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Cambridge Graduate Programme 2024 - Cost and Commercial Management

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  • Job
    Entry Level
  • Business, Operations & Strategy
  • Cambridge


  • 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
  • Please note this role is only in Cambridge, please select Cambridge for all 3 locations prefrences.
  • We are looking for people who:
  • 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


  • 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 ‘on-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’s work in transforming performance on the world’s 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.
  • 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.


What is the duration of the Cambridge Graduate Programme 2024 - Cost and Commercial Management?

The programme lasts for 24 months.

What opportunities do participants have during the programme?

Participants will have the opportunity to build internal networks, deepen their understanding of Turner & Townsend, gain knowledge of the industry, and develop their skills in cost and commercial management.

What is the goal of the Graduate Development Programme?

The goal of the programme is to help participants become well-rounded consultants and accelerate their careers in cost and commercial management.

Are there any specific requirements to apply for the Cambridge Graduate Programme 2024 - Cost and Commercial Management?

Yes, applicants should have graduated from Cambridge University and have an interest in cost and commercial management.

How will participants benefit from the programme?

Participants will benefit from structured learning, networking opportunities, deepening their understanding of Turner & Townsend, gaining industry knowledge, and accelerating their careers in cost and commercial management.

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Mission & Purpose

We build trust between clients, suppliers, governments and society through the commitment, capability and care our team brings. Delivering better outcomes that have a positive impact on the world around us. We work smarter to face the challenges of the future; bringing the clarity that helps teams realise their full potential across the real estate, infrastructure and natural resources sectors. It’s how we’ve made the difference for 75 years. Transforming performance for a green, inclusive and productive world.