If you have a degree and you're ready to start out on your career journey, Skanska will support you every step of the way, with a challenging – and rewarding – programme of professional development. Our graduate opportunities are intended for people with a bachelor’s or master’s degree who are looking to specialise in a particular profession.

Are you a Skanska natural?

Develop your skills and experience, build on your degree and realise your career goals with one of our graduate opportunities across a broad range of disciplines. These could arise anywhere in the country, so please be aware that we may require you to be flexible on locations.

Graduate programme

As a Skanska graduate, you will benefit from a network and professional support group on our two-year development programme, where you will have the chance to rotate across placements.

You’ll also be given training and development that’s unique to Skanska, so you can really gain a thorough understanding of our approach and expectations.

Throughout the programme, you’ll complete a number of projects designed to reflect our Skanska values. They’ll provide you with a wider social network and a greater understanding of the UK business as a whole.

Your network

You’ll be supported by a graduate network and professional support group to help guide you through you the programme.

Living our values

You'll be given training and development that is unique to Skanska.

Professional pathway

You have the opportunity to work towards membership of your chosen professional body

Community investment and digital business transformation

Through two key projects, help us deliver our purpose to build for a better society

Project management and leadership development

A series of opportunities to develop your skills in project management and leadership

Our graduate roles include:


  • Civil engineer
  • Design engineer
  • Geotechnical engineer
  • Engineering surveyor


  • Construction supervisor
  • Planner
  • Quantity surveyor
  • Buyer

Business support

  • Human resources
  • IT
  • Finance
  • Health and safety
  • Environment

Could you be the one to change the way we work?

At Skanska there are certain things we do that are simply in our nature. Like listening to our people when they have an idea. So when Kelachi, one of our graduates, told us that she wanted to create a women’s network, we did everything we could to help her make it a reality. We want people to make their mark, not just on our business, but on the whole community. That’s why Kelachi’s project is now making a difference across our organisation, connecting more and more people each day. 

Just imagine what you could do when you begin your career with Skanska.

Last updated: 26/07/2017