Trainees, Apprentices & Work Experience

Our commitment to Trainees & Apprentices
Our aim is to give young people with no skill set the opportunity to train up and develop a trade.
We encourage the use of trainees on our sites and regularly work with local schools and colleges to develop our programme.
We currently have seven trainees working for Deeley Group on a full-time basis:

  • Three Management Trainees
  • Three Surveying Trainees
  • One Estimating Trainee

Our site management trainees currently work on a range of our developments and gradually increase their experience through new tasks.
You can find the interview with our youngest trainees about their experience at Deeley Group here:
Interview with trainee QS Tom Jeffrey and trainee site manager Jack McQuillan

The 5% Club
We are proud members of The 5% Club and have a long-standing tradition of promoting an employees growth through trainees and apprenticeships. This is showcased by the fact that 20% of our workforce have come through a trainee, apprenticeship or graduate programme.

The 5% Club is a movement of more than 250 employers providing ‘earn and learn’ opportunities to develop the skills and talents people need to become more employable and create meaningful careers.

Companies joining The 5% Club commit to raising the number of apprentices, sponsored students and graduates on formal programmes to 5% of their total workforce within five years.

The 5% Club is about employers stepping up to the plate and addressing the critical skills challenges in a proactive and positive way – for their businesses and for their employees of today and tomorrow. It’s about developing people with the right skills to forge meaningful career paths and its members represent the gold standards of training and skills development. The 5% Club is the FTSE for companies investing in skills and training. Rt Hon Robert Halfon MP – Chair of the Education Committee

Further information on The 5% Club can be found at

Virtual Work Experience
The COVID pandemic has changed how we all work in the business world and also in schools. We have therefore created a virtual work experience tool which showcases the benefits of the construction industry to pupils by teaching them about our site set up, transportation and environmental considerations.

The training can be accessed here: Deeley Group Work Experience

Work Experience
We often support local schools and colleges by placing school and college students on 1 or 2 week work placements.
They will gain an insight into the construction industry by working with the following teams:

  • Site Management
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Administration
  • Financial Accounting
  • Design & Build
  • Site Engineering
  • Business Development & Marketing

A recent PR & Marketing placement intern has shared with us her experience of working at Deeley Group: