Putting people first means realising our potential to do good. From regeneration to employment and skills creation.
We're proud to have been awarded Gold Investors in People since 2011, for our management excellence and our commitment to developing and empowering our people.
I love working for Beard. Whether it’s with internal colleagues or external partners, everyone works together towards the same goals, in a friendly and open environment, and looking out for each other. It’s great to work for an ethical company, supported by good leadership.
Peter Beilby, Senior Project Manager
Here you'll find information about construction roles, different routes into the industry, and opportunities for on the job learning that are designed to support personal growth and development.
Roles in the industry
At any time, you will find us working on up to 75 sites across southern England, each presenting its own unique challenges.
We deliver quality projects and turnkey maintenance services. To do this, we need people who can bring fresh thinking and imagination on one hand, and the commercial ability to manage people, budgets and costs on the other.
Starting as an assistant site manager helps to gain valuable hands on experience. Many progress to become contracts managers, project managers and directors.
Estimators and business development professionals fill exciting roles, working with senior managers to develop and implement growth opportunities for the business.
Creative and personable, you will enjoy talking to and meeting new people, communicating with new and existing customers, building relationships, targeting new work streams and winning projects.
Each part of a building project has a cost. Delays have financial implications and every decision has an impact on customer satisfaction.
Becoming a Quantity Surveyor
With a watching brief on these and other critical issues, our commercial team work alongside our in-house design and quantity surveying teams, with one focus: to deliver high quality outcomes, on time, on budget and without defects.
Working to the Prompt Payment Code, this team’s work is essential to maintaining our position as a construction partner of choice.
Satisfying deadlines to ensure that projects run smoothly, every project has numerous third parties and suppliers to keep engaged.
Construction is a fiercely competitive sector with constant pressure on margins.
As a crucial driver of our high performance culture and our business advantage, finance offers you the opportunity to make a real contribution to our continued success.
Human Resources & IT
Providing essential services to operational teams, sites and individuals, you might be dealing with enquiries from other professionals, supporting our people, systems and stakeholders or transporting equipment and plant to site.
At Beard, these colleagues work is varied, but our key requirements aren’t - common sense and a sense of humour, be helpful and resourceful, and above all be able to use your initiative and take ownership.
CRAFTS & TRADES
New entrants to the industry tend to train on the job, through an apprenticeship. You could go on to gain additional qualifications and take on a technical, supervisory or management role.
These team members work with our Services and Repair and Maintenance crew, bringing essential property services to new and existing buildings, the Beard Way.
Prefer having your
hands on the tools?
We offer traineeships mainly in carpentry, where you will work on
projects between £50k to £5m in value. During the traineeship you
will develop to be competent and confident, perfecting your trade
on the job by shadowing a fully trained carpenter in a supportive culture.
On completion of your traineeship, you'll move into a group of employees
known as 'supported young people'. You'll continue to benefit from a
support network and will take part in a group developmental session
each year covering a specific topic.
We want our trainees of today to be the managers and leaders of tomorrow!
"My years at Beard have always been positive and my progression has been consistent. Through opportunities, training and support, I have developed, both personally and professionally. I look forward to the challenges my next project will bring."
Mike Hoyland, Site Manager