All of the below information comes directly from job reviews written by Kier employees based on 144 reviews.
 
 
Responsibility:
3.5/5
 
Work Life Balance:
3.2/5
 
Environmental Awareness:
3.8/5
 
Compensation & Benefits:
3.9/5
 
Company Culture:
3.8/5
 
Career Progression:
3.5/5
 
Colleagues:
4/5
 
Training:
4/5
 
Enjoyment:
3.8/5
 
Overall Rating:
3.7/5
 

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Be clear on expectations, location and position

Kier
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Application Advice:

Undergo as much work experience as you can which will lead to lots of good examples to write about.

Interview Advice:

Get to know the company. Try and understand what Kier do and read up on the company values so you can display how your values are also aligned with Kiers. The company values are Enthusiastic, Collaborative and Forward Thinking.

Graduate Development Surveyor, Property Developments at Kier
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Interview Advice:

Have some prior knowledge of construction, even if it is just reading up to date articles online.
Also know the role that you have applied for inside out.

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Kier
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Application Advice:

Make sure you send a well structured CV and do some research on Kier. Tailor to Kier.

Interview Advice:

Prepare for group activities. Be able to display you are a team player. Ensure your presentation has good structure and you know about the company.

Graduate Engineer, at Kier
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Application Advice:

I found the application process for Kier relatively straight forward compared to the application process for other companies.

Interview Advice:

You are given information on what to prepare on for the day, make sure you follow this.
On the assessment centre, ensure to be yourself, and try to get involved as much as possible.

Graduate Civil Engineer, Highways at Kier
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Application Advice:

I was offered a graduate offer of employment after my industrial placement so didn't need to apply.

Interview Advice:

Only had a brief interview before my industrial placement and showed that I was interested in the opportunity.

Graduate Civil Engineer, Infrastructure at Kier
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Application Advice:

Make your application easy to read/follow.
Show which subjects you covered at university which apply to the role which you are looking to apply for.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself, happy, excited and honest.

Graduate Engineer, Kier Highways – SWDSC at Kier
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Application Advice:

Be honest about what you have achieved and are looking to achieve.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself as that will get you further then trying to be someone you are not. You will be appreciated more for showing your true self rather then being what you are not.

Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Kier
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Application Advice:

Do your research on the company, get across how you would fit in the company aligned with Kier's 20/20 vision and values.

Interview Advice:

Collaborative, forward thinking and enthusiastic are Kier's values. Show these on the assessment day by working well with others and getting everyone involved in group activities, talk to others around you and ask questions about the role/Kier at every opportunity and plan tasks before rushing into them. Kier value people who are not afraid to step out of their comfort zone, so this is a great opportunity to do so if you are not the most confident person.

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Kier
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Application Advice:

Be yourself, this company is about people.

Interview Advice:

Be smart professional and personable.

Graduate Engineer, Highways at Kier
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Application Advice:

Demonstrate team player qualities but also confidence in decision making and working alone.

Interview Advice:

Confidence is very important, the industry is full of big characters.
Demonstrate your understanding of the role and any previous experience that is relevant.

Assistant Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Kier
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Application Advice:

Research the company, have an understanding of the different markets that kier work in, what can you offer to the different sections of the business? what can you bring to the company?

Interview Advice:

Ask about how graduate experiences differ across different sectors of the business. If you have a preference of the area of business you would like to be a part of then make this clear, take an interest in how the business has changed through the market over the last couple of years, research shaping your world campaign.

Graduate Engineer, Highways at Kier
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Application Advice:

Pick up on the key words in the role spec and emphasise in your CV how you meet these.

Interview Advice:

Research the company to pick up on the company's aims and values etc.

Kier
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Application Advice:

Only apply if you are flexible - willing to move locations regularly.

Interview Advice:

Incorporate Kier's values in to your answers. Ensure you have examples of real life situations.

Graduate Engineer, Kier Highways at Kier
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Application Advice:

If you're looking for good training opportunities, a competitive salary and benefits package along with amazing support as you learn then Kier is the company for you.

Interview Advice:

Learn about innovation and emerging technologies before the interview and some examples. Kier is all about forward thinking and new ways to be sustainable. It would stand you in good stead.

Graduate Civil Engineer, Highways at Kier
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Application Advice:

Understand the ever evolving economics and vision of the business e.g. double digit growth up to 2020.

Interview Advice:

A lot of interesting team building exercises- don't be afraid to challenge the status quo.

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, BHR, Berkshire at Kier
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Application Advice:

Be yourself.

Interview Advice:

Have in mind the Kier values: enthusiastic, collaborative, forward thinking.

Graduate Engineer, Infrastructure at Kier
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Application Advice:

Assess the following - do you enjoy the outdoors i.e. in all manner of weather whether it be sunny or rainy? - Do you enjoy management of others, as the majority of site engineering is about communication and leading others? - It is hard work, but equally satisfying if you enjoy the subject area, so have you studied the subject or had any prior knowledge of civil engineering? If not I would focus on that first before applying for a job in the field.

Interview Advice:

Show your communication skills - key for the role. Be direct with answering any questions, and show humility in all situations. This will get you far in your interview and job should you obtain it.

Graduate Civil Engineer, Waste Water at Kier
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Application Advice:

Confidence in the interview. There are a lot of candidates taking part in one interview so making sure someone notices you is crucial. Don't be bossy and overbearing, but make sure your opinion is heard and you're a good team player.

Graduate Civil Engineer, Design at Kier
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Interview Advice:

Try and work the Kier principle's into part of your answer. Be upfront about what your looking for- There's a lot of roles within the company so if you know what you want to do or be working on say in your interview.

Graduate Design Manager, at Kier
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Application Advice:

Apply early.

Interview Advice:

Have good team working and social skills, be genuine.

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Application Advice:

Kier are a personable company.

Focus on your personal qualities and what these would bring to Kier rather than focusing too much on your professional working experience.

I had no construction experience beforehand, and I did not study a construction related degree at University. I believe in my application Kier, liked who I was as a person and appreciated my willingness to learn.

I think it is fantastic that a company of such scale would recruit in this matter, considering how competitive the recruitment process must be.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself. Not only demonstrate your enthusiasm for the construction industry, but also detail what your personal qualities can bring to the company.

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Infrastructure at Kier
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Application Advice:

Before applying understand you get out what you put in. Don't expect a standard 9-5 style role.

Gain experience wherever possible prior to applying. Kier offer summer placements.

Interview Advice:

Kier will ask more questions about you as a person than your technical knowledge due to wanting to know who you are as a person and not just a cog in a machine.

Graduate Civil Engineer, Major Projects at Kier
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Application Advice:

Don't be afraid that you may not know about everything relating to the job role; you will learn it all in good time and won't be dropped in the deep end immediately.

Interview Advice:

Be confident and listen to the questions carefully. Any previous work experience that is relevant will provide a big advantage to you.

Graduate Civil Engineer, Construction / Major Projects at Kier
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Application Advice:

Be confident in what you're capable of, stay true to yourself. It's the person itself that matters in this company.

Interview Advice:

My interview was very informal, The Project director is so friendly and he makes the atmosphere as relaxed as possible, just so I can present myself in the best way possible.

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Application Advice:

Maximize previous experience.

Interview Advice:

Be open, honest, social and communicative to managers, know Kier basics / vision 2020.

Graduate Engineer, Kier Eastern at Kier
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Application Advice:

Try and get some experience in the industry before you apply. It makes life a lot easier generally, that's not to say if you don't have experience that you won't be hired.
Try to explain your experience of industry as best you can. Detail projects you've worked on in university and explain how they are transferable to the role you are applying for.

Interview Advice:

My interview began with giving a short presentation to the two interviewers on 3 preset questions we were sent out weeks before.
They asked us to cover; what we thought the business could offer us, what we could offer to the business and why we wanted to work for the company.
They are relatively simple to present on with weeks to prepare for them.
The bulk of my interview was spent discussing what i had presented on along with questions covering my thoughts on working away from home, my dissertation and other questions relating university learning and team work to the work place. There were no technical question like other interviews I have been to and no written exam.

Graduate Civil Engineer, Infrastructure at Kier
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Application Advice:

Be confident, know your stuff and be yourself.

HR Graduate, at Kier
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Application Advice:

Undertake work experience or placements.

Interview Advice:

What are you strengths and weaknesses?
Describe a time when you worked well in a team and why?
Where do you see yourself in 5-10 years?
Hobbies and Interests.
Construction related knowledge.

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Kier Construction Northern at Kier
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Application Advice:

Had to go to an assessment centre and do a presentation and interview.
Heard back within 2 weeks.

Graduate QS, at Kier
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Application Advice:

Ensure your CV is relatable to the job for which you have applied.
Demonstrate the required skills & enthusiasm.

Interview Advice:

Knowledge of Kier's 2020 vision.
Showcase the Kier values within your experience whilst at interview.

Quantity Surveyor, Infrastructure at Kier
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Application Advice:

I was accepted onto the graduate development programme in early February during my final year - leaving me plenty of time to concentrate on exams rather than job applications. I believe the reason for this was because I had completed a summer internship the year before (with a different company) which really helps you stand out from the crowd.

Interview Advice:

It may sound obvious but know why you have chosen to work for Kier and research the company values.

Graduate Civil Engineer, at Kier
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Application Advice:

Have an understanding of the importance of infrastructure and engineering.

Have an understanding of the company's ambitions, growth prospects.

Graduate Civil Engineer, Farringdon at Kier
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Application Advice:

Kier are looking for graduates with at least one years worth of experience in the relevant area and who are working towards achieving a 2.1 or more.

Interview Advice:

Be enthusiastic, forward thinking and innovative. This is literally what Kier are looking for in all of their employees. It helps to do a bit of research on the business area you are applying for since Kier have a wide range of services from property development to highways maintenance.

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Infrastructure at Kier
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Application Advice:

Demonstrate a passion for starting a career in HR and that you can handle a part-time masters whilst working full time with a busy workload.

Interview Advice:

Do not say anything for the sake of it in debate activities etc. everything you say should be meaningful and relevant to the role.

HR Graduate, Shared Services Centre at Kier
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Application Advice:

Demonstrate that you have learnt about the business such as the Core Values and Vision 2020.

Interview Advice:

How would you like to be perceived?

HR Graduate, Kier Highways at Kier
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Application Advice:

Research the basic jobs a quantity surveyor must do on a construction project. Show enthusiasm for the role and the industry in general and convey your willingness to learn and develop as employers will never expect you to know everything before you even start. Furthermore prior to the interview research the company and current high profile and interesting jobs they are carrying out.

Interview Advice:

I was asked to explain various scenarios I have been in, whether it was personal of professional. I had to explain the problem that arose form this scenario and how I dealt with it and solved it by using specific techniques and skills. Always be prepared to ask them questions at the end of it as essentially it is your future and your potential long term career and company. Always prepare examples of weaknesses you have as well as strengths. Make sure the weaknesses can also be interpreted as strengths in certain aspects.

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Infrastructure and Overseas at Kier
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Application Advice:

Candidates need to show flexibility (construction involves fair amount of commuting), motivation and drive to achieve remarkable career; be open minded and be themselves.

Interview Advice:

Just be calm, positive and with a smile on your face; stress and negativism will lead to failure.

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Quantity Surveying at Kier
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Application Advice:

Be yourself.

Quantity Surveyor, at Kier
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Application Advice:

- Be enthusiastic.
- Understand the 2020 Vision.

Assistant Quantity Surveyor, Scotland at Kier
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Application Advice:

Great company to work for if you don't mind working away from home.

Interview Advice:

Research Kier beforehand, ask loads of questions and be enthusiastic.

Graduate Engineer, Infrastructure at Kier
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Application Advice:

Do it, Kier is awesome.

Graduate Civil Engineer, at Kier
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Application Advice:

Know your stuff - be inquisitive and have a knowledge of HR both in the business and outside of it!

Interview Advice:

Team work is key.

HR Graduate, Human Resources at Kier
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Application Advice:

Keep your options open. Enjoy the Kier Inductions which are held in various locations. There are more benefits at Kier than most other companies from what I've heard from other graduates such as Kier's GDP is far better than most. Be honest in your interviews. Be honest in your CV, you will be questioned. Achieve the required grades needed. If you enjoy site work as well as office based work this is the place for you. Be cautious of the fact you might have to relocate from time to time depending on the location of the project ( if you're site based ). Don't be afraid to ask hard questions.

Interview Advice:

Be honest in your CV, you will be asked on points that stand out. Learn and appreciate what the company has done over the years. Show your enthusiasm as this is one of Kier's core values. Think ahead - I will become Chartered. Be a team player. Enjoy the moment, the interviewers are just as nervous as you.

Graduate Civil Engineer, at Kier
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Application Advice:

Do some work experience first to check what the job is about.

Interview Advice:

Be enthusiastic.

Graduate Engineer, at Kier
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Application Advice:

Show thorough knowledge of Kier's values.

Graduate Civil Engineer, Infrastructure at Kier
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Application Advice:

- Adapt your CV and covering letter to match Kier values.
- Experience matters: back up all stated skills with examples from work/personal experience.
- Gain voluntary/summer experience in the construction industry working as a trainee engineer/quantity

Interview Advice:

- Some technical questions were asked.
- I repeat, back up all stated skills with examples from work/personal experience.

Graduate Civil Engineer, Infrastructure at Kier
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Interview Advice:

Be confident when you walk through the door and if you don't know something inform the interviewer that you don't know. Tell them you will go find the answer and either call them or email them the answer.

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Construction Scotland at Kier
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Application Advice:

Answer in a way which meets the requirements of the type of person that they are looking for.

Interview Advice:

Be prepared and always bring a portfolio of work.

Technical Administrator, Bid Team at Kier
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Application Advice:

Be open and honest, Kier values your character before your skill set!

