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You’ve read the books and got the qualifications, time to put what you’ve learnt into practice. And what better place than B&CE to do this – join our graduate scheme.

Be part of the B&CE story

We’ve been around since the 1940s. And while it wasn’t easy starting a company during the war, we’ve come a long way and have a really great story to tell.

B&CE began by creating simple financial products for the construction industry. In 1942 we launched a scheme that gave construction workers a way to build up holiday pay – they’d stick stamps on a card.

We’ve grown by responding to the needs of working people in construction and beyond. In 2011 we launched The People’s Pension – now the UK’s largest private sector automatic enrolment pension scheme.

Your chance to shine

B&CE is in The Sunday Times 100 best not-for-profit organisations to work for (check us out!). We’re ranked against things like holidays (we offer 25 days minimum), if we have a gym onsite (which we do) and pensions (it’s what we do and we do it well). We’ve also been awarded Investors in People Gold, demonstrating that we put people at the heart of our organisation.

Our people are our strength. They go above and beyond to make a difference, staying true to our values of Creating Simplicity, Showing Compassion and Keeping Promises. In return, we make sure we value and reward our people in a clear and visible way and give them the support they need to develop fulfilling careers.

More on how we live our values »

Our founding principles and values are a big part of who we are (and always will be) but we’re forward-looking too and keen to innovate. Sound good to you? Then read on…

Thinking of applying?

Here are some top (insider) tips from our B&CE graduates:

  • do your research
  • ask questions and take notes
  • don’t worry about being nervous, people understand
  • be open-minded and ready to chat
  • remain positive and be yourself

Wondering what life’s like on the other side?

Here’s what some of our graduates told us…

grads-3 - Sam croppedI’ve got lots out of the B&CE graduate scheme. It’s been a great way to meet and work with new people – everyone’s made me feel really welcome and I feel I can be myself too. I’m also learning many transferable skills such as teamwork and time management plus lots of skills that relate specifically to my chosen career path.”
grads-3 - Karishma - cropped“The people at B&CE have been so helpful and supportive, answering my queries and keeping me informed about the next stages of my development. I have come to know B&CE as an organisation that really cares about its employees and their personal development.”
grads-3 -cropped Aftab“I have a real sense of responsibility in my graduate role at B&CE. The work is challenging (which I love about it) and it’s never the same from one day to the next. I would highly recommend B&CE to graduates.”

You’re one of us

B&CE is an equal opportunities employer. We believe everyone has the right to be treated fairly, with dignity and respect. We’re committed to treating all our people equally, graduate or no graduate. Once you join B&CE you’ll:

  • be treated like one of us
  • have a competitive salary
  • get the same employee benefits as everyone else – think onsite gym, a restaurant with reduced prices (food for thought!), even private healthcare.

We’ll also give you the opportunity to develop your skills and knowledge through in-house training and professional qualifications. In return we’ll ask you to:

  • check in by 9 and leave by 5, Monday to Friday
  • get stuck in and do your best
  • work solo and as part of a team
  • share in our values of Creating Simplicity, Showing Compassion and Keeping Promises

When the graduate scheme comes to an end

The graduate scheme lasts for 12 months. If at this point you can’t bear the thought of leaving us, or you’d like some help applying for roles outside B&CE, we’ll be ready to support you.

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Intrigued?

New graduates join us each year in September. If you’re interested in the 2016 graduate scheme, email us with your CV at recruitment@bandce.co.uk by 31 May.

CV tips

Need help with your CV? No problem – you’ll find some handy tips on our How to apply page.