Our aim is to deliver training at a level that is 50% above the industry average, so that our people can deliver outstanding work for our clients.

We continually review our development and training programmes to make sure they make the grade.

Every employee has a regular performance and career development review. Every year the managing director from each local company office gives a yearly presentation to the board on each employee’s development, performance and potential.

We ensure that our company will have a strong supply of skills and leaders in years to come by employing and investing in young people through our apprenticeship programme and our management trainee programme.

Management trainee programme

Our Group Management Trainee Programme was established in 1979 with an initial intake of 20 management trainees. Since then the programme has grown and developed to become one of the leading trainee programmes within the Construction Industry.

We now employ, on average, nearly 100 management trainees at any one time, across all areas of our business. Each trainee is given a mentor, and has a training programme tailored to their specific needs. They all undertake management training at an appropriate level, and have placements throughout the business to familiarise themselves with the work of the Group.

Success of individuals on the programme is determined through quarterly performance reviews.


We encourage people who have undertaken work experience with us to apply for apprenticeship vacancies.

Our apprentices are often offered training to become company Construction Ambassadors, working with schools and youth centres to talk to young people about careers in the industry.

All apprentices are normally offered permanent employment on completion of their training.