Why work at Leighs

Leighs opens the door to exciting career opportunities for motivated and high performing staff.  This includes career paths from Apprentices through to Site Managers and Junior QS's through to QS Managers amongst others.

A number of our team have started with Leighs as Carpenters and have progressed through their careers to Site Managers - with a lot of commitment and self-determination of course. Here are some of the reasons why you should consider joining our team:

Future Leaders Programme

At Leighs Construction, we recognise that successful leaders are those who display an understanding of all aspects of our industry.  The Future Leaders Programme provides this foundation for you.

The Future Leaders Programme has been designed to take two years, dependent upon your current experience, and will provide you with the opportunity to gain practical experience, ensuring that on graduation you have a working knowledge of those disciplines that are essential for a project to be successful, from the tender phase through to final completion and handover to the client.

The programme is in two parts. You will complete all modules in part 1 which represent the key areas of our business to give you that essential foundation.  The modules in part 2 allow you to focus on expanding your practical experience in your chosen field.

Typically, you will spend up to three months on each rotation which will see you working with the team best experienced to provide the support and guidance required to complete a module.  You’ll be working alongside experts to develop skills and knowledge to give you a solid foundation to build your career.

Is this the career opportunity for you?

The programme is best suited to any person who has completed at least one year of study, or who has recently completed, a degree or diploma related to the construction industry including construction management or engineering, or someone who has completed a related trade qualification and who wishes to commence study to take the next step in their career.


An apprentice combines practical training in the industry with study. As an Apprentice Carpenter, you’ll work alongside experienced staff to gain the skills and experience you need to support your study. Your apprenticeship is complete once you gain a Level 4 Certificate in Carpentry.

What we look for in a new apprentice:

  • A passion for construction
  • A desire for practical/hands on work experience
  • A commitment to the apprenticeship programme

What we want from our apprentices:

  • To complete your apprenticeship in 3-5 years
  • Be a good company representative
  • Attend classes as required
  • Develop your tool kit and maintain your work diary

What Leighs offers our apprentices?

  • Paid employment during and after your apprenticeship
  • Mentors to assist with your training and development
  • Monthly meetings with mentors and management
  • Pay reviews based on completion of unit standards