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.

What are some of the benefits of being part of the Future Leaders Programme?

  • Work / study balance – Leighs supports your study and enables you to attend approved courses during normal working hours
  • Support with course fees
  • FLP Panel – allows for support and coaching to be provided from a panel of senior employees who are committed when it comes to supporting and developing talent within Leighs
  • Progress assessments – six monthly assessments to ensure progress through the programme based on completion of modules to the required standard within the timeframe, your weekly work diary and overall performance against key business indicators.  Your salary will be reviewed and may be adjusted to reflect your progress and achievements
  • Examination leave – to give you the best opportunity to succeed you will be eligible for one day of paid leave to prepare for and attend an examination for an approved paper

How do I apply to join the Future Leaders Programme?

The annual intake for the programme commences in April each year.  The next intake is due to commence in April 2019.

Applications open:                                 14 January 2019

Applications close:                                15 February 2019

Successful candidates advised:            by 15 March 2019

To apply, send your CV (including a summary of the study you are undertaking and grades achieved) to: hr@leighsconstruction.co.nz