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Construction firm blu-3 launches international graduate scheme

In September, blu-3 welcomed eleven new members to its rapidly expanding team with the launch of its international graduate programme. Designed to identify and support emerging new talent in construction, the scheme provides the graduates with the opportunity to undertake a two-year placement, on rotation across the business, before settling into a permanent position.

The inaugural intake of graduates brings in staff from universities across the UK, Romania, Netherlands and Ireland. With initial plans to bring in eight new graduates, the quality of the applications received was so high that three additional places were created to accommodate a total of 11 new team members.

Richard Hope, UK and Europe Delivery Director at blu-3 comments: “The level of interest has been extremely encouraging and such a successful launch of our formal graduate programme underpins our wider growth plans; we are committed to attracting and supporting talent at every level – such a diverse range of backgrounds and skills across our graduate pool will only enhance the innovation and decision-making across blu-3.”

Waleed Nawaz, Graduate Civil Engineer comments: “blu-3 have a leading reputation in the construction industry and have a formidable track record for many successful projects in civil engineering. I know it will be a great place for me to learn and develop further on my skills. Five years from now I hope to be a successful chartered civil engineer.”

Aaron Laing, Graduate Quantity Surveyor adds: “blu-3’s graduate scheme is an excellent opportunity for graduates to start their career in the construction industry as there are so many exciting projects across Europe giving you the opportunity to travel. blu-3 has supported me by providing accommodation and flights, and everyone is very open so you never feel afraid to ask questions.”

In 2023, blu-3 plans to expand the graduate programme further, offering more places and a wider range of roles within the business including technical, finance and health and safety.

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