Careers

Be part of our winning team

We are a market leader, well-established, innovative and progressive. Colas has a global reputation as a safe pair of hands for complex, major and strategic projects.

Our experience is broad, strategic and includes road, rail, airports and more.

We are part of a broader global network which gives us world-class resources in every aspect of investment, design and construction. Our strategic vision is well-established and has sustainability and safety at its heart.

People are vital to our success. Our employees make us different, and set us apart from our competitors. We want to attract, retain and develop visionary, talented and passionate individuals. Our people are central to everything we do.

Employees



locations across the UK

Why Us

Do you want to work for a company that achieves success and delivers continuous improvement? Do you want to feel that you’re contributing to society and the environment? Do you have vision and dedication? Is innovation important to you? Above all, do you want to work for a company that priorities your personal development and gives you unlimited opportunities and rewards?

We are an equal opportunities employer and employ over 1490 people from over 20 locations.

When you join Colas, you join a global family. As well as being involved in some of the most large-scale strategic projects in the UK, there are opportunities to work internationally, as well as with our sister companies in the UK and the companies we invest in

NOTICE TO THIRD PARTY AGENCIES

At Colas we source candidates directly and we'll use a specified list of preferred suppliers to help support us in sourcing candidates for particular roles, if they are invited to do so.

We don't accept any speculative CVs from recruitment agencies or suppliers who are not part of our preferred supplier list, and we only pay agency fees where we have a signed agreement in place and that agency has been previously contacted and directed by a member of our recruitment team.

If this is not adhered to, Colas reserve the right to contact these candidates directly and have discussions with them without paying any agency fees.

Submission of any unsolicited CVs or proposals to Colas will be deemed evidence of full and unlimited acceptance of our agency policy.

Latest Vacancies

Please see below for currently available jobs in Colas. 

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For traffic management enquiries relating to recruitment, please email TrafficManagementCareers@colas.co.uk

Quarry Manager – Cornwall

Location: Cornwall

Department: Industrial

Location: Penryn, Cornwall

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Apprentice Laboratory Technician

Location: Rowfant

Department: Industrial

Location: Rowfant

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PR Executive

Location: Rowfant

Department: Marketing

Location: Rowfant

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Gold investors in people Gold Award company

Competitive salary and benefits

Learning and development, and options to work internationally

Graduate and Apprentice programmes

Graduate Training Scheme

Our graduate scheme will give you professional qualifications, applicable skills and a structure to your career. The rewards are endless, and our culture and values will provide you with the right opportunities to take your career as far as you want.

Apprenticeships

We offer a large variety of apprenticeships nationally from NVQs to degrees to everyone. Our apprentices receive on-going training and development from the start and receive nationally recognised qualifications.

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Professionals

Our work is complex, innovative, highly challenging and rewarding. We need a range of business and commercial professionals to carry it out. Our professionals enable us to deliver excellence to our customers.

We provide learning and development opportunities for our staff, and give employees the chance to learn new skills and develop their personal and professional credentials.

Diversity & Inclusion

Our work affects the whole of British society, from rural to urban, across the whole country. The diversity of the communities we serve is immense, so it is vital for us to be committed to incorporating diversity and inclusion into our everyday business.