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Working for us

Enjoy a more fulfilling career, where down to earth meets above and beyond.

At VolkerWessels UK, people come first. Joining us means joining one of the UK’s largest multidisciplinary engineering and construction contractors, delivering a vast breadth of innovative projects, and offering endless opportunities to grow.

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Grounded, yet soaring

At VolkerWessels UK, we’re down to earth, but we’re reaching for the skies. We’re growing, but we still want to keep it personal, keep it grounded. So, we rely on genuine, authentic professionals to carry the torch. Those looking to do more, but not lose touch with reality. To be part of a team, but remain individual.

What can you expect from us?

At VolkerWessels UK, we make things happen, by working together as partners and people, on individual paths towards united goals. 

We ensure that employees receive the highest standard of ongoing training, as appropriate to their role, and that both technical and developmental skills are continually reviewed and enhanced.

Across the group, we have a range of initiatives in place to support career development, including:

  • Regular performance and development reviews aimed at encouraging feedback and fostering growth.  
  • An in-house training academy offering training and education programmes to all employees across the business, including technical, professional and ILM accredited management training courses.
  • A wide range of self-service, online learning options
  • An annual employee engagement survey, giving all employees an opportunity to voice their opinions
  • 'On the job' learning and mentoring across multiple disciplines and sectors.

Working here means being a ‘can do-er’. A ‘let’s make this happen’ person. It means being part of a family who will support you and encourage you to keep moving forward. We are:


Collaborative to the core

There are no ivory towers here. From our joint venture partners to our clients – we work together to bring the best out in each other, and everyone’s voice counts. We continuously adapt to ensure we are maximising the potential of our workforce and our projects. Meaning you’ll always be right at the centre of the action. Read more about our people.

Always authentic

We don’t have to enforce ethics here. We reject blame culture, reward loyalty, and take responsibility for our mistakes – seeing each one as a learning opportunity. And we’re genuinely inclined to push boundaries in the pursuit of equality, diversity and inclusion. Read more about equality, diversity and inclusion at VolkerWessels UK and about our Core Values.

Naturally nurturing

We’re a people-first kind of business, and we recognise that our success is built upon the contributions of our industry talent.  Our commitment to nurturing every individual’s potential makes our workforce a force to be reckoned with. Read more about our learning and development and our early careers opportunities.

Distinctly dependable

We’re not glory seekers. Our work is a product of pride, and it shows in our reputation. We’re driven by passion, committed to quality, and we never cut corners. For our subcontractors and employees, this translates to solid career prospects, and the satisfaction of representing ‘the good guys’.  Read more about our work.

Open for originality

We think big, embrace change. And we’re gearing up for the future. We’re open for business savvy and originality – welcoming entrepreneurs and independent thinkers, because ultimately, they are what drive us forward and give us the edge. From new technology to ground-breaking ideas – if it’s innovative enough, we’re agile enough to make it happen. Read about some of our innovative work.

 Click here to view our vacancies, or to apply for a role.