Apprenticeships with Skanska

There are a wide range of Skanska Apprenticeship roles available across various departments and locations across the UK. Apprenticeship roles are available in various functions within Engineering, Operations and Business Support.

Skanska, established in 1887, is one of the world’s leading project development and construction groups. The UK operation is one of the country’s top contractors, with more than 6,000 employees.

Some of Skanska’s major projects include the Gherkin and Crossrail. Other recent project highlights include:

The design, construction, operation and maintenance of the UK’s biggest hospital project, the £1 billion redevelopment of St Bartholomew’s and The Royal London.

In joint venture, Skanska delivered the £1 billion widening of the M25, one of the world’s busiest motorways, ahead of schedule in 2012. A £320 million design and construction contract to upgrade further sections was again completed early in 2014. Skanska is also part of the team managing and maintaining the 440km of motorway until 2039.

With a value of more than £400 million, seven Crossrail contracts have been secured by a Costain Skanska joint venture since 2010, including Bond Street and Paddington stations. Skanska delivered engineering services for phase one of this London mega project, as well as early construction works at the power station building (phase two), including refurbishment of its iconic chimneys.

Skanska is also delivering long-term value for Thames Water, Welsh Water and Anglian Water, using collaborative working to create broad-based, innovative solutions that benefit consumers.

In the last 10 years, Skanska has built, refurbished and extended over 40 schools in Bristol to deliver over 7,500 new primary places. It has also improved the learning environment for more than 13,600 secondary pupils.

New Papworth Hospital, part of a new biomedical campus in Cambridge. This cardiothoracic centre of excellence will provide 310 beds, as well as seven operating theatres and five catheterisation labs, funded through a private-finance initiative.

The Monument Building in London and 66 Queen Square in Bristol are Skanska’s first UK developments under the Workplaces by Skanska banner. This aims to bring distinctive, high-quality and sustainable office and retail space to a competitive market.

Skanska’s UK headquarters are in Rickmansworth, near London. The company also has permanent offices in London, Birmingham, Bristol, Doncaster, Ipswich, Bridgend, Woking and Motherwell. The Skanska operation in Scotland specialises in Construction, Piling, Foundations, Building fit-out, and Facilities management.

In addition to the Skanska Apprenticeship roles summarised here, the company also offers a range of Graduate Jobs:

Skanska Graduate Jobs

Roles Available with Skanska

There are a wide range of Skanska Apprenticeship roles available across various departments and locations, including:


  • Civil engineer
  • Mechanical and electrical engineer


  • Street lighting
  • Plumbing
  • Piling
  • Vehicle technician
  • Welder
  • Mechanical fitter

Business support

  • IT
  • Administration

Candidates interested in a Skanska Apprenticeship should check the company’s website for the current vacancies available.

Education Requirements for Skanska

The Education Requirements for a Skanska Apprenticeship will vary according to the specific role for which you are applying. For example:

  • For some roles you will need to have 2 GCSEs, in English and Maths.
  • However, for other roles you will need no formal qualifications.

Candidates interested in a Skanska Apprenticeship should visit the company’s website for the Education Requirements for the specific role of interest.

When can I apply for an apprenticeship at Skanska?

The Skanska Apprenticeship programme opens for applications in February each year, with a closing date at the end of March.

However, the company also has a number of immediate start positions available throughout the year.

Therefore, candidates interested in a Skanska Apprenticeship should visit the company’s website for details of application dates for current vacancies.

To find out more about this Apprenticeship at Skanska register now:

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