2023 Professional Apprenticeship – Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability (CR&S) Practitioners

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2023 Professional Apprenticeship – Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability (CR&S) Practitioners (3448)

Professional Apprentice – Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability (CR&S) Practitioners 

We're looking for bright and motivated school/college leavers who will bring energy, new ideas and a fresh perspective to help us become the recognised leader and transform the construction and engineering industry, and maximise the socio-economic benefits our projects deliver in their local community


Role Overview

As part of the Sustainability function, you will be working alongside experienced Social and Environmental Advisors, supporting with the development of delivery of action plan data collection, reporting, and evaluation. Whilst under supervision, the role will include working within teams, engaging stakeholders, and communicating across functions to ensure that the Laing O'Rourke Sustainability strategy is embedded across all our projects.

The role will typically be working on multiple initiatives, covering a variety of projects, focus areas, and stakeholders. These initiatives encompass elements of School engagement activities, community investment programmes, employability initiatives and communications. Therefore, the day-to-day responsibilities will vary depending on circumstances and in turn means they could work independently, in a team, or collaboratively with multiple stakeholders.


Key Deliverables and Accountabilities

- Delivery of Sustainability objectives, including school engagement, environmental initiatives, and community investment activities

- Communicate with multiple teams, embedding key sustainability activity into day-to-day practices

- Research Sustainability related trends, and identify opportunities & risks

- Championing our Sustainability strategy by influencing colleagues to adopt new habits and make a positive difference

- Coordinate the capture and reporting of numerical data from various sources to demonstrate impact through the calculation of social return on investment.

- Support the development of local delivery plans for Sustainability commitments on projects, and in offices

- Contribute to team meetings, offering ideas and sharing best practice across working groups

- Collaborate with key external partners to ensure we understand, and meet expectations

- Act as an ambassador for the Sustainability function across Laing O'Rourke

- Specific tasks and duties as required during rotations in different parts of the business



London or Manchester


Apprenticeship Level and Standard

Corporate Responsibility & Sustainability (CR&S) Practitioners - Level: 4


Apprenticeship Provider

Laing O'Rourke collaborate with a trusted and approved training providers for our apprenticeship delivery. Successful candidates will be required to make an application to our preferred provider for the apprenticeship route you have chosen.


Entry Grades

5 GCSEs - preferably grades 7-4 in Maths and English

3 A-levels or BTEC


Entry requirements

We are looking for candidates who meet the following criteria:

· You must be eligible to work in the UK with a valid work permit

· Entry grades will be listed within each job description, and they will differ from role to role

· To qualify for this programme, you will need to have a minimum of three A-Levels/or equivalent



The Laing O'Rourke Professional Apprenticeship Programme - what can you expect?

Our professional apprenticeship programme has been developed to ensure you are supported throughout every step of your journey, combining work-based experience with off-the-job training. You will be stretched, challenged and supported by a business that views your professional development and formal qualification as a priority.


Our programme will provide a fully funded day or block release Level 4 apprenticeship in your chosen vocation, while working as a full time Laing O'Rourke employee. It will also include a series of bespoke development modules, and technical training opportunities, strategically placed to support you at key stages of your apprenticeship journey. During the programme you will work across a range of projects, which will offer the breadth and variety to support your occupational competency and will contribute towards the achievement of your apprenticeship and professional accreditation.



**The Professional Apprenticeship Programme will commence in September 2023**


We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of gender, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity

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Private Medical Insurance
Life Assurance
Personal Accident and Injury Insurance
Income Protection
Pension - basic & enhanced scheme
Annual Leave
Discounts Portal
Online Doctor
Voluntary Benefits
Work-Life Benefits
Employee Assistance Programme
Company Car / Car Allowance (*Role dependant)
Diversity and Inclusion

We value and care about difference at Laing O’Rourke and believe a diverse team drives innovation.

We are a global multicultural business committed to the inclusion of all employees, enabling everyone to feel accepted, respected & valued for being themselves.

As part of the Disability Confident scheme, we would like to enable access to candidates with long term health conditions and disabilities through the ‘Offer an interview scheme’. This supports applicants that meet the essential criteria by offering an interview for the advertised position. Please let us know prior to interview what adjustments are required as well as discussing how we can support you in the workplace.

We have set out far-reaching global sustainability targets including a commitment to achieve equal numbers of men and women amongst our global staff by 2033. For more information, please visit: