The brainchild of Managing Director, Matthew Pryor, each graduate has embarked on a bespoke sixteen-month programme which will give them experience in every department across Toppesfield, from spending time on site with our surfacing gangs to assisting our sales team and quantity surveyors. Directors and heads of departments have been assigned with the important role of mentoring the new members of our team, supporting and assisting the graduates to maximise their experience.
The graduate scheme also marks the inauguration of a new technical department in Toppesfield. Building on the recent partnership with leading infrastructure company, FM Conway, our graduates will be spending time with their technical team. Their brief, to gain a basic understanding of the manufacturing and development of bituminous materials as well as the advances and opportunities available in recycling. Lead by the Senior Management Team, they will help support our own in-house technical department, capable of providing our clients and operational teams with even greater technical support and more innovative solutions.
With a wide range of degrees, our hope and aim is that our graduates become full time employees at the end of the programme in April 2019, while in the meantime, gain invaluable work experience and bring intellect and ideas from other disciplines to an industry historically populated with employees following in their father’s footsteps.
Of course, training is not something newly offered at Toppesfield. A third of our commercial team is made up of trainee quantity surveyors that we have put through university courses and provide with work-based training. We also run a trainee supervisor programme and offer courses to support our staff across the entire business. Such investment in our people and their careers helps us to play our part in resolving the national construction skills shortage and also reflects why almost thirty percent of our workforce are aged below thirty.
- Civil Engineering,
- Finance and Quantity Surveying
Toppesfield’s graduate programme offer you the opportunity to start your career in the highways and major infrastructure sector. In the first 12 months you will gain exposure across the following parts of the business before selecting your chose profession. In operations you’ll go out on site working with the site supervisors and contracts managers overseeing surfacing works on highways, airports and residential sites. In the commercial team you’ll work with quantity surveyors looking at the commercial elements of a project working on final accounts, invoice processing, materials and bills of quantities. Finally, in sales & estimating you’ll speak to prospective clients, pricing works and identifying availability to carry out the work.
Bike to work scheme
£100 birthday bonus
3% pension (if matched)
25+ statutory holiday
Toppesfield is the UK's largest independent surfacing contractor. We are driven by innovation and determination to succeed, whilst having fun and staying safe.