Learning and development

To help employees reach their full potential VolkerFitzpatrick has created an environment that promotes growth through personal development and formal training, at every level.


Learning and development strategy

Our learning and development strategy aims to nurture and develop the potential in all of our people, so that we continue to develop a high performing, dependable and skilled workforce.

We know that learning happens all the time, not just in a classroom, and we encourage learning across our business. That means a lot of emphasis on knowledge sharing, learning from peers and in-house experts, along with coaching and mentoring programmes, in addition to formal programmes.


Formal courses

Along with industry placements and apprenticeship programmes, employees have access to an extensive learning management system, providing hundreds of different courses – eLearning and classroom based - centred around academic, soft skills and behavioural development.

Those wanting further education are offered learning through professional qualifications, industry competences, ILM qualification courses, or through one of our academies – commercial, project management, engineering, HSQES and rail operations.

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Industry leading

Over the years, we have been seen as 'best in class', receiving local, national and industry recognition.

Our learning and develop programmes are recognised as forward thinking, and are described as the ‘definition of excellence’ with ‘strong evidence of impact, clear links to business and HR strategies, and with an integrated and well-developed sustainability vision'.


Become part of our team!

Can you picture yourself working for us? If so, click on the link below to visit the VolkerWessels UK jobs portal.
  • Early careers

    Whether you’re just starting out on your career journey or looking to expand your experience, VolkerFitzpatrick have office and site based roles for people aged sixteen and upwards that will nurture your ambitions and give you endless opportunities to develop professionally and personally.

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  • Working for us

    At VolkerFitzpatrick, people come first. Joining us means joining one of the UK’s largest multidisciplinary engineering and construction contractors, delivering a vast breadth of innovative projects, and offering endless opportunities to grow.

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  • Fairness, Inclusion and Respect (FIR)

    VolkerFitzpatrick is determined that everyone feels included, valued and free to be their authentic selves at work. Respect for each other underpins our approach to ensuring our business is an attractive and comfortable place to work, and a workplace where everyone strives for, and achieves their highest potential.

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