Your Career at Curtins

Our success is down to our people. As a 100% employee-owned business, we are guided by their voices and expertise. This is why we invest in our people, their development, and their wellbeing, and have been an Investors in People Platinum accredited company since 2019.

We strive for happy people delivering innovative and sustainable work for happy clients, whilst enhancing the world around us along the way. Working at Curtins is more than delivering projects, it is about being part of a team and creating a legacy that you have a shared pride in.

We value diversity and respect all differences in all people, both seen and unseen. In aspiring to inclusive working experiences and an environment that reflects the communities we serve, our people have equal access to career development opportunities, their voices are heard, and they help build our future.

Our people come first, and always will.

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Our Purpose

Training Programmes

With a strong focus on our learning culture, we actively support staff through all stages of their career with us, ensuring a facilitating partnership to enable our people to reach their full potential.


As an alternative to a degree, you can join Curtins as an apprentice, or even take your career down a different path whilst in your journey with us. We’ll support you to fulfil your career aspirations and you’ll be following in the footsteps of our CEO, who started at Curtins as an apprentice.

Current Apprenticeship Opportunities


Step In to your path towards Chartership with the Curtins Academy. Our accredited 4-year transformational programme will provide you with contemporary technical and non-technical skills to deliver your role and evolve continually, with Chartership as the ultimate goal.  

Our structured approach to graduate development will unlock boundless possibilities for you to work on cutting edge projects, within dynamic teams and engaging with clients, whilst being mentored and supported by high calibre professionals. 

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Step Ahead

Our bespoke STEP Ahead programme equips our managers and leaders with the opportunity for personal and professional development through collaborative learning in line with their evolving career path.

Curtins Civils Insight Programme

Our summer Civil Engineering & Sustainable Infrastructure Insight Programme, in collaboration with Symetri, is designed to help develop the talent of the future. Applications open in the Spring, with the programme commencing in July.

Through the structured Insight Programme, students will explore opportunities in Civil and Infrastructure Engineering, learn key skills and discover the exciting projects they can expect to work on as a graduate with Curtins.

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Reverse Mentoring

Joining the dots of knowledge in our business. The power of mentoring allows boundaries to be pushed, ideas challenged and opportunities for professional and personal development to be found by gaining access to new and diverse knowledge and opinions.

ICE and IStructE Approved

Curtins is recognised by the Institution of Civil Engineers as an approved training provider, and by the Institution of Structural Engineers as being an approved company registered on their IPD scheme.

Supported Further Education

As part of our commitment towards development from within, we support our staff in personal and professional development at all stages of their career. We provide opportunities for our people to continue their education through a number of supported qualifications and routes.

Employee Extras

Nobody chooses a job because the tea and coffee are free (ours are) and there’s a Cycle to Work scheme (though we have one of those, too). What we’ve found is that our people benefit more from being looked after and feeling supported. When we put together our benefits offering it was with an emphasis on our employees’ satisfaction, health and wellbeing. Our extras include: 

  • Employee Owned Trust

    The voices of our people drive our future and they get to benefit from the fruits of their efforts
  • Hybrid Working

    Home working model
  • Team Events

    Curtins Fest, Getogethers, Parties and Walking Weekends
  • Holiday Accommodation

    Four holiday lodges, free to use
  • Holiday Purchase

    Buy extra days through salary sacrifice
  • Birthday Leave

    An additional day’s leave on your birthday
  • Pension & Pension Advice

    7% from us, 3% from you
  • Long Term Illness Income

    Generous Group Income Protection Scheme
  • Life Assurance

    5x your basic salary
  • WeCare

    24/7 support service
  • Medicash

    Cashback on healthcare costs
  • Toothfairy

    Dentist on Demand
  • Mental Health First Aiders

    Trained support for all offices
  • Enhanced Parental Leave

    26 weeks full pay for maternity, 4 weeks full pay for paternity
  • Parental Returners Benefit

    Flexible working and financial incentives to help your return
  • Workplace Nursery Scheme

    Salary sacrifice savings on nursery costs
  • Charity Donation Day

    A days leave to volunteer or fundraise for charity
  • Volunteer Days

    An additional day's leave to carry out volunteering or social value activities
  • Enjoy Mobile

    Get a new mobile phone from a leading supplier such as Apple, Sony or Samsung and pay for it through salary sacrifice
  • Enjoy Technology

    To help towards buying new technology including computers, TVs, cameras and white goods
  • Cycle to Work

    Up to £2000
  • Advanced Driving Course

    100% paid for by Curtins
  • Will Writing

    Up to 20% discount
  • Longterm Service Awards

    Be rewarded for your commitment
  • Electrical Car Scheme

    Savings of up to 60% off a new car
  • PodPoint Vehicle Chargers

    Salary exchange
  • Chartership Recognition Payment

    £2,000 bonus (or equivalent in euros) for passing your exam

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Would you like to work for an employee-owned, award-winning consultancy and on a wide range of significant projects? We invite enthusiastic individuals who share in our values to join us to build a better future.

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Placements & Work Experience

We offer work experience for school and college students to provide a real insight into the working environment, helping to shape students' understanding of the profession and start to identify a potential career path.

We also offer opportunities to spend the summer working at Curtins, with summer programmes lasting up to 12 weeks from June to September. This exposure to experienced professionals will really help you prepare for an engineering career and boost your CV, whilst contributing towards live projects, through a planned and mentored process.

Please contact Stephanie Woolley in our recruitment team to find out more and apply:

Our industrial placements are 12-month contracts, where we support students in gaining valuable work experience as part of their academic studies. Whilst with us, a structured approach will be taken to compliment the placement outcomes, with objectives being set and regularly reviewed.

Many of our previous interns have been recruited into graduate roles, so a Curtins placement can be a great way to accelerate your career into the engineering sector.

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Discover Careers in Engineering & Construction

If you’re at the very start of your career, or perhaps you haven’t even begun your journey yet, visit our Discover Engineering section to learn more about roles in our industry, what skills you might need and the sort of things you could be doing.

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