Our career development programmes provide the opportunity to build your career so that you achieve your full potential. From trainees and apprentices to those with specialist experience, there is an opportunity for everyone.

Graduate Programme

Our three-year programme, designed to bring out the best in our graduates, combines practical experience and technical learning to give far-reaching insight and valuable experience of the industry.

The programme is designed to give a graduate, with the appropriate academic requirements, a structured Initial Professional Development (IPD) programme that encompasses sufficient breadth of experience and progressive responsibility to give them the basis upon which they can progress towards their chosen professional qualification.

As part of this exciting programme we ensure our engineers get the design experience they need for chartership either by utilising our own in-house design department or working in partnership with external companies to swap graduates in to other design companies and welcome their design graduates onto our civil engineering sites.

The graduate scheme is a fantastic introduction into a career in civil engineering. Careys work on a wide range of projects, with great teams who make site a great working environment to be in.

Maawura Totoe, Graduate Engineer - Careys Civil Engineering


Careys is proud to support Buildforce, a government supported alliance of bodies from across the industry, helping to support service leavers find a job within construction.

The aim of BuildForce is to inspire, engage and enable service leavers and veterans to effectively transition to sustainable employment in the construction industry, through a unique national network of mentors and champions.

Our vision is of service leavers and veterans using their diverse and valued skills to address industry needs, and pursue careers in construction and the built environment. In doing so, for industry to better understand and benefit from the wide range of transferable skills ex-service personnel can bring to the industry.

Over the course of my career in the Army I spent a lot of time managing people and projects and specifically getting things done. This was easily transferable into my current role as we manage a team of 30 on a day to day basis alongside the project and programme demands.

George Mowbray, Project Manager - Careys Civil Engineering

Apprenticeships and Trainees

Looking to kick-start your career with hands-on experience as well as classroom learning? Find out how one of our apprenticeships or training programmes could help you gain invaluable experience and develop the key skills you need to excel in your chosen field.

The Carey Group work to a very high standard and have fantastic apprentice training programs to ensure that every trainee/apprentice becomes the best that they can be. Working here means you’ll obtain a good start to develop your career, through the ongoing support Careys provide.

Rachel Penfold, Apprentice Engineer - Careys Civil Engineering

Why choose one of our programmes?

We are proud to recruit and support colleagues via our Graduate Programme, Buildforce and the Apprentice and Trainee Scheme, providing the opportunity to build your chosen career with us.

Below are a selection of colleagues who joined Careys through one of our career development programmes.  Please click on their profile to read more about the opportunity available and how it has helped them develop in their chosen career with us:

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