Join Carillion and you could find yourself designing, planning, building, maintaining or managing some of the most creative and essential spaces in the world. And because it's a business that works on a project-by-project basis, you could be involved with several of them. It's this sort of variety and diversity that makes working for Carillion a unique and rewarding experience.
With such huge scope, Carillion offers opportunities for a rewarding career both in the UK and abroad. It has major operations in Canada and the Middle East, where it has undertaken some of the most important and prestigious building and civil engineering projects in the region. Current projects include Festival City, a Ł1.5bn mixed-use waterfront development.
Carillion is an open, collaborative and innovative organisation that believes in equal opportunites and encourages its employees to question conventional ways of working and come forward with new ideas. You'll also be offered the training, development and support you need to reach your full potential.
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31 days holiday
100+ Annual graduate intake
Some overseas opportunities
ICE-accredited training, including professional support and mentoring
Undergraduate placement opportunities
Contributory pension scheme
Medical insurance and life insurance
Support for getting professionally chartered
When Nick Clarke completed an MEng in civil engineering at the University of Surrey in June this year, he also won the ICE student prize, awarded to the student judged best performer in the last two years of their accredited course. He took the summer off to go travelling, and started work with Carillion in September.
"When I was coming up to graduation I was unsure if I wanted to move into the design side of things, or go into contracting," Nick says. "I definitely wanted to make use of the knowledge I had acquired doing my masters degree. Carillion seemed to offer me the best of both worlds. They are working on really big projects, like London City Airport and Heathrow Terminal 5. Project designers for many of the major contractors usually only design things like temporary works, or small projects. But Carillion has some large projects where they are contractor and designer Đ so I get the best of both worlds."
Within a few weeks of starting, Nick found himself designing some edge planks to the corner of a new runway apron extension at London City Airport that is projecting out into the docks, and also planning how to lift a 116-tonne precast slab at Heathrow Terminal 5 into place over a pump chamber.
"It's a lot of responsibility," he says. "But I'd rather be chucked in at the deep end than sit around twiddling my thumbs. I'm not feeling left alone to get on with it - they give you a lot of support here."
Nick plans to join the company's ICE-accredited training scheme. "They are very strong on training here," he says. "A lot of graduates came into my division at the same time, so there are people my age to share experiences and network with. I am looking forward to getting more experience from working in the different design groupsĐ including the geotechnical and structural teams."