Higher and Degree Apprenticeships (Trainees)

Our trainee programme gives you a great opportunity to gain further qualifications at university or college. You'll study for a part-time course, fully funded by Skanska, while earning a salary.

Why is Skanska the natural choice for you?

On-the-job training gives you the chance to earn while you learn. As a trainee you’ll study for a part-time college or university course funded by Skanska , while earning a salary. You’ll be able to study for a degree or higher apprenticeship, usually through a day-release study programme, while gaining valuable practical experience on the job.

Professional pathway

Achieve a level 4 or 7 qualification, spending 20% of your time in off-the-job learning and 80% of your time applying your learning to your chosen profession.

Living our values

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

Our opportunities include:


  • Civil Engineer
  • Digital Engineer
  • Mechanical and electrical engineer


  • Planner
  • Estimator
  • Construction supervisor
  • Buyer
  • Design technician
  • Quantity surveyor

Your qualifications

The qualifications required to apply for our trainee programme will vary depending on the role. For some roles, you will need to have completed a level 3 qualification (BTEC, A-levels or equivalent).

Isn’t it time you saw the world differently?

At Skanska, we understand that there’s nothing more natural than wanting to experience the most we can in life. That’s why we encouraged Nick, one of our graduates, to make the most of his talent on our global leadership programme, Skanska Stretch. He seized the opportunity, and a placement in Sweden. There he spent time researching a greener solution for BoKlok, our housebuilding partnership with IKEA. It was more than a personally and professionally enriching experience. His recommendations are now helping to shape BoKlok’s future direction and Nick is looking forward to creating more new opportunities back at home.

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

Last updated: 26/07/2017