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Bristol Graduate Programme 2024 - Cost and Commercial Management

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Turner & Townsend


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Graduate Job

Business, Operations & Strategy, Banking & Finance‚ÄĘBristol


  • Our 24-month Graduate Development Programme (GDP) provides you with a structured learning environment to help you become a well-rounded consultant and accelerate your career. You will get the opportunity to start building your internal networks, deepen your understanding of Turner & Townsend, gain knowledge of the industry and your service area from day one.
  • Upon joining, you will be provided with a structured development plan which introduces you to the technical and commercial competencies that graduates need to succeed at Turner & Townsend. This gives you the necessary tools to manage and monitor your personal and professional development and progress. Throughout the programme you will be partnered with a Graduate Development Manager who will provide support and guidance to ensure you are on track.
  • As well as ‚Äėon-the-job' learning, you will benefit from technical and behavioural training, learning from peers and experienced professionals providing you with the knowledge and skills to support you in your personal development. Alongside this you will be given the opportunity to pursue professional qualifications with organisations such as CIPS, RICS, APM, CMI, IMEA, ICE and CIOB (depending on your technical discipline).
  • Our cost management team is at the heart of Turner & Townsend‚Äôs work in transforming performance on the world‚Äôs most impactful programmes, to achieve great commercial outcomes and meet client objectives.
  • During the two-year programme, our Graduate Cost Managers can work with a variety of clients and rotate through multiple diverse roles, providing you with exposure to the most complex projects and programmes across the industry. The graduate programme offers the chance to personally drive improvements at the forefront of key sectors including infrastructure, natural resources, health & education, central & local government, and commercial occupier.


  • Have a passion for the built environment and a keen interest effecting positive change for clients, communities and the planet
  • Have a demonstrable interest in the construction industry across infrastructure and real estate, and who understand the challenges facing the industry
  • Strive to deliver excellent customer service and uphold our commitment to quality
  • Have an awareness of current environmental issues and are keen to actively work towards a more sustainable future across the construction industry
  • Have an analytical mindset and wish to develop their skills
  • Hold an interest in exploring and presenting data
  • Want to deliver projects and programmes
  • Recognise their own development needs and are willing to invest time and energy in learning and refining their technical and commercial skills

Education requirements


Area of Responsibilities

Business, Operations & Strategy
Banking & Finance


  • From this, graduates will develop an array of skills to assist the teams in the successful delivery of our cost management services.
  • Furthermore, the graduate programme offers formal training for graduates to establish and develop core and technical skills in multiple areas of quantity surveying.
  • As a graduate you will have the opportunity to gain experience in:
  • Cost control and performance management
  • Cost modelling and benchmarking
  • Value management / engineering
  • Stakeholder management
  • Cost auditing and assurance
  • Supply chain and market engagement
  • Procurement and tendering
  • Developing digital solutions to enhance performance
  • Developing commercial strategies and programme setup
  • Programme and project management


Work type

Full time

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