Early careers

Here at Breedon we believe in seeing things from a different perspective, that’s one of the reasons why we’re committed to discovering and developing the talent of tomorrow.


Whether you're getting ready to leave school or college, or you've already left, then you might be contemplating what your next move will be. We have a range of opportunities to start you on your journey and build an exciting and rewarding career. Discover where your talents and passions could take you on our graduate and apprenticeship programmes. 

The range of apprenticeships we offer can be a fantastic starting point, or a welcome change in your career.

Applications for 2024 are now closed

We’ve got some great opportunities across England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland – so there’s something for everyone. 

As an apprentice you can earn while you learn, gaining hands on experience in areas of the business relevant to your role. With a range of roles on offer, you’re bound to find your future career. 

Roles include:
·       Electrical Maintenance Technicians 
·       Mechanical Maintenance Technicians  
·       Plant Maintenance Technician 
·       Quarry and Ready-Mix Operatives 
·       Surfacing Operatives 
·       Customer Service Agents 
·       Operations Management  
·       Commercial (Estimating and Quantity Surveying) 
·       Administration 
·       Construction Site Supervisor 

Interested in…?

  • Being paid to go and gain qualifications; earn as you learn, without having to ‘work the time back’
  • Full company funding of any fees for qualifications and training
  • No need to buy your own kit or any work equipment; it’s all on us
  • A 40-hour week, Monday to Friday 
  • A competitive salary significantly higher than the national minimum wage for apprentices
  • Support from a community of apprentices
  • A variety of potential career progression pathways 

Life as a Breedon apprentice

Whilst you're building your career you will have access to some great benefits:
  • A competitive salary
  • Pension
  • 25 days annual leave, plus bank holidays on top
  • Share Saver Scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Access to our employee benefits platform, giving you discounts on a wide variety of high street shops and brands 
  • Broad learning opportunities and career progression pathways

Apprenticeship recruitment timeline

February: Apply and connect

Applications sought, collated and reviewed.

March - April: Explore and assess

Interviews conducted, providing opportunities for apprentices to meet the hiring team, ask questions, and learn more about Breedon. 

April: Offers

Formal offers extended to selected apprentices.

April - August: Introductions

Onsite tours arranged, allowing apprentices to familiarise themselves with the work environment.  "Meet the team" sessions and introductions to college and training providers..

September: Welcome to Breedon

Onboarding, consisting of 3 days of orientation and induction meetings – with overnight accommodation paid for. 

Information for parents and guardians

There are so many options for young people to consider regarding their future and making the best choice at a young age is going to be a tough decision.

What is an apprenticeship?
  • An apprenticeship is a job with training which allows young people to earn while they learn, whilst working to accredited body standards.
  • Our apprentices are supported all the way through their apprenticeship with a dedicated job coach/mentor.

Why an apprenticeship at Breedon?
  • Full supported development programme with a qualification at the end of it
  • Employee Sharesave scheme
  • Personal development opportunities throughout their career
  • Every apprentice is guaranteed a permanent position at the end of their scheme as long as they have met all necessary standards and behaviour criteria throughout the programme


Our graduate programmes in GB and Ireland are the perfect way to begin your career with us.

We work hard to create a difference for our graduates so you can learn from each other, socialise and take on challenges together. There's support from senior level managers to help you achieve your potential. 

Our programmes comprise of a mix of technical, personal and management modules, which we believe equips graduates with key skills they need when starting out on their career journey.

Expect responsibility and exposure from day one, backed by all the support and learning you need to help you achieve your potential.

Across our graduate programme you will receive excellent training that will develop your career.

All of our graduate programmes have been tailor made to provide you with the business knowledge and technical training you will require to become a future leader of our business. As a graduate you’ll be joining a community of likeminded people here at Breedon with excellent benefits.

As a graduate, you will receive a fantastic range of benefits. How does all this sound?
  • Salaries that start from £27,000 / €31,200
  • 25 days leave (excluding bank holidays)
  • Access to join our pension scheme
  • Dedicated mentors and managers who will support you every step of the way
  • Development projects throughout your graduate scheme that are tailored to your future role

Not quite ready to apply?

If you would like to register your interest in future apprentice programmes, please click below.