Interview Advice:

Current Skill level.
What do I do outside of work?
Leadership qualities.
Confidence.
Ability to work under demand.

Assistant Design Manager, London at Kier
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Application Advice:

Be confident in your ability. With an engineering qualification you will be technically competent for the work. The nature of construction demands a sociable and confident individual who can manage people and situations well, let this come across in your application.

Interview Advice:

As above.

Section Engineer, Infrastructure & Overseas at Kier
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Application Advice:

Obvious one, but make sure your CV is up to date. When doing your CV, try not to use a standard template for it. Make it personal to you. I have seen some CVs before that multiple people had used, so they all look the same. It doesn't help you stand out.
Try and get your application in as early as possible. My year (I think) they started assessment days in January, whereas in the next year they started in December.

Interview Advice:

By far the easiest process I have done for a company. All I had to do was a CV and an assessment center.
The assessment center is a day long and mine had about 60 people there. Throughout the day I had to do four tasks; team building exercise, individual interview (with one/two people), team discussion and another team activity. For the interview, you are required to make a presentation about 'Why you want to join Kier?' This should be about 10 minutes long, then it is followed by a standard interview. No hard questions during the interview. Mine was more of an informal chat.

Graduate Engineer, at Kier
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Application Advice:

Do a placement year or a summer placement, it makes all the difference in getting you an offer, so you can concentrate on your finals without having to worry about job applications and interviews etc.

Interview Advice:

Ensure you know the company, the goals they have and have a reason why you would fit in well, even if it is because you enjoy team sports! You want to work with your colleagues and proving you can do that will be a step in the right direction for employability.

Graduate Civil Engineer, Infrastructure at Kier
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Application Advice:

Apply early.
Show any experience you've gained during placement and any other.
The positions in estimating/head office are less fun than being site based but offer a quicker development and career progression as you're involved at much higher level (e.g. regularly talking to Group Directors which is not possible if you're on site). It is always possible to go from bigger jobs to smaller but it is not as easy the other way round.

Avoid housing jobs as first job as the final salary ceiling is relatively low and it is very difficult to move to major projects as an experienced professional.

Interview Advice:

Show that you're passionate about construction and that you're willing to learn.

Graduate Design Manager, Design Management at Kier
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Application Advice:

Good knowledge of contracts and contract administration, experience in administrative or procurement roles can be beneficial, showcase times when you were "enthusiastic", "collaborative" and "innovative".

Interview Advice:

Show that you can work well as part of a team and have a knack for problem solving, but most importantly be yourself and don't be afraid to voice your opinions/ideas.

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Kier
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Application Advice:

Try to get some work experience. If you can take a placement year, then that is ideal. For me, I did not have a first degree in a construction-related subject (it was in History), so I organised with a contractor to spend a week at a project. I took a week off work from my job at the time to gain an insight, offer something interesting to include in my application and confirm this was the career I wanted to pursue.

Also, make sure you read the job description and cover how you meet that criteria in the application. If in the past you have not done exactly what they are asking for, display times and experiences when you have gained and used skills that will enable you to carry out the required tasks once you are doing that job.

Interview Advice:

Bring enthusiasm and drive to the table. Ensure you understand what the job is about, what the company do, and what you want from your career.

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Kier
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Application Advice:

Use words such as "professional" in your CV to describe yourself!

Interview Advice:

The interview day is very intensive, and lasts around 8 hours. You need to come in prepared for the interview as they ask lots of questions on current construction economics. Be prepared to do the group activities that require a lot of group interaction.

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Kier Construction Eastern at Kier
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Application Advice:

Search for the company's values.

Interview Advice:

Why Kier and why me for Kier? Be flexible with location.

Graduate Civil Engineer, Crossrail at Kier
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Application Advice:

Be yourself and don't try and fit a typical stereotype.

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Southern at Kier
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Application Advice:

Be honest about your experience, read up on the company and have your brain in gear for some construction oriented questions.

Interview Advice:

Relax, as formal as it is, it didn't feel formal. Just a chat about you and what you want to do followed by what they want. They'll ask you some questions to test you mathematically and construction wise so be prepared!

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Quantity Surveyor – Merseylink at Kier
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Application Advice:

In contracting, I think being well rounded and a good communicator are more important than any academic prowess. Your degree is enough to demonstrate you have the intelligence, when attending assessment days. It is important to be the right type of person to work within a team in what can be a quite intense work environment. Any previous relevant experience will be beneficial as this will demonstrate that having experienced the industry, you are still interested. This suggests you are more likely to stick with the company rather than quit after a few months.

Interview Advice:

Similar to application advice, it is more important to be personable/friendly and communicate confidently. Ask plenty of questions as this will demonstrate enthusiasm as well as show you are comfortable speaking around new people. Be enthusiastic about the industry.

