprenticeships, we expect you to be at the same level as a graduate who has completed the graduate development programme at the end of your apprenticeship.

We currently offer the following apprenticeships:

  • Quantity Surveying Level 6
  • Project Management Level 6

Both the Quantity Surveying and Project Management apprenticeships are degree level. Project Management candidates may need to start on a level 4 and progress to the level 6 (degree level) if the apprenticeship is not approved by the Institute for Apprenticeships in time for delivery in September 2019. 

What we are looking for

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

Some of the qualities we look for are:

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

Eligibility criteria:

  • Right to live and work in the UK, or must have lived in the European Economic Area (EEA) for the last three years
  • A non-EEA citizen with the right to live in the UK and have been resident in the UK for at least the previous three years before the start of learning
  • Five GCSE’s grades A*-C including Maths and English (grade 4 and above in new grading system or equivalent e.g. functional skills)
  • Three A Levels at grade B or above, or equivalent e.g. BTEQ level 3 grades DDM
  • Strong team-working and interpersonal skills
  • Self-motivated individual with a good aptitude to learn
  • Highly organised and high attention to detail
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Commercially focused

Application process

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

Step 1 – Online application

Submit CV and complete online application questions. It is here that you will need to tell us your chosen location as well as decide on the programme you are applying for.

Step 2 – Video interview

If your online application is successful, you will be asked to complete a video interview.

Step 3 – Assessment centre

If you are successful at video interview you will be invited to an assessment centre in one of our offices. The day will focus on different competencies along with your motivation for Turner & Townsend and the programme you have applied for.

Step 4 – 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. 

Key dates:

  • Applications open – Friday 22 February 2019
  • Applications close – April 2019
  • Programme starts – September 2019

Applications for our UK apprenticeship programme are now closed but will open again in February 2020. 

For further information contact:

Apprentice recruitment