Graduate - Planner
graduate scheme

Graduate - Planner

Kier Construction
Competitive salary
Time left to apply
7 days to apply on Prospects

Job description

Kier Group is the UK’s leading construction business, shaping your world for a sustainable and positive future within the built environment. We seek enthusiastic, collaborative and forward-thinking graduates to join us on our esteemed Graduate Development Programme.

Make the journey to Kier to receive industry-leading mentorship and support, the opportunity to work on hugely notable, cutting-edge projects, and leave a legacy by developing your practical and theoretical knowledge surrounded by industry experts.

Where you’ll work
As part of the Kier Services division, our Kier Capital Projects businesses in the North are geographically responsible for everything north of the M25, with occasional work in the South for existing clients. Therefore you will be primarily based at Thorncliffe Hall, Chapeltown, Sheffield.

The sectors we cover are the commercial, blue light, aviation, education, healthcare, industrial, leisure, and retail sectors.

The activities we undertake range from the design and delivery of complex refurbishment and new build projects up to the value of £15m, where we are able to utilise our team's broad skills base, through to small regional projects for valued customers.

Creating new buildings and spaces needs people who are passionate, and our team are committed to achieving results that exceed our clients' ambitions. Our design processes focus on our customers' needs, and are based on an ethos of teamwork and an ability to understand and address the key project issues.

What you’ll do
Primarily supporting our Pre-construction Team, working alongside our highly experience Senior Planner you will gain experience developing programmes and phasing plans, working on negotiated contracts, tenders and onsite projects including refurbishment and new build projects across the Health, Education, Retail and Commercial sectors.

We operate a career pathway development programme, which delivers a structured training and development process which will support your career development.

What you’ll receive and achieve:

  • A committed and structured learning programme, with regular assessments
  • A social atmosphere where you’ll build relationships throughout the business
  • Practical, on the job training within your team of industry experts
  • Shadow multiple teams and achieve a rounded view of your desired discipline
  • Become part of some of the UK’s most high-profile projects
  • An honest work/life balance
  • Responsibility for your own achievements, taking control of project elements
  • Progression into the business to secure your future career

The package:

  • Highly competitive salary
  • Start your pension with our scheme (up to 7.5% matched)
  • Two exclusive share options
  • 26 days’ and eight bank holidays
  • Kier Awards - be part of our annual award scheme. You could be our next ‘Rising Star’
  • Kier Rewards - get rewards and cash back to book your holidays and shop online

Company information

Make the journey. Leave a legacy.

Being part of Kier means living our values of being collaborative, enthusiastic and forward thinking. We all have the potential to shape our world, and it’s through these values that we will leave a lasting legacy. Bring your talent and ambition to Kier and you will be given the scope and opportunity to invest in your own future, to build your expertise and contribute to a rich and diverse culture.

Kier is an inclusive employer.

Let’s shape your world together.

Person requirements

Qualifications and experience requirements

We look for those who embody our company ethos, whilst academically you’ll have completed your degree (or about to), on course to achieve a 2.2 or above on a quantity surveying related programme and accredited by a professional body. Additionally, we offer MSc conversion programmes for those with a degree in mathematics, science and business subjects.

Accepted degree subjects



Competitive salary



How to apply

Closing date: 30/04/2018

This job listing will no longer be available on Prospects from 30/04/2018

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