Scheme Engineer, Highways Improvements at Kier
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Application Advice:

Use examples of previous experience when completing competency based questions on the application online. Any work experience is considered. Complete every single question and do not be shy to talk about your out of work/uni interests.

Interview Advice:

Just be yourself, the interviewers are only human. Maintain eye contact, be calm and prepare for possible questions.

Construction Management Graduate, Construction Management at Kier
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Application Advice:

Try to gain varied experience in the industry prior to graduating so you can apply with the confidence that the role is for you. Be proactive in your application.

Interview Advice:

Learn about Kier and what they have to offer. Take any development and experience files that may set you apart from the other candidates.

Graduate Civil Engineer, at Kier
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Application Advice:

Gain work experience with an engineering company and complete as many site visits as possible for exposure to site life. Show enthusiasm.

Graduate Engineer, Infrastructure and Overseas at Kier
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Application Advice:

As long as they are willing to work professionally and as hard as need be, Kier offers huge career opportunity.

Interview Advice:

Have a clear understanding of what you have to offer to Kier and how you feel Kier can help you meet your own career aspirations.

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Infrastructure at Kier
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Application Advice:

Look to gain work experience through your summer holidays at university and also take a sandwich year and get a job in industry. If you are not on a sponsored course approach companies directly as they are are looking for students.

Interview Advice:

Be open and enthusiastic and have a passion for working in the construction industry. Kier can offer so much variety across the business streams that many other companies are unable to.

Assistant Quantity Surveyor, Quantity Surveying at Kier
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Application Advice:

Make sure you do your research on what it is your actually applying for. Understand the expectation of what the role entails. Additional exposure to the industry is a benefit. However company's will still consider you if you don't as training will/should be set out for you.

Interview Advice:

Be as professional as you can (No Brainier) but also be yourself. Personality will help you and your employer understand if you'll work well together (or not).

Graduate Project Planner, Ealing at Kier
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Application Advice:

Research the company prior to applying and be willing to be relocated

Assistant Design Engineer, Temporary works at Kier
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Application Advice:

Be enthusiastic and professional

Interview Advice:

Research the company, ask lots of questions yourself and be enthusiastic.

Graduate Engineer, Infrastructure and overseas at Kier
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Interview Advice:

Be yourself, confident and revise hard. Kier is a great company!

Assistant Engineer, at Kier
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Application Advice:

As a student/graduate try to get some related work experience if possible. Otherwise, build up on experiences through work/voluntary means to develop your skills such as communication, teamwork, working on own initiative, meeting deadlines, being organised etc.

Interview Advice:

Brush up on your technical knowledge. Ensure that you have proven commitment to core Kier values through past experiences. Have a clear vision of what you want to achieve within the next few years. Prove yourself to be a motivated and driven individual.

Graduate Civil Engineer, Infrastructure and Overseas at Kier
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Application Advice:

Show passion for construction and be a personable person

Interview Advice:

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Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Infrastrucutre at Kier
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Application Advice:

Trim the fat

Interview Advice:

Be confident and honest. Don't try to exaggerate or lie

Graduate Building Engineer, Major Projects at Kier
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Application Advice:

Definitely apply!

Assistant Quantity Surveyor, London at Kier
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Application Advice:

Relevant work experience on CV secured me an interview straight away

Interview Advice:

Not too technical, they're only trying to get a feel for your personality.
Just use common sense with the 3/4 technical questions you get asked.

Graduate Engineer, Eastern at Kier
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Application Advice:

Ensure that you have experienced working on site. This will help support your application as you'll be able to back up why you're applying.
Know a little about the industry, this will help when writing your application.

Interview Advice:

Prepare well - research what the company does and what the Graduate Development Programme will offer you.

Emphasise previous experience. All experience is relevant and this should lead you to a decision as to why you have opted for this career route.

Graduate Civil Engineer, Infrastructure at Kier
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Application Advice:

Time Management is key.
Working on site will fast track knowledge and confidence
Appreciate the advice given
Always ask questions!

Interview Advice:

Be confident, be yourself! Kier looks to employ people who want to learn and are enthusiastic. Don't worry about technically abilities.

Assistant Design Manager, Design Management at Kier
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Application Advice:

Put down any experience you've done and say what skills you acquired - it doesn't matter how simple it is, you would have still learnt something from it. Keep your CV simple and to the point - more factual based is the way to go so it is easily read. A good covering letter is crucial to get noticed.

Interview Advice:

ALWAYS prepare! Read up about the company and have answers for common questions asked in interviews e.g. "why do you want to work for..." Always ask questions at the end - have some already prepared and written down. Always bring a notebook in with you to write notes - it shows you're serious and are interested plus it's always fine to bring your preparation notes in with you - it's not a test!

