Start your career with SES Engineering Services

At SES, we are proud to be a part of the Wates Group, a family-owned business, which supports great talent and also challenges and interests our people through amazing multi-million-pound projects. To us, construction and engineering is more than just building and pipes and wires. It’s also a chance for us to positively impact the communities where we work and thrive.

Our Early Careers programmes offer a range of exciting development opportunities to undergraduates, graduates, school and college leavers as well as trade professionals. No matter what your background or aspiration, we’ll help you find the right path where you can explore, grow and thrive as a professional.

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Did you know, there are a huge variety of different roles available in the built environment? It’s not just about working on building sites. The construction industry needs people from all walks of life with a wide range of skills, from designers, lawyers, writers to project managers, accountants and surveyors, just to name a few.

During National Apprenticeship Week (8- 14 February), we want to highlight the wide range of job opportunities available as part of a career in construction.  Here, we shine a light on one of our apprentices, Joseph Maggs, who is one of our very first BIM apprentices working from our York office.  Read his blog here.


Harvey Green

Case Study: Harvey Green

Management Trainee Programme

“Before I left school I always knew that I wanted a career in engineering, but I didn’t have a clear image of what I wanted to do.  I studied a generic engineering qualification and applied for various schemes where I came across SES – I read about the scheme and it immediately made me interested and I knew this was the job I wanted to do.“

Stephanie Addo-Yobo

Case Study: Stephanie Addo-Yobo


“I knew that choosing this apprenticeship would give me the all-rounded structural development in both the technical and behavioural aspects needed to support my career in becoming a qualified Quantity Surveyor.”

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Apprenticeships - A Guide for Parents and Teachers

‘Apprenticeship’ is the new buzz word that seems to pop up everywhere.

We wanted to create a simple guide for parents and teachers to find out what’s included in an apprenticeship at SES and how a student can benefit from the career opportunities made available through these pathways.

Download our guide for parents and teachers!

What to expect from our apprenticeship programmes

With rotational development, technical and behavioural training and a host of additional benefits, our programmes provide the foundation skills, knowledge and experience you need to build a long-term, successful career. You’ll get to work with and be mentored by some of the best professionals in the industry, and with over 120 talented trainees on our programmes, you’ll also have amazing opportunities to build a network, collaborate and share learning with your peers.  We trust you to get involved from the moment you walk through the door, empowering you with variety and responsibility, the pathways and possibilities are endless!

Watch this video to hear more about our industry, some facts about apprenticeships and also some myth-busting too. Apprenticeships today are different to how they used to be – they are now a real alternative to college or university and offer young people the chance to earn as they learn.