Graduate Jobs with Costain

There are a wide range of Costain Graduate Jobs available in many different departments and locations across the UK. Costain Graduate Jobs are available in 11 diverse disciplines, from traditional roots in Civil Engineering, Quantity Surveying and Mechanical Engineering through to Bid Authoring and Finance.

The company also plans to broaden this further to encompass technology disciplines such as computer and data science. There are more than 200 graduates working at Costain, with an annual intake of more than 60 students in a variety of roles and departments.

The Costain Graduate Jobs programme is a two-year professional development programme. In addition, there is behavioural and technical skills training in specific skill sets, designed to fast track you to Chartered Status with a wide number of professional institutions within five years.

Costain has been improving the lives of people through infrastructure since 1865. The company has built airports, petrochemical plants, waste treatment works and schools. It creates the building blocks of modern life and improves the quality of life of the people who use them.

Costain has constructed several iconic international landmarks, such as the new international airport in Hong Kong. This required shifting the equivalent of 367 Empire State Buildings as part of the earth-moving project. It also required 56,000 tonnes of explosives to level Chek Lap Kok Island.

Costain was also the lead contractor on the iconic Thames Barrier, which has been raised more than 80 times since the 1980s to prevent London being flooded. This innovative flood defence system consumed 51,000 tonnes of structural steelwork and 214,000 cubic metres of concrete. The company was also involved in the construction of the Channel Tunnel and the Channel Tunnel Rail Link, including the revitalisation of St Pancras Station to accept Eurostar trains.

Some of Costain’s more recent projects in the UK include the £400m redevelopment project at London Bridge Station, as well as the HS2 railway line linking London to the East Midlands. Costain is also constructing the 25km Thames Tideway Tunnel which will provide capture, storage and conveyance of almost all the combined raw sewage and rainwater discharges that currently overflow into the River Thames.

Thames Tideway Tunnel:

The River Thames is at the heart of London, but in recent years it has often been overlooked. Costain wants to help change all that. That is why the company is recruiting talented people to help deliver the ambition of re-invigorating a much under-used social, environmental and economic asset.

The Thames Tideway Tunnel is also one of the largest construction projects of its type in Europe. Main construction work on the tunnel started in 2016, but it will take up to seven years to complete. But it’s not just an engineering project, it’s about building a London that meets the needs of generations to come.

At the Greenwich site on Thames Tideway, Apprentices will be part of the team responsible for excavating the shaft and preparation works for the tunnelling phase. This will include the erection of a 17m high, structural steel framed acoustic enclosure that will contain two gantry cranes.


In addition to the Costain Graduate Jobs summarised here, the company also offers a range of Apprenticeships:

Costain Apprenticeships

Roles Available with Costain

There are a wide range of Costain Graduate Jobs available across many different departments and locations throughout the UK, including:

  • Project management
  • Engineering and design
  • Commercial, finance and accounting
  • Front line supervision and operations
  • Land surveying
  • Facilities and administration
  • Health safety and the environment
  • Bid management, authoring and editing
  • Estimation
  • Graphic design
  • Business systems
  • Information technology
  • Human resources
  • Geotechnical services

Education Requirements for Costain

The Education Requirements for Costain Graduate Jobs vary according to the specific role for which you are applying. However, the company requires the following qualifications to be considered for any of the Costain Graduate Jobs listed above:

  • 2:1 degree or above in a relevant degree subject
When can I apply for a Graduate Job at Costain

The Costain Graduate Jobs programme opens for applications in September and October each year, and normally close at the end of December.

Successful applicants will be invited to attend an assessment centre held during December to March.

Graduates join the company at the beginning of August and start with a one-week induction programme before beginning work in their respective roles.

However, there are sometimes Costain Graduate Jobs available at other times of the year, so candidates should check the website for current vacancies.

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