Our Early Career programmes are available across both our UK businesses, BAM Construct UK and BAM Nuttall.

We understand that it can be difficult to know what career to choose, therefore before you get started, here are simple summaries and hints of what it’s like to work in one of our popular Early Career opportunities.

What is a Quantity Surveyor?

Quantity surveyors manage the costs and budget of construction projects from outset to completion. You’ll ensure the costs of the project do not exceed the budget.

What might I get up to?

  • More of an office based work environment
  • Managing the finances of a multi-million pound project
  • Working indoors and going out on site
  • Liaising with subcontractors, suppliers, clients
  • Helping to ensure the financial success of projects
  • Becoming an expert in contracts, financial management & contract law

What is a Civil Engineer?

Civil engineers design and manage construction projects, from bridges and buildings, to transport links and sports stadiums.

What might I get up to?

  • Hands on learning
  • Applying maths in a real-life environment
  • Problem solving
  • Helping to contribute to the safety and environmental aspects of the project
  • Thinking on your feet
  • Using technology and innovation
  • Managing sub-contractors
  • Working in an outdoor environment
  • Getting your safety boots dirty
  • Working on iconic infrastructure and construction projects such as bridges, roads, rail, nuclear, offices, hospitals and schools

What is a Construction Manager?

Construction project managers deal with the day-to-day running of a construction project from start to finish.

What might I get up to?

  • Hands on day to day responsibility for delivering projects
  • Working outside on a live project environment
  • Front line management of people and resources
  • Managing health, safety and quality control
  • Co-ordinating subcontractors, suppliers
  • Working on Construction Building projects such as schools, prisons, hospitals, office and commercial buildings
  • Gaining industry recognised qualifications leading to chartership

What to expect when you start?

When joining one of our programmes, you will receive online information telling you even more about BAM, then it’s time to get super excited!

During your first week, your manager will have made plans for you to get started and you’ll also have an assigned buddy to help you settle in and support you with any questions that you may have.

Depending on the Early Career programme that you are joining, you will also receive the appropriate information regarding getting started on your journey at BAM and be enrolled onto one of our structured programmes. These are tailored to support you in your very first steps in BAM and for years to come.


BAM apprentices at Thames Tideway Tunnel, London