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Why Skanska

Our values are at the heart of everything we do and this sets us aside from many of our competitors, making Skanska a unique place to develop your career. Find out more about us to see if Skanska could be the right choice for you.

Working together for a common goal

Our purpose is to build for a better society, and for us, that’s one where we respect the environment, look out for the communities we build in, grow diverse and inclusive cultures and act ethically and transparently.

Our shared values are the cement that underpins everything we do and have created a working culture where a collective respect for ethics and principles comes naturally.

Purpose and values

Find out how we build for a better society and how our values support this.

Purpose and values

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.

Life at Skanska

We put our people first. We are committed to developing our employees and offering lots of benefits and opportunities in a diverse and inclusive culture. 

See what it's like to work at Skanska

How we make a difference to the societies we operate and build in

Our projects

We work on some of the UK’s most prestigious building, infrastructure and civil engineering projects.

Our projects

Our people

Don’t just take our word for it. Hear first-hand from our current graduates and apprentices what it’s like to work at Skanska.

Meet our people

Skanska in the UK

Skanska, established in 1887, is one of the world’s leading project development and construction groups. The UK operation is one of the country’s top contractors.

Skanska in the UK

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: 04/08/2017