Commercial Programme
graduate scheme
Expires12 days

Commercial Programme

Job description

We are looking for graduates to join our central Commercial team as part of the Commercial Graduate programme. As a commercial graduate, you will be enrolled in a two-year graduate programme, but without the rotations, and with a distinct focus on the commercial side of our business. You will be working closely with our commercial team but also the experienced operational managers and senior leaders supporting the delivery of our pre-contract work, management of existing and mobilising new contracts, and client management in one of our divisions such as rail infrastructure, rail services or rail urban. Here you will have the opportunity to learn and develop your skills by working towards becoming a Chartered Quantity Surveyor.

What we are looking for

We are looking for bright, enthusiastic people who can work both independently and in a team. For all our Graduate Programmes we are looking for at least a 2:1 from a reputable University, and the ability to stand out, by internships, university successes or extracurricular activities. We are also looking for graduates who have behaviors that tie in with our behavioural framework which is our approach to how we deliver the work at Colas Rail: energy, energise, edge, execute, and engage.


We take graduates from a range of disciplines, but a legal, finance, accounting or quantity surveying background is beneficial. As Chartership with the RICS is required, we look for graduates from either a quantity surveying degree background or those with the desire to commit to undertaking a conversion course to support in their development to becoming chartered.

Accepted degree subjects


How to apply

The selection process goes through several stages. Once you have submitted your application we ask you to undertake various psychometric tests. Following this we request a pre-selection video interview. Following this, if successful, you will be invited to an assessment day.

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 30/06/2018

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Closing date: Continuous recruitment


Additional job details

LocationBirmingham, Brentwood, Bristol, Cardiff, Dartford, London, Manchester, Rugby, Tonbridge, York

Competitive salary

Healthshield cash health care scheme, Aegon pension, season ticket Loan, Cycle to Work Scheme

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