Early Careers

If you’re getting ready to leave school or college, or you have already left, then you might be contemplating what your next move will be. We have a range of opportunities to start you on your journey and build an exciting and rewarding career!

Internships, placements and work experience

Internships, placements and work experience are all fantastic ways of experiencing life at Breedon, and often lead to future opportunities for people to join our team. We also offer a range of apprenticeship programmes and graduate trainee manager opportunities in a variety of disciplines, which lead to high-level qualifications and long-term career opportunities.


We’re dedicated to investing in Apprenticeships and we're always looking for people who can help us achieve our purpose of making a material difference. Our Apprenticeships and Higher Apprenticeship Programmes are a valuable way in which we nurture the talents of people who've opted to work and earn whilst still working towards nationally recognised qualifications.

We offer a range of apprenticeship programmes across our business in a variety of disciplines, from quarrying to finance, engineering to customer services, giving you the best support, knowledge and practical experience to accelerate your career. We work closely with you to ensure the apprenticeship you’re enrolled on is perfect for you and suitable to your requirements.

And the great thing about a Breedon apprenticeship is that you can continue to learn and advance your career long after you’ve completed your apprenticeship.

If you’ve got a mind for fresh ideas, love thinking outside the box and fancy learning some new skills, then an early years career with us could be a step in the right direction.

We’ll reward your commitment with a competitive starting salary, along with some fantastic benefits, including pension scheme and access to deals and discounts on your everyday shopping.

Apprenticeship opportunities in NI

Apprenticeship opportunities in RoI

Graduate Opportunities

We recognise how important it is for graduates to make the right choice by joining a company that can meet their needs as ambitious and determined young people. Our Graduate Training Programmes in GB and Ireland are designed to attract and develop people who will become our leaders of the future. Whether you are graduating, recently graduated or have spent a few years in work this is an opportunity designed to help you build the foundations for a lifelong career.

GB Graduate Training Programme

Our GT Programme in GB is a structured 12-month personal development programme, which aims to prepare you for a future management role within Breedon. Initially you’ll have a week-long business induction before embarking on 3 rotations spending approximately 3 months supporting projects in our different business divisions from quarrying to finance, engineering to logistics. This will give you ‘hands on’ experience and a broad grounding in all aspects of our business. Throughout this you will also be enrolled on business skills training, focusing on Presentation and Communication skills, Health & Safety and HR.

Managers and mentors will be on hand to help you get to grips with your new role. They’re a friendly bunch and will show you the ropes – there’s quite a lot to get your head around. 

You’ll be rewarded for your commitment with a competitive starting salary, 25 days of annual leave every year PLUS bank holidays. Our fantastic benefits also include, enrolment on our pension scheme and access to a selection of deals and discounts at your favourite online and high street stores.

At the end of the programme, we will work with you to understand your career expectations and will develop a tailored plan with identifiable career pathways. This will ensure you gain the relevant skills, knowledge and expertise to fulfil your potential as a future leader at Breedon.

The window for applications will open again in January 2022, with assessment centres anticipated to be held in March and April.

Graduate Trainee Programmes in Ireland

Our Graduate Trainee Programmes in Ireland are suitable for graduates from:

  • Construction
  • Civil Engineering
  • Quantity Surveying disciplines

Graduate opportunities in NI

Graduate opportunities in RoI

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