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BAM Nuttall

BAM Nuttall has a long history and proud tradition of success at the heart of the UK civil engineering sector.

BAM Nuttall is one of 25 companies belonging to the Royal BAM Group, one of the largest construction and civil engineering enterprises in Europe, which has a turnover of €9bn and 28,000 employees. The group is active in construction, property, civil engineering, mechanical and electrical contracting, consultancy and engineering, and operates in 30 countries globally. Until now, the company has been known as Edmund Nuttall, but from the 6th October 2008 it adopted the BAM name.

BAM Nuttall offers a wide range of civil engineering services, and is represented not only in the traditional market sectors of road, rail and marine but also the growing sectors of power generation, renewable energy and waste management. The company also provides specialist services with in-house design, mechanical and electrical teams, and a geotechnical division, BAM Ritchies.

The company is one of the most long-established contractors in Britain, having been founded in 1865, and has played a significant role in shaping the nation’s infrastructure. More recent projects include Great Yarmouth Outer Harbour, Cambridgeshire Guided Busway (the world’s longest guided busway), Clyde bridges and continuing major infrastructure work on the London sporting venues.

BAM Nuttall operates both regionally and nationally, and has a network of regional offices covering the whole of the UK. This set-up enables the company to offer a personalised service to local clients and a single point of contact for larger national organisations. "The key to our success is our ability to take on technically challenging, complex projects and deliver them to the total satisfaction of our customers," says chief executive Martin Rogers. "We like to 'think outside the box' to provide solutions that not only work but also offer a considerable level of added value. We prefer to work with our customers at the earliest possible stage and involve them throughout. "In today’s competitive market, our goal is to exceed clients' expectations, deliver on time and on budget, and at the same time act sustainably and contribute positively in the communities where we work," he adds.

BAM Nuttall leads the industry in terms of employment benefits, as well as offering competitive salaries. Benefits include a contributory pension scheme, a very flexible annual leave scheme based on 26 days holiday a year (increasing with service), sabbaticals, payment of professional membership fees, a private medical insurance scheme, further education opportunities and enhanced maternity and paternity pay.

For many years BAM Nuttall has encouraged its staff to gain professional qualifications as part of its structured development process, whether a person joins the apprenticeship programme at 16 years old as a civil engineering technician, or as a graduate, or in a more senior role. A full time, professional development team – headed by a senior manager - oversees this programme, with the result that over 90% of candidates pass the ICE Professional Review.

As well as the ICE qualification, BAM Nuttall also has accredited professional development programmes with the ICES, RICS, IMechE, IET and the IOM3. In addition, Further Learning programmes have been agreed with the ICE and IMechE to enable technician and incorporated members to advance to chartership. School leavers and undergraduates are selected and awarded sponsorships to help with university fees both through the ICE’s QUEST scholarship scheme and direct BAM Nuttall sponsorship. Sponsored students are assigned mentors who support them through their time at college, and summer vacations and year-out industrial placements are arranged for all sponsored students.

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