Graduate Environmental Advisor, Environment at Kier
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Application Advice:

Be yourself. Be positive, and also do a bit of background research on the company, projects currently involved in and their plans for the future.

Interview Advice:

Future legisilation that may affect the company in the near future.

Assistant Design Manager, Southern at Kier
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Application Advice:

Be honest, be passionate, know about the Kier ethos

Interview Advice:

Understanding the engineering principles, be bright and positive, show an interest

Materials Engineer, SCL – Tunneling at Kier
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Application Advice:

Specific Cover Letter to meet the range of skills Kier seek in individuals (use website to source this information).

Interview Advice:

Research the company - know about the history of Kier and current projects. Excellent to know about the company's vision and future aspirations/ market exploitations.

Commercially, brush up on your knowledge of sub-contracts. Be confident and use the interview to showcase the skills highlighted on your CV.

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Infrastructure & Overseas at Kier
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Application Advice:

Research the role you are applying for

Interview Advice:

Be confident and research the job role prior to interview

Assistant Quantity Surveyor, South East at Kier
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Application Advice:

Read the Kier website, looking at the different parts of the group and how they all work together. Pay particular attention to the Kier values and projects Kier are working on. Include work experience both relevant and hobby related.

Design Manager, London at Kier
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Application Advice:

Stand out from the crowd, attend careers fairs,

Interview Advice:

be prepared for a variety of questions not just the usual questions of when did you last work as a team etc.

Assistant Design Manager, Northern at Kier
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Application Advice:

Check your grammar and english and don't be afarid to sell yourself.

Interview Advice:

Be confident and yourself, Kier isn't like most Construction firms with a lot of testing and interviews. They are very good at judging people and their character, so know your stuff but make sure you get your personality across.

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Construction Major Projects at Kier
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Application Advice:

Show willingness to get chartered with your professional body
Get any type of construction experience you can before applying
Understand the difference betwewen a private quantity surveyor and a contractor's quantity surveyor

Interview Advice:

Interview tasks: maths problems, legal problems and real-life examples

Quantity Surveyor, Infrastructure & Overseas at Kier
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Application Advice:

Be enthusiastic and honest and always want to push yourself.

Assistant Design Manager, Construction Eastern at Kier
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Application Advice:

Be prepared to be relied on, Kier allow you to work on your own packages on site.
You will have two years to learn all the processes and ask basic questions but after that you are expected to know what you are doing.

Interview Advice:

Be prepared for a long interview, My interview lasted 3 hours.
Know the company background and go into the interview knowing where you want to be. Have targets and aspire to go far within the company.
Also have an idea of what chartership course you could apply for.

Assistant QS, London at Kier
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Application Advice:

Show a keen interest in the built environment in general and have a focus on the design side as well as construction. Experience is always useful and having construction site knowledge definitely makes the role easier as does experience in management outside of construction. The role involves having broad construction knowledge and the ability to organise activities and the design team to create a building that satsfies the client's brief.

Interview Advice:

Always have a question or a few to mind to ask your interviewer, it shows interest in the company/role and that you have been thinking about the career options.

It is good to use your CV to give a flavour of yourself and not just your career to date as this is where alot of the interviewer's questions will come from.

If you have a particular interest be sure to bring it up as this can get the interviewer thinking about a gap in their current business you can fill (e.g. BIM)

Assistant Engineer, Design Management at Kier
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Application Advice:

Be ready to work long hours, but great experience.

Site Engineer, I & O at Kier
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Application Advice:

Do your research...

Find out about the company, the sectors that they work in, their financial performance, the projects that Kier is involved with past/future, their competitors... This will give you an insight of who we are and where we are going and something to talk about.

Also, just your normal interview preparation which you can pick up from your uni careers people, online, etc.

Interview Advice:

See above... Research the company to show that you know who we are and what we do and why Kier suits you / You suit Kier.

Graduate Civil Engineer, Infrastructure at Kier
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Application Advice:

Ensure you are a practical person. If there are any issues ensure you come up with a solution before highlighting the problems.
Be prepared for a lot of travelling - although they do give you a company car which is always a bonus.

Interview Advice:

Ask the questions as you go through. Communicate with the interviewers and show an interest in them as a person as well as the company you are going to join.

Environmental Advisor, Scotland at Kier
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Application Advice:

Show enthusiasm and a wanting to work hard and learn.

Graduate Engineer, Major Projects at Kier
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Application Advice:

Think about which skills you have and want to achieve thus showing your capability as of yet and your drive for further learning.

