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02 December 2013

Applications open for LOR cadet programme

Keen to kick-start your career….but want to continue your education?

Laing O’Rourke presents the best of both….Qualify for our ‘cadet’ programme and you can get a debt-free degree, while gaining real on-the-job experience.

Applications are now open.To find out more, read on…

What does the programme involve?

Cadets will complete an accredited day-release degree while working as a full-time employee. The five-year programme also includes a series of in-house modules, aimed at exposing participants to the latest developments in construction and engineering.

You will be mentored through the programme by experienced employees, who will support your personal and professional growth using career planning toolkits and tailored development plans.

Who is eligible?

To be successful, applicants must have what it takes to complete a degree in engineering, construction or commercial management. 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.

Cadets intake September 2013

Come and meet our cadets

If you would like to know more about the programme - and meet some of our current cadets - we are holding two careers evenings. The first is on Tuesday 11 February at our Bridge Place office in Dartford. The second is on Wednesday 12 February at the Birley Fields office in Manchester. Both start at 6pm. To reserve your place, email

How do I apply?

  • Click here to go straight to our online recruitment portal
  • Then search ‘cadet’
  • The deadline for applications is 31 March 2014
  • If you have any queries please email
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