Commercial Programme
graduate scheme

Commercial Programme

Employer
Colas Rail
Salary
Competitive salary
Location
Birmingham · Brentwoodand 8 others

Job description

We are looking for graduates to join our central Commercial team as part of the Commercial Graduate programme. As a commercial graduate, you will be enrolled in a two-year graduate programme, but without the rotations, and with a distinct focus on the commercial side of our business. You will be working closely with our commercial team but also the experienced operational managers and senior leaders supporting the delivery of our pre-contract work, management of existing and mobilising new contracts, and client management in one of our divisions such as rail infrastructure, rail services or rail urban. Here you will have the opportunity to learn and develop your skills by working towards becoming a Chartered Quantity Surveyor.

Company information

Colas Rail is one of Europe’s leading suppliers of railway infrastructure services, we are award-winning specialists having designed and constructed all forms of railways across Europe and the UK.

Colas Rail ltd is part of the Colas Group and a subsidiary of Bouygues, this heritage gives the company a solid foundation based on a very high level of expertise in rail operations, logistics and technology.

We work on some of the continent’s most high-profile projects, including the delivery of major enhancement and maintenance frameworks for Network Rail. We are currently working on some incredibly exciting projects, including our £400 million project to regenerate Waterloo, the busiest station in Europe, over the next three years. We are also delivering major schemes overseas for example in Morocco and Asia and throughout Europe.

Joining Colas Rail is a real opportunity to establish yourself within one of the UK’s most heavily invested sectors, with a company that is going places.

Over 90% of our graduates have remained with the company after finishing the graduate programme and have accepted offers in Operations/Project Management, Engineering and the Commercial side of the business.

At Colas Rail ltd we look outwards to our customers seeing things from their point of view. We respect their views, respond to their suggestions and are proactive in anticipating their needs. We are also committed to delivering on our promise, to our employees, the people we work with, our customers and our stakeholders.

To find out more about us, please visit our website, or Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and YouTube: Colas Rail UK.

Person requirements

We are looking for bright, enthusiastic people who can work both independently and in a team. For all our Graduate Programmes we are looking for at least a 2:1 from a reputable University, and the ability to stand out, by internships, university successes or extracurricular activities. We are also looking for graduates who have behaviors that tie in with our behavioural framework which is our approach to how we deliver the work at Colas Rail: energy, energise, edge, execute, and engage.

Qualifications and experience requirements

We take graduates from all disciplines, but a legal or a quantity surveying background is beneficial. If Chartership with the RICS is required we need graduates from a quantity surveying background or with the desire to commit to undertaking a conversion course to support development with becoming chartered.

Accepted degree subjects

Any

Salary

Competitive salary

Healthshield cash health care scheme, Aegon pension, season ticket Loan, Cycle to Work Scheme

Location

Birmingham · Brentwood · Bristol · Cardiff · Dartford · London · Manchester · Rugby · Tonbridge · York

How to apply

The selection process goes through several stages. Once you have submitted your application we ask you to undertake various psychometric tests. Following this we request a pre-selection video interview. Following this, if successful, you will be invited to an assessment day.

Closing date: Continuous recruitment

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 30/06/2018

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