About the role

We have a new exciting opportunity to work in our Graphic Design Team. This role with give you the opportunity to work for a market leading company, whilst gaining valuable skills and experience to ensure you develop to your full potential throughout the apprenticeship.

What the apprenticeship will offer: 

Balfour Beatty offers a comprehensive training programme in Graphic Design with the opportunity of completing industry recognised vocational qualifications. You will provide effective, efficient, confidential and comprehensive administrative support to our business. As part of the Apprenticeship scheme you will be supported with gaining an Level 6 Apprenticeship in Creative Design Professional within 36 months.

In addition to supporting you through your formal apprentice qualification, you will follow the Balfour Beatty Enhanced Apprentice programme. This is a mix of development events and activities, plus in year 2 you will compete in the Balfour Beatty Brathay Apprentice Challenge, to help us find the Balfour Beatty Apprentice Team of the Year! The challenge is a mix of community engagement activities and a team building event in the Lake District. Find out more here… There is also the opportunity to complete the Duke of Edinburgh’s Gold Award as part of your apprenticeship.

This is a unique opportunity to work whilst you learn and develop key skills that will be valuable throughout your career – an opportunity not to be missed!

Following successful completion of the apprenticeship, you will be able to develop your career further within Balfour Beatty.

Role Purpose

Consistently apply the company’s visual identity in a way that portrays the value and reputation of our business and its joint ventures.


Communications : Group Communications team; Project Communication Managers and teams; Communications Community of Practice.

Internal : Senior leaders, line managers, bid leads and front line employees throughout Balfour Beatty.

External : External marketing suppliers and external stakeholders as required to develop, implement and evolve the company’s visual identity.


You will be responsible for delivering a range of Marketing Communications outputs to support the delivery of Strategic Business Unit and Group strategy as well as internal and external messaging. This includes but is not limited to, the duties described below:

· Understand the creative process and principles of good design;

· Liaising with colleagues to agree final design direction;

· Producing a range of print and online materials including tender documents and presentations, brochures, display stands, adverts etc.;

· Maintain compliance with corporate identity and company style, whilst driving improvements to the ‘look and feel’ of corporate materials;

· Ability to manage own workload;

· Understand and demonstrate the Balfour Beatty behaviours

· Full training and support will be provided throughout your apprenticeship by Balfour Beatty

Personal qualities and experiences:

You will be very proactive, adaptable, creative and collaborative, eager to develop your expertise and deliver high quality work

You will have an enthusiastic, engaged attitude and eagerness to learn and develop personally and professionally

Required skills:

· Minimum of 5 GCSEs or equivalent at grades A – C and 2 A-Levels grade A-C or equivalent

· Strong design skills

· Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with strong attention to detail.

· A keen interest in a career in design

· Focused on delivering results collaboratively, with quality and creativity

· Good stakeholder management skills, with experience of setting, measuring and delivering goals

· Team player with ability to work with individuals across multiple geographical locations.

· A self-starter with good organisation skills and the ability to manage conflicting deadlines.

Desirable skills include:

· Working knowledge of the core Adobe Creative Cloud apps

· Comfortable working in the Microsoft Office suite

This position is to ideally start in January so please ensure when completing your online application form that you clearly state your availability.

Salary and Benefits:

We offer a competitive salary and a flexible benefits package. Your professional institution fees and training will be covered.

For more information about what you can expect as a Balfour Beatty Apprentice and what’s involved in the scheme click here and you can also view the profiles of some of our current apprentices across the Group. Should you require any additional support with your application, please contact: emerging.talent@balfourbeatty.com

At Balfour Beatty we are committed to creating a diverse workforce and an inclusive culture where everyone can be themselves and reach their full potential, not only because this is the right thing to do, but because it makes us a better business.

To ensure we deliver on this commitment, we have a UK Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan which sets out the wide range of targeted, proactive, measurable steps we are taking to make this a reality. You can read our UK Diversity and Inclusion Action Plan in full at www.balfourbeatty.com/value_everyone 

To help and support us with our desired commitment to create an inclusive culture we are members of WISE, enei, Business Disability Forum and Women into Construction. In 2020, we signed the Audeliss and Involve Open Letter to demonstrate our commitment to taking key long term and sustainable actions on Black Inclusion. 

As a Disability Confident Employer, we are committed to working with people who have disabilities and long-term health conditions to remove barriers for them in obtaining employment. We are also committed to offering applicants with a disability an interview if they meet the minimum requirements for the role. 

Further information on Disability Confident can be found at: https://disabilityconfident.campaign.gov.uk/ 

Balfour Beatty is a leading member of The 5% Club, which is now in operation in over 200 companies.

Closing Date – applications are open until 14th January 2022but we would encourage you to apply as soon as possible. Balfour Beatty reserves the right to remove adverts should the roles be filled before the closing date.

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