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

We offer higher-level apprenticeships, giving you the chance to study for a degree part time. Over the course of the Apprenticeship Development Programme, you will receive market-leading training through our technical training academy, as well as a range of soft-skill and on-the-job learning. Apprentices also benefit from a wide range of support and development from their training provider delivering the degree part of the programme.

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

We currently offer the following apprenticeships

  • Cost Management (Quantity Surveying) Degree Apprenticeship Level 6
  • Project Manager Degree Apprenticeship Level 6
  • Project Controls Degree Apprenticeship Level 6
  • Digital and Technology Solutions Level 6

Programmes we offer

  • Cost and commercial management
    Apprentices will follow the Level 6 chartered surveyor apprenticeship standard. This programme runs over five years and includes studying for a BSc in Quantity Surveying. On successful completion of the apprenticeship, you qualify as a Chartered Member (MRICS) of RICS.
  • Project management
    Apprentices will follow the Level 6 project manager apprenticeship standard. This programme runs over four years and includes a BSc in Project Management and an International Project Management Association (IPMA) Level D qualification. On successful completion, apprentices are eligible to become full members of Association for Project Management (APM), the chartered body for the project profession.
  • Project Controls
    Apprentices will follow the level 6 project controls professional apprenticeship standard. This will run over four years and will include working towards a qualification in project controls. On successful completion, apprentices are eligible to become full members of ACostE (Association of Cost for ICostE (Incorporated Cost Engineer) the chartered body for the project profession.
  • Digital and Technology Solutions
    Apprentices will follow the level 6 digital and technology solutions apprenticeship standard. This will run over four years and will include working towards a BSc (Hons) in Digital & Technology Solutions.

Whatever you choose, you will finish your programme at the same level as a graduate who has completed university and our two-year graduate development programme.

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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 and must have lived in the European Economic Area (EEA) for the last three years
  • 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

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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 the 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 the 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. 

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For further information contact:

Apprentice recruitment