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Cadets

Aimed at bright, passionate school-leavers seeking careers in engineering, construction, commercial management or information technology, this five-year programme combines academic learning with on-the-job training.

What does the programme involve? 

Candidates will complete an accredited degree while working as a Laing O’Rourke employee. During this time, you will be mentored by experienced employees, who will support your personal and professional growth using career planning toolkits and tailored development plans.

** New for 2014 – Information Technology (IT) cadet programme (UK only)**

Successful candidates will complete a fully funded accredited day release IT degree while working as a Laing O’Rourke employee. The programme includes a series of in-house modules aimed at exposing you to the latest developments in the business. The recruitment progress will run during July 2014 and the programme starts on 03 September 2014. 

Roles available:
• Manufacturing Business Systems, Advanced Manufacturing facility, Worksop, Nottinghamshire (application closing date Friday 4 July 2014)
• Group Information Technology, Dartford, Kent (application closing date Monday 14 July 2014)

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Who is eligible?
To be eligible for a UK-based cadetship you will need to have gained (or be on track to achieve) three A Levels at Grade C or above (or equivalent), plus at least five Bs at GCSE-level. Ideally you will have completed your education no more than two years before applying.
For Australia-based positions, you should be completing a part-time degree in construction, engineering or quantity surveying disciplines.

When can I apply?
In the UK, applications open in the autumn and close in the spring – with the programme commencing the following September. The assessment and selection process begins in January, so we recommend you apply early to be considered.

The majority of roles for our 2014 intake are now closed. Please revisit this page in November 2014 when applications will open for our September 2015 intake.  

Australian applications are open all year round. 

How do I apply?
Only applications submitted via our online recruitment portal will be accepted. 



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If you have any further queries please email cadetprogramme@laingorourke.com