We are Skanska. One of the UK’s leading construction contractors, we’re an inclusive, responsible business that’s helping to build a better society. Known for major projects, such as the Gherkin and Crossrail, we are building, upgrading and maintaining the country’s infrastructure. Drawing on our Scandinavian heritage, we are green, innovative and progressive. We bring together people and technology, as part of our quest to make construction a safer and more collaborative industry.

School leaver opportunities

Our trainee programme gives you a great opportunity to gain further qualifications at university or college. You’ll study for a part-time course, financed by Skanska, while earning a salary. The course will be related to your job role and could be a higher apprenticeship, BTEC/HNC or HND qualification, usually completed through a day-release study programme.  

Our opportunities include in mechanical & electrical engineering, planning, estimating, construction supervision, buying, design and quantity surveying. 


Our apprentice programmes give you a great opportunity to gain a recognised academic or vocational qualification from college while you’re employed full time at Skanska. You’ll spend around 20% of your time in off the job learning and around 80% of the time applying that learning in your chosen profession. Once you’re qualified, we’ll also build you a structured career path to help you realise your potential.  

Our opportunities include in civil engineering, mechanical & electrical Engineering, street lighting, plumbing, piling, welding, administration and IT.  

As part of all of our programmes, everybody will have the exciting opportunity to complete a Duke of Edinburgh award. It’s something that truly aligns to our values and will help you to develop the skills to thrive in your new role. 

Salary & benefits

Head over to the Skanksa site to view the salary and benefits Skanska offer their employees


The qualifications required to apply for our programmes vary depending on the role. For our trainee programme, you can expect to be required to have completed a level 3 qualification, whether that be a BTEC, A-Levels or equivalent. For the apprentice programme, some roles will require GCSE’s while others will not require any formal qualifications.