Early Career Opportunities

We are committed to finding innovative solutions that create positive environments. By joining us on one of our Graduate or Apprenticeship programmes you will play a key role in helping us achieve our vision.

We want to attract talented people who will become our future leaders through a highly personal and individual approach to development. You will have the opportunity to showcase your strengths and capabilities in a variety of scenarios. You will have real responsibility and challenge the boundaries of your abilities. We offer opportunities in a number of disciplines including Site Management, Design Management, and IT.

We look for individuals who are passionate about what they do and want to develop; who want to make themselves great and help make Octavius an even greater place to work.

“On my visits to meet trainees I have been impressed by the support provided. Trainees have a clear understanding of the scheme requirements and are gaining good experience on projects and through carefully organised secondments” – ICE Development Officer


We offer full time structured Trainee Programmes in Civil Engineering and Quantity Surveying. These are paid permanent, full time positions with Octavius offered to summer placements, apprenticeship degrees and new graduates.


Over the last 50 years the face of apprenticeships has changed as dramatically as the shape and size of our business. Apprenticeship opportunities are now far reaching. We offer apprenticeships for school leavers, those who want to gain a degree while gaining hands on experience, and to those looking for a change of direction in their career. We have dedicated support in each of our businesses to direct your development towards achieving your personal and professional goals.


These are paid placements typically offered to university students for up to 14 weeks over the summer months. Our placements are designed for those individuals who have completed their first year of study and wish to reinforce their learning with a practical placement.

Work Experience

We can offer unpaid work experience in our head office in Reigate, Surrey or on one of our sites in London/South East, the Midlands and the North.  The experience will give you an understanding, via a hands on approach, to a range of the roles that the industry has to offer, including Project Management, Civil Engineering, Quantity Surveying and Design Management. Work experience is aimed at school leavers or those who have decided to undertake a university degree after completing A-levels.