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Graduates and work placements

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John Sisk & Son provides a variety of career focused graduate programmes and work placements across all of our business units.

Excelerate graduate programme 

Excelerate is our three-year graduate development programme designed to put you in good stead to work towards professional accreditation and chartership during and shortly after the completion of the programme.

John Sisk & Son are looking for talented graduates to join ‘Excelerate’, our three-year graduate development programme in September 2020. Designed to put you in good stead to work towards professional accreditation and chartership during and shortly after the completion of the programme. 

If you have recently graduated or are due to graduate with a good Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Building Services or Commercial/Quantity Surveying degree in summer 2020 and are passionate about building a career with a leading building contractor, then we may be just right for you!

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"I completed the Sisk Excelerate graduate programme, in 2019. The programme was three years in duration and over that time I have experienced many positive and also challenging moments which have enabled me to learn and grow in the profession."

Aisling McNamara
Project Surveyor

Aisling McNamara, project surveyor, Sisk

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Excelerate graduate brochure

Engineering excellence programme 

This is a comprehensive two year programme for engineers who have graduated which has been developed and delivered in conjunction with Engineers Ireland. This programme has been designed for civil and structural engineers to enhance their technical skills and development which are required to succeed as a professional engineer.

For the duration of the programme the engineer works on site under the supervision and guidance of their line manager and gains the opportunity to put the theory presented at workshops and training modules into practice. Each engineer will be assigned a mentor in addition to their line manager who will provide assistance and support throughout the programme.   

Participants will attend a number of workshops away from their designated site. These workshops target specific elements of the engineer’s programme development.

    We are proud to support people at the beginning of their career journey

    Engineering excellence training area

    Work placements

    If you are studying a Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Building Services or Commercial / Quantity Surveying degree and are passionate about gaining experience with a leading building contractor, then we may be right for you!

    In return you will get a competitive salary, strong start to your career and its progression in the construction industry, excellent support and a guidance network.

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    Ramisah Ramzan, HR intern 2018-2019

    "I completed a year-long work placement with John Sisk & Son whilst studying a Business degree at the University of Hertfordshire. From the moment I joined everyone was so lovely and welcoming, I felt like one of the team right away!"

    Ramisah Ramzan
    HR Intern, St Albans 2018-2019

    National Undergraduate Employability (NUE) Awards

    Sisk has been placed into the UK National Undergraduate Employability Awards Top 50 Medium-Sized companies for undergraduate schemes 2020-21.

    Sisk came in seventh place (first in Engineering), jumping 24 places from last year’s position. The NUE brings together employers, students and universities from across the UK to recognise their successes within undergraduate employability.

    Yetunde King, our former placement student at Wembley Park was shortlisted at the NUE Awards for 'Best Student Placement'.

    Yetunde King, Sisk placement student

    Sisk Excelerate staff

    The Job Crowd

    Sisk has jumped an impressive 35 places - from 90 to 55 - on a list of the top-ranked companies for UK graduates for 2020/2021.

    The Job Crowd collated feedback from 94 of our Excelerate graduates who were asked to rate their experience on certain elements of the programme. 'Colleagues' and 'training' scored particularly high among the graduates giving ratings of 4.1/5 and 4/5 respectively.

    The Job Crowd reviews and compares over 600 companies across a range of industries and compiles a list of the top 150. Sisk experience reviews on The Job Crowd.