Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate


Locations: Various locations across the UK

Considering not going to uni? Thinking of starting your career as a Construction Manager? If you would like the opportunity to work with experienced professionals, earn a competitive salary whilst studying for a degree – we want to hear from you.

Over the course of your Degree Programme you will receive the technical training and personal development needed to excel in your role. We offer unique career progression prospects and the training and development we offer are unparalleled. Joining us on a degree programme is a proper job with real responsibilities.

This BSc Honours degree programme, in partnership with Sheffield Hallam University, will give you a professional career pathway into the fast growing and exciting construction Industry, opening up a wide variety of career opportunities, including:

Construction Management

Business Development

Building Information Modelling

Health and Safety


Project Management

On this fully-funded degree programme you will attend 4 one-week teaching blocks each year in Sheffield, where accommodation and meals will also be provided. The rest of the year you will be working full-time, gaining valuable experience towards your professional development.

Your role as a Construction Manager will include the following:

With the support of experienced Construction Managers, you’ll be assigned responsibility for a project section or work package, where you’ll manage on-site health and safety and quality, and the establishment and use of environmental restrictions.

The role will include liaising with third parties such as councils and utilities, managing subcontractors, and reporting on the project’s progress.

Kier Building UK covers commercial, education, defence, custodial, leisure and retail including government programmes, large healthcare and multi-sector frameworks, with values ranging from £100k refurbishments to £200m Major Projects. Striving for growth, future areas for Building UK include the aviation, industrial and science and technology sectors.

What are the entry requirements?

You must be at least 18 years of age, with GCSE Grade C in both Maths and English plus one of the following:

2 A-Levels

BTEC National Certificate or Diploma or Extended Diploma in Building, Construction, Civil Engineering or Quantity Surveying

Advanced Diploma in Construction or Built Environment

Other level 3 BTEC Certificates or Diplomas will also be considered, preferably with some construction related experience

Mature applicants without formal qualifications will be considered on merit, taking into account relevant work experience (you'll need at least five years’ experience under your belt) and previous qualifications.

The package:

Highly competitive salary

Start your pension with our scheme (up to 7.5% matched)

Two exclusive share options

26 days’ + 8 bank holidays

Kier Awards –be part of our annual award scheme. You could be our next ‘Rising Star’!

Kier Rewards – get rewards and cash back to book your holidays and shop online

What happens next?

If this sounds like the opportunity for you, then you will need to upload your CV and answer some application questions. You should detail your educational history, work experience and hobbies and interests in your CV. Kier is a diverse business, so if you have an interest in one particular sector do let us know in your application. Our recruiters take the time and effort to read through each application thoroughly and appreciate your interest in our opportunities.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

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