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Early careers

If you are looking to start your career in the construction industry, why not see how those within VolkerWessels UK have succeeded; through graduate and apprentice schemes. 

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Glyn Oliver

Apprentice project engineer

VolkerRail do everything they can to aid me with the progression of my apprenticeship and the support they have given me is phenomenal. The team I work with will always ensure that whatever I learn through my studies is brought through and shown in real life demonstrations, on site. 

The help I have received did not just come from my mentor and line manager, everyone in the business wants to help, which make my apprentice that much easier. 


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Magda Wasielewska

Graduate quantity surveyor

I was told by many of my colleagues and family that the construction sector is not an easy one for women to be in, however reality proved otherwise. Construction companies like VolkerFitzpatrick are very
welcoming, creating opportunities and supporting female staff. My graduate placement gives me that great sense of achievement, as I feel like I am shaping the world around me.

VolkerFitzpatrick is very open to suggestions and ideas and always supports me in all that I do. The graduate programme gives you that unique chance to develop your career and end up exactly where you want to be.


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Ben Walker

Site manager

VolkerFitzpatrick’s graduate programme helped me find the role that best suited me and pushed me to achieve my potential. I had great exposure to many fields including commercial operations, design and business development. In the end, I chose operations.

VolkerFitzpatrick has been great in driving me forward from assistant site manager to site manager level and I’m now pushing on to reach senior site manager. The support I receive gives me the confidence I need to reach my career goals.


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Manuel Bräu

Graduate engineer

Working for VolkerStevin is immensely satisfying. I have worked on some technically challenging projects, alongside some incredibly skilled people and learnt a huge amount in a very short period. VolkerStevin always strives to ensure that everyone gets the chance to work on some great projects.

The team I work with are always helpful, providing guidance and support both on the project and with my training, ensuring I have the chance to voice my ideas and suggestions.


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Cloe Bott

Engineering apprentice

Joining an apprenticeship with VolkerRail is such a great opportunity to grasp with both hands if you are passionate and wanting to become an engineer on the railway. It offers a great range of life skills and opportunities, alongside learning and earning. There’s no limit what you can achieve.