Interview Advice:

Be confident in your abilities and do not force answers to questions you clearly do not know the answer to.

Assitant Quantity Surveyor, Southern at Kier
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Application Advice:

Flexibility in location is good if working in infrastructure as projects are scattered across country.

Interview Advice:

Communication, confident but not arrogant, enthusiastic.

Graduate Civil Engineer, Infrastructure at Kier
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Application Advice:

Very interesting and varied role as every 1 - 2 years you are working on different construction projects and therefore constantly working with different people and in different areas.

Assistant Surveyor, at Kier
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Application Advice:

Take advantage of courses offered and try to learn as much as possible as you work.

Interview Advice:

Good communication is a must, demonstrate that you are able to get along with people assertively.

Assistant Engineer, London at Kier
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Application Advice:

Experience will help massively.

Interview Advice:

Why do you want to work for a main contractor?
examples of overcoming a challenge and working in a team.

Graduate building engineer, Major projects at Kier
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Application Advice:

Gain experience in the industry prior to applying for role.
Gain 2:1 or higher in appropriate university degree.
Expect to work 07:30-17:00.

Interview Advice:

Show your personality: be talkative, confident and friendly.
Expect engineering type questions: take your time & explain workings out.

Graduate Civil Engineer, Kier Eastern Construction at Kier
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Application Advice:

Have good understanding of structural mechanics and great organisational skills

Interview Advice:

Show determination to become a chartered engineer

Graduate Engineer, Engineering Design at Kier
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Application Advice:

Write a letter direct to Director of regional business and attach CV. Put yourself at the front of the queue.

Interview Advice:

Get on well with you're interviewer. Most candidates will have similar skills at graduate level, but if it looks like you are keen and easy to work with, that will go a long way.

Graduate Civil Engineer, Infrastructure and Overseas at Kier
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Application Advice:

Be enthusiastic and highlight the unique skillset you believe you would bring to Kier. Demonstrate you have a good understanding of the work involved in constructing large infrastructure projects to a demanding price and programme.

Interview Advice:

As above, be enthusiastic, friendly and confident.

Section Engineer, Infrastructure and Overseas at Kier
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Application Advice:

Be willing to work outside a lot. Previous experience is very beneficial, at whatever level.

Interview Advice:

It is important to be relaxed and friendly/easy to talk with. Communication is a crucial aspect of the job. Also come across as enthusiastic and motivated.

Graduate Civil Engineer, Structures at Kier
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Application Advice:

Be positive, understand that you don't know everything and want to learn.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself, call upon experience you have. Smile.

Design & Build Coordinator, Southern at Kier
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Application Advice:

Be prepared to work longer than other people you know.

Interview Advice:

Prove you are enthusiastic about being hands on and quickly being allowed high levels of responsibility.

Site Engineer, London (BFK) at Kier
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Application Advice:

Definitely worth considering surveying if you are interested in construction and building with the focus on costs rather than construction methods. As a surveyor you are based on site but not constantly walking around the site so it a good mix between site and office.

Interview Advice:

Be enthusiastic!

Graduate Surveyor, Surveying at Kier
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Application Advice:

Research the company; the type of works we are involved in, our values and the many different roles available to see which would suit your skill set best.

Interview Advice:

Research as best as possible, think short, mid and long term, what can you offer the company and what do you want.

Assistant Framework Manager, Construction at Kier
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Application Advice:

Personally I gained experience in several trades before training as a surveyor.

Interview Advice:

Be yourself and make yourself stand out from the others. Construction is all about team work, confidence and enjoying yourself.

Graduate QS, South East at Kier
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Application Advice:

BE HONEST ABOUT WHAT YOU WANT TO DO AND WHERE, AS WELL AS THE CURRENT EXPERIENCE YOU HAVE.

Interview Advice:

LEARN ABOUT THE COMPANY AND WHY YOU WANT TO APPLY TO THEM, DON'T JUST USE THE GENERIC ANSWERS.

Graduate Surveyor, Kent at Kier
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Application Advice:

Be clear and concise, outline your goals and what you believe your strengths and weaknesses are. Be hungry to learn.

Interview Advice:

Be clear and concise, outline your goals and what you believe your strengths and weaknesses are. Be hungry to learn.

Site Engineer, Infrastructure Contracting at Kier
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Application Advice:

A professional looking CV is a must, relevant experience is key and a good degree from 2:1 to a 1st.

Interview Advice:

Well presented, research the company and be yourself.

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, at Kier
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Application Advice:

Research the company thoroughly and include any industry experience

Interview Advice:

Civil engineering logic questions and basic engineering principles required for a design role.

Graduate Engineer, Construction – Infrastructure and Overseas at Kier
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Application Advice:

Pester, Pester, Pester!

