Graduates & Trainees

Launch your career

Why learn with DG?

If you are a recent graduate, taking your first steps into engineering and construction, you will want to find an employer who can support and guide you through your progress. Designer Group offer unrivalled opportunities to develop your skills and gain the experience you need to launch your career.

There is never a dull day in this industry and with new technologies arising, it can rapidly change. To make sure we remain leaders in our industry, we heavily invest in our workforce so we can continue to deliver projects for our clients safely, efficiently and to the highest quality standards.

We have dedicated local HR teams who will also oversee your wellbeing and ensure you are given everything needed to meet your milestones during the programme.

If you are ready for an exciting career, we are ready to show you how.


Our graduate and trainee programmes have been created to attract high calibre and ambitious people. We offer programmes in quantity surveying, mechanical, and electrical engineering which are supported by the entire business – we all invest in your future.

The programmes combine hands-on experience with technical knowledge and all graduates and trainees are assigned a mentor, who will guide your journey and help you to fulfil your potential. Trainees are also given one day a week study day, where they can work towards their required qualification.

Over 18 months, you will gain an all-round skill set, working on our world class projects, and obtaining insight within the core teams, and the full construction lifecycle.

All graduates receive continuous professional development and regular feedback to ensure you gain the maximum benefit from the scheme and learn everything you need to work for an international M&E contractor.

To register your interest for the graduate scheme, please apply with your most recent CV, the application form (attached) and a written cover letter (no more than 500 words).  Your covering letter should include a brief description of why you are the best candidate for the vacancy.

Our trainee scheme follows a similar structure of rotational modules in various departments, with paid day release to study.

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    Induction development scheme

    Scheme benefits

    Full-time employment

    Loyalty Bonus Scheme – Commences once the 18-month scheme completed

    Annual membership and associated professional development fees paid

    A permanent role following the completion of the 18-month scheme

    Quarterly development meetings with HR

    Assigned a mentor on day 1 of the scheme

    Graduate team events

    Competitive salary and benefits including £27k, travel paid, private healthcare, pension, laptop, mobile phone, flexible benefits, 25 days annual leave. Increases up to 30 days – linked to length of service


    Designer Group works with a range of colleges to offer students in-company internships designed around their course content and schedule.

    Completed internships include Quantity Surveying, Engineering & BIM, and HR & Business. We are also proud to have successfully progressed interns into full-time, permanent employment across our business.

    Interns become embedded in our Company culture whilst they explore a career path and develop and refine skills within the industry. It is a key talent pipeline for Designer Group in an increasingly competitive marketplace.

    Whether you are the type of person who simply wants to reach and maintain your maximum performance, or you are ambitious and want to climb the career ladder, there are lots of different opportunities available, for your level and your pace.

    Contact our HR teams to find out more

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