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Kier’s Purpose is to sustainably deliver infrastructure which is vital to the UK.

Who is Kier Group?
Kier is a leading UK infrastructure services, construction, and property group.

Our purpose is to sustainably deliver infrastructure which is vital to the UK, and we are committed to leaving lasting legacies through our work.

We provide specialist design and build capabilities and the knowledge, skills, and intellectual capital of our people to ensure we are able to project manage and integrate all aspects of a project.

Our values underpin and support everything we do. These are:

We enjoy what we do and work closely with clients and stakeholders to reach innovative solutions.

We deliver what we promise. We act safely and ethically and we care for the environment and the communities in which we work.

We are clear in our approach. We are disciplined and thorough in how we work and deliver for our clients and customers.

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Apprenticeships at Kier

An apprenticeship at Kier allows you to learn and earn by growing and developing your skills with a wide range of opportunities available to support your career within the built environment.

We are committed to supporting our people with structured training, reviews and open conversations around career progression.

Kier Degree Apprenticeships

If you are looking for a way to study for a degree related to the built environment while earning a competitive salary, the Kier Degree Programme could be for you.

The programme takes four to five years to complete and at the end of it you will receive a recognised BSc qualification with one of our partner universities. You will be permanently employed and gaining valuable work experience for most of the year. Kier will pay your tuition fees and release you to complete your studies in pre-determined residential block weeks.

Kier Graduate Programme

Reaching the end of your time at university is an important point when it comes to making career choices. If you are enthusiastic, good at working with others, forward thinking and have a passion about working in the built environment, then Kier would like to hear from you.

Each year we take graduates onto our structured, two-year, Graduate Development Programme. This provides an opportunity for you to progress, providing you with the tools and experience to quality for membership of your chosen profession.

Kier Internships and Placements

If you are currently studying for a degree, our 8-week summer internships and 12-month industrial placements are a great way to immerse yourself in our world.

You will get to look inside a leading infrastructure, building, developments and housing group and find out about the work we do, and the sectors we support. All while getting valuable hands-on experience which will support your studies.

We carefully scrutinise students accepted on internships and industrial placements while they are with us, to identify high performers who would be suitable to fast-track onto our graduate programme at the end of their studies.


Qualifications to gain:
Across our apprenticeship programmes you can study and achieve qualifications from Level 2 all the way up to Level 7. Through our Graduate schemes we will support with professional chartership.


  • Kier has an excellent range of benefits for all employees to access including:
  • New and enhanced family friendly policies, including eight weeks paternity leave, 26 weeks maternity leave, pregnancy loss leave, surrogacy leave, menopause guidance, and more
  • A competitive annual holiday entitlement with opportunities to buy/sell leave.
  • 24/7 virtual GP service for you and your family
  • A huge range of deals and discounts at many your favourite brands
  • A fantastic matched pension scheme

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Progression Routes:
Through all of our emerging talent programmes, Kier is committed to supporting the progression and development of our people. As the you continue on the programmes, you can expect to progress through Kier into a wide range of roles and seniority.

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How they will be supported:

Support networks:
At Kier we’re proud to offer our people employee led networks that can be joined, these include our: Armed Forces Network, Gender Inclusion Network, Race Inclusion Network and many more. These networks have regular meetings, and each have an executive sponsor to help positively impact changes at within the business.

Support within the workplace:
All of our apprentices, graduates and placements are supported at Kier through their line managers, dedicated local HR teams and emerging talent development teams.

Day-to-day support.

Our emerging talent population are all supported on a day to day basis with mentors and line managers, ensuring that all development, skills and goals can be achieved.

Hear from kier groups people:



“If you’re like I was, and you want to learn while in the working world, then I’d recommend an apprenticeship.”



“It’s a great way of achieving a degree qualification and not having to take a single penny in student loans!”



“I feel valued, like I am making a difference and I would definitely recommend an apprenticeship at Kier”