Most company websites will have an online form which will submit your CV to someone somewhere. To ensure you have a good chance of getting an interview for a Graduate position speak to someone personally in the HR department at Head Office. Don't rely on someone getting back to you! Don't sit around and wait for all the top companies to knock on your door! Knock on theirs instead!

Interview Advice:

Basic things:

Look clean, tidy and smart! Have some basic knowledge of the industry and company.

Graduate Engineer, Kier Construction Eastern at Kier
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Application Advice:

Show you have other experiences (even if not related to construction) outside of your academic career. Club captain, secretary etc.

Interview Advice:

Ensure you have a good understanding of engineering from first principles.
Show professional communication skills.

Graduate Engineer, KC-Eng at Kier
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Application Advice:

Be honest. Also be certain about the avenue you want to take in the construction world- theres a big difference between civils and properties, getting it right can save you time in the wrong role/ industry.

Interview Advice:

Ask about contracts, idendifying trends in the industry can help you recognise a likely source of work for the next 5-10yrs (eg. power stations/ Rail in london)

If a contractor have steady contract wins in the power sector, this is likely to increase in the future.

In contrast anyone reliant on school projects may have to diversify.

Graduate Civil Engineer, at Kier
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Application Advice:

Follow the Kier values

Interview Advice:

Interview by both HR & technical in one meeting, so don't worry about too many technical questions.

Graduate Civil Engineer, Infrastructure at Kier
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Application Advice:

Be as honest as you can, don't be afraid if you don't know an answer as not all graduates are specialists

Interview Advice:

Make sure your're able to read the time and know your angles...also know how to play noughts and crosses

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, I&O / Bournemouth at Kier
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Interview Advice:

Make sure you throughly prepare for your interview by researching the company and their current and upcoming projects. Kier are very passionate about their core values, so finding examples where you have demonstrated these will go down well.

Graduate Civil Engineer, Structures team at Kier
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Application Advice:

Be Open, Honest, Enthusiastic
Work Hard
Always show willing
Show desire to learn (every day is a school day)

Interview Advice:

Don't Panic
Research company history
Ask questions
Take a folder showing coursework (good marks)
Take a reference

Section Engineer, Plymouth Energy from Waste, RC Construction & Structural steelwork at Kier
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Application Advice:

It is a great job, very enjoyable and is made worth your while. However, need to be prepared to work hard and not afraid to put in long hours, live away from home or travel.

Interview Advice:

Be confident in your knowledge. Be prepared to be asked a couple of technical or problem solving questions.

Graduate Civil Engineer, London at Kier
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Best:

Good place to start for graduates

Worst:

Seems to be a lot of blame culture

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Kier
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Best:

Training, support, salary

Worst:

Generic recruitment resulting in unsuitable job position

Kier
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Best:

The people. The flexible working hours (core hours being from 10am to 4pm). Smart innovative office. The chance to progress up the ranks.

Worst:

The red tape when it comes to bidding for a project.

Graduate Development Surveyor, Property Developments at Kier
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Best:

They want to see graduates start with the company at the beginning of their career and grow through the company.

Worst:

The size of the company means it can sometimes be hard to get things done, however a bigger company also has great benefits.

Graduate Construction Manager, Construction Eastern at Kier
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Best:

Many opportunities for promotion and development.

Worst:

Too big sometimes. Can be a number.
High pressure as well.

Graduate Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Kier
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Best:

- Encourage Teamwork
-Encourage Collaboration
- Support Chartership
- Encourage community engagement and additional activities such as STEM

Worst:

- IT and systems can sometimes be slow which can make the job challenging.

Graduate Civil Engineer, Highways at Kier
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Best:

They really want you to development and provide adequate training to assist this

Worst:

From my experience little is given in the way of considerations about our personal feelings or lives.

Graduate Civil Engineer, Infrastructure at Kier
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Best:

Graduate Program
Employment package
Colleagues

Worst:

IT is restrictive and support slow to respond
Not as much freedom to move within company as I thought there would be
Push for positive mental health but management show no sign of making adjustments to accommodate for this.

Graduate Engineer, Kier Highways – SWDSC at Kier
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Best:

Management and leadership training as a graduate
Opportunity to work on UK's major infrastructure project
Support for chartership from a professional body

Site Engineer, Infastructure at Kier
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Best:

It's a national company which offers great benefits and pay

Worst:

Its a national company but divided so cross contract collaboration is limited

Graduate Engineer, Highways at Kier
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Best:

The people I work with

Worst:

The unknown of where the project will be

Assistant Quantity Surveyor, Commercial at Kier
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Best:

Training and on the job learning.

Worst:

Communication between upper management and workers.

Graduate Civil Engineer, Highways at Kier
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