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You might think that a career in construction and engineering is all about bricklaying and plumbing, but at SES, the opportunities are endless! Here are some of the benefits that make our higher and degree apprenticeships stand out.

  • We will support you all the way towards getting your Bachelor’s degree and full chartership.


  • You’ll experience numerous placements, ensuring you get a range of practical experience across our business and its variety of disciplines.


  • You’ll receive structured development and a combination of both technical and behavioural training. This will set you up with everything you need to excel in your career, both personally and professionally.


  • Throughout your development, you will be well looked after, supported and mentored by seasoned professionals.


  • With our business spanning a variety of areas, the long-term career opportunities are endless, as is the earning potential!

Here is all you need to know about eligibility criteria.


  • Higher apprenticeships are equivalent to the first year of a degree. This Apprenticeship Programme is open to those with a minimum of 5 GCSEs grade 4 – 9 (A–C) including a 5 (B) in Maths and English.


  • Our Degree Apprenticeship Programme is equivalent to the last 2 years of a degree programme. It is open to those with a Higher Apprenticeship or HNC in a construction-related discipline.

Our Vacancies

Quantity Surveying Management Trainee Programme

Do you enjoy working with numbers? Want to manage the finances of multi-million-pound projects? Then our Quantity Surveying Management Programme may be the pathway for you.

The Quantity Surveying teams within SES are largely responsible for the contractual and financial management of a project. A combination of law, business and finance skills are used to manage relationships with key stakeholders including clients, designers, sub-contractors and suppliers. Our commercial teams play a vital role in the construction and delivery of our projects.

As an SES Quantity Surveying trainee, you will be involved in assisting with:

  • Procurement and payment of sub-contractors
  • Preparing tender and contract documents
  • Producing commercial reports
  • Ensuring that our projects are financially viable
  • Safeguarding our commercial position


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Planning Management Trainee Programme


Keen to be involved in mapping the steps that bring our projects to life? If so, then our Planner Management Trainee Programme may be the pathway for you.

Construction and Engineering Planners are positioned at the forefront of our projects, making sure they are built with the right resources to the correct quality and cost, on time and safely.

As an SES Planning Trainee, you will be involved in:

  • Defining each aspect of a project and choosing the best methods to complete them
  • Estimating activity durations and resource requirements
  • Defining the work tasks and relationships required to deliver the project
  • Creating, maintaining and reviewing project schedules and plans
  • Dealing with external contractors and suppliers to organise the many phases of the development


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Estimating Management Trainee Programme

Are you a forward thinker? Want to help us win multi-million-pound contracts? Then our Estimator Management Programme might be the right pathway for you.

Estimators hold a pivotal role within pre-construction and are responsible for estimating the costs of a building project. They work with all the other functions (design, building services, planning and site team) to understand their requirements and express them in an estimate which can then be offered as part of the work winning process. The cost of a project is usually the most important factor when a customer decides which company to work with.

As an SES Estimator trainee, you will be involved in:

  • Researching materials, equipment and labour costs
  • Gathering quotes from sub-contractors and suppliers
  • Assessing the levels of risk on a project
  • Analysing company data, exchange rates and prices using software packages
  • Preparing and submitting quotations for work
  • Helping with bids for new contracts and supporting buying activities


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Student Engineering Apprenticeship Programme

If you’re interested in design and like putting your analytical and problem-solving skills to the test, then our Student Engineering Programme may be the pathway for you.

Our Engineers are responsible, in short, for all the functional characteristics of a building that take it from being an empty shell to becoming a comfortable living space. Tasks can vary from designing the air filtration system in a forensic lab to controlling the temperature and lighting systems in an office to engineering the floodlights in a sports stadium.

As a Student Engineer, you will be involved in:

  • Advising on cost-effective and energy-efficient systems
  • Drawing up plans, using computer-aided design and building information modelling software
  • Testing systems and making changes to plans where necessary
  • Monitoring the installation of services and managing their maintenance once the building is completed
  • Making sure all building services meet health and safety requirements and environmental legislation


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