Graduate and undergraduate opportunities

As a Sunday Times Top 100 Employer, a Building Good Employer and shortlisted for the National Business awards ‘Employer of the year’, John Rowan and Partners is the place to work to develop your career, be valued and enjoy yourself while you’re doing it! As a unique place to work, John Rowan and Partners has a proven track record of progressing careers through our graduate development programme, with our fantastic APC support programme achieving high pass rates since 2015!

At John Rowan and Partners everyone’s contribution is valued. The on-going contact with our Equity Partners and Partners is a great asset to our placements and Graduate Development Programme. Unlike many other organisations, we firmly believe in promoting our employees when they demonstrate the skills, experience and behaviours we value. So, in line with this, our Graduate Development Programme allows for promotion whenever you are ready. So, it’s up to you.

We recruit graduates in a range of disciplines, including Building Surveying, Quantity Surveying and Project Management. Recent graduates and placement students have worked on diverse projects, such as the Green Man Lane housing regeneration, Brown’s Hotel in Mayfair, London and Birmingham Hilton Metropole Hotels and secondments to our key clients.

What you can expect

We offer bespoke programmes, tailored to the needs of our graduates and placement students. All of whom receive:

  • A full company induction
  • A mentor and in-house support from our dedicated team of APC counsellors and supervisors
  • A planned and structured programme ensures that you will be rotated to different roles and teams, gaining a breadth of experience
  • Formal and on-the-job training are combined to ensure that commercial and business skills are developed alongside technical and industry knowledge
  • A competitive salary, good working hours, excellent holidays and even an exercise subsidy to keep you fit and healthy!

Graduate Development Programme

Our Graduate Development Programme is geared towards both degree and masters level graduates and is a permanent full-time position. We are keen for you to become chartered as soon as you are ready. Our APC club allocates each candidate an assessor and supervisor, they undertake monthly meetings with both, in order to track progress and ensure they are provided with all the help and support they need. In addition to this, bespoke in-house training sessions are run monthly by both internal and external experts in the field. The company funds all the required training, travel, resources and a weeks’ dedicated study leave for every individual, empowering them to achieve their APC within two years.

How to apply

If you are graduating from university this year and wish to apply for our Graduate Development Programme, you can either register your interest with one of our staff members on the day at one of the construction careers fairs; and / or by completing an application form.

Details of how and when to apply will be available here.

Sandwich Year and Summer Placements

We offer keen undergraduate and postgraduate students the chance to develop through one of our other programmes. We offer paid summer and sandwich year placements allowing you to gain valuable ‘real world’ experience in the workplace, whilst also undertaking significant training and having the opportunity to join our APC Club and get ahead of the game.

Details of how and when to apply will be available here.

Graduate stories

Some of our current graduates

Caedmon Bradley – Graduate Building Surveyor
Niral Limbani – Graduate Quantity Surveyor
Raphael Theoharous – Graduate Quantity Surveyor
Scott Stronach  – Graduate Quantity Surveyor
Jack O’Boyle – Graduate Building Surveyor
Roberto Borroni – Graduate Quantity Surveyor
George Royle  – Graduate Quantity Surveyor

Longer serving former graduates

Mash Halai – Equity Partner and Chairman – Quantity Surveyor (1997)
Paul O’Connor – Partner – Quantity Surveyor (1999)
Calum Pearse – Partner and Head of Building Surveying (2012)
Sean Good – Project Manager (2012)
Dominic Cherry – Associate Partner, Senior Employer’s Agent / Quantity Surveyor (2012)
Stephen Hart – Senior Building Surveyor (2014)
James Roche – Senior Building Surveyor (2015)