This is where you come in

Offering opportunities for trainees and apprentices

Our trainee and apprenticeship programmes are designed to give your career the best possible start. If you’re keen to get out there as soon as possible, they provide a mix of ‘real world’ experience and off-the-job development, enabling you to earn at the same time as learning a trade or profession.

How to apply

Applications should be made via our online system and include an up-to-date CV and covering letter. Your details will be reviewed and if you are successful you'll be invited to interview.

Life as a trainee

As a Morgan Sindall trainee you’ll study for a day release qualification. In addition, you’ll be enrolled on our in-house Morgan Sindall trainee development programme – this consists of four modules that will help you become more effective in solving problems, influencing others and presenting your work, so you’ll learn how to make an impact on the business right from the outset. As your career develops, you’ll be registered on an appropriate professional development programme. You will receive support from qualified mentors and will work towards professional registration on one of our approved or accredited structured professional training schemes.

You’ll also become a Morgan Sindall ambassador, where you’ll represent Morgan Sindall at careers events at local schools and colleges. This is a great way to further develop your confidence and presentation skills.

Alex Yeoman

'The people here are great, and I've learned so much from them.'

Alex Yeoman, Assistant Engineering Surveyor

I’d started a college course in electrical engineering but quickly realised that it wasn’t for me. I secured a temporary job at Morgan Sindall and worked hard to turn it into a full-time contract. I enjoyed it so much that I asked Morgan Sindall to support me through college and they agreed, working towards an HND in civil engineering. Going back to college and learning to balance work and study was a challenge, but I’d definitely recommend learning on the job – I put theory into practice straight away.

Things vary a lot from day to day. The people here are great, and I’ve learned so much from them. Whenever I need help they’re always there to support me.

Life as an apprentice

Our apprenticeship programmes cover all areas from trades to professional and business.

Whether you are looking to pursue a career in a traditional skill like carpentry or bricklaying, or pursue a career in civil engineering, quantity surveying and construction management, apprenticeships are credible alternatives to degrees if you want to build a career in the construction industry. You’ll spend most of your time on-site, with the technical aspects of the course delivered on a day-release basis.

If you’re interested in forging a career in business administration or IT for example, why not make a start in construction? Programmes are flexible and you can be taught and assessed entirely in the workplace, or you can attend college one day a week. On many programmes you can start work at any time throughout the year.

Our apprentices enjoy a combination of practical, on-the-job learning and first-class teaching. You’ll spend one day in five in the classroom, where you’ll receive the instruction you need to build and develop your skills. This is a great opportunity to earn while you learn and, best of all, you’ll have the chance to make new friends and start building your professional reputation amongst colleagues, customers and subcontractors.

Sunni Roper

'The apprenticeship has really developed me.'

Sunni Roper, Quantity Surveyor

I have worked on two amazing projects in London – Crossrail and Lee Tunnel. I look after subcontracting – payment applications, liabilities, and assessing the work that’s being done on-site. I’m responsible for demonstrating that we’re generating good value for money and accurately forecasting costs.

When I started I was very timid. But the apprenticeship has really developed me – I’ve learned an incredible amount on the job and I’ve really grown in confidence.

Frequently Asked Questions

What attributes do you look for in applicants?
Academic requirements are specified on each vacancy. In addition, applicants need to be committed, have a passion for a career in the construction industry, be prepared for further study and realistic about the amount of work that is required.

What qualifications would I study for?
Our trainees and apprentices study a wide range of qualifications ranging from accredited degrees and HNCs through to NVQs and professional qualifications.

I'm a non UK citizen; can I still apply?
Yes, as long as you have a valid 'right to work' document.

What's the possiblity of working in a location near where I live?
We have many projects across the UK so it’s likely there will be a location to suit you.