The Best To Work For!

6 August 2013

Costain graduates have rated Costain the best in the civil engineering and construction industry.

The Group came first in its sector in this year’s Top Companies for Graduates to Work For survey by The Job Crowd, the UK’s leading graduate job review website. The results are based on reviews submitted anonymously by graduate employees.

“It’s great to know our graduates think so highly of us,” said Camilla Duncan, Graduate Development Officer, who collected the Job Crowd award with Rachel Phillips, Graduate Recruitment and Development Assistant, at a ceremony in June.  “The award also makes us more attractive to the new graduates we want to recruit. This year we will be recruiting around 60 – in previous years we’ve recruited around 45 – including some in disciplines new to us such as English and Business Management.”

All the graduates spoke highly of Costain’s Graduate Development Scheme. They welcomed the amount of responsibility they were given early on, and liked how they were made to feel important to the business.

“We take time to listen to our graduates and use what they say to continually improve the programme,” said Camilla.

“Their feedback told us that changes we’ve made to the Development Scheme, such as replacing modular training with graduate bootcamps to help promote unity amongst the cohorts, have gone down well. This is reflected in our rise in the rankings.”

This year’s results and rankings won’t appear on The Job Crowd website until September but details of Costain’s performance in the 2012/2013 survey can be seen at: