Early Careers

With a diverse range of job roles, you can build a career in so many ways at Stonbury. Whichever opportunity you pursue, you will have access to accredited learning opportunities, and mix with talented people who can support you through your journey.

Upskilling our employees

Realising the potential of our current employees allows us to retain talent and gives individuals the opportunity to fulfil their career aspirations. Each year, and with our future leaders in mind, Stonbury runs a development programme accredited by the Institute of Leadership and Management. To ensure candidates are fully supported throughout the 12-18 months of work-related study, they are provided with a personal tutor as well as a Stonbury mentor. This combination of specialist input from an accredited body alongside targeted internal support maximises success in gaining the skills, behaviours, tools and mindset to be prepared for the next steps.

Craig’s story

Craig embarked on a Level 3 Institute of Leadership and Management qualification with Raise the Bar. He was a Site Coordinator and has since progressed into a Project Management role. Find out more about the challenges he faced during his studies, what tools he found helpful as he progressed through the course and what he has found to be the most beneficial in terms of supporting his role as a manager.

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Richard’s story

Recently, Richard embarked on a Level 3 Institute of Leadership and Management qualification, and, upon completion of the diploma, progressed from the role of Site Coordinator to Project Manager. Watch Richard's video to find out more about the challenges of juggling work and study, how the knowledge he gained during the course assisted with career development and how he has added value to the business.

Kim's Story

Kimberley has worked for us for over nine years. Starting as an estimator, she is now our Bid Manager responsible for the end-to-end bid process. Watch Kimberley's video to learn more about her journey at Stonbury, how she has developed her skills and the support she has received.

Work placements

We are always eager to explore work placement opportunities for school, college, and university students. Whether you are studying for your GCSEs, working towards a construction certification, or completing a Masters degree in Human Resources, we could have the right opportunity for you. We believe in meaningful work and real experiences, so there are no long shifts making tea and photocopying documents. Why not drop us a line at careers@stonbury.co.uk if you would like to explore a work placement opportunity with us.

Trainee roles

Trainee opportunities are specifically designed to prepare and ready entry level candidates for future careers. Trainees attain a number of qualifications while fulfilling an important role in the business. Upon completion of the trainee programme, we have full time, permanent opportunities available.

Elliot's Story

Elliot started with us last year as a General Operative and is now a well-respected member of our Midlands team. Find out more about why he chose Stonbury, the skills and knowledge he has gained so far and what his long-term aspirations are.

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We are currently partnering with Birmingham City University to offer a Level 6 Chartered Surveyor qualification and full membership of the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors. As well as gaining real-life experience in the workplace, training will be provided on a day release basis where delegates have opportunity to network with other Apprentice Chartered Surveyors from various organisations.

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Spencer's Story

Spencer started with us in September 2022 after completing A-Levels. He is currently on day release at Birmingham City University studying for a Quantity Surveying Degree. Spencer’s journey as an apprentice will last five years, resulting in him achieving Chartered Surveyor status with RICS by the age of 23. Watch Spencer's video to see how he is finding the fusion of academic work with industry experience, what support he has been given and what his long-term ambitions are.