Project Gateway: Graduate, apprenticeship, trainee and work experience opportunities

Project GATEway is our intiative that aims to help more young people into the world of work through our Graduate programme, Apprenticeships, Traineeships and work Experience opportunities across all our businesses. If you’re interested in an exciting and varied career in construction, facilities management, property development or consultancy we may just have the perfect opportunity for you.

But don’t be fooled, it’s not just hard hats and high vis vests – careers in our industry range from trade roles, such as plumbers and joiners, through to administative and professional roles, such as architects, quantity surveyors and consultants.

The GATEway programme includes a mix of real-world experiences and motivational activities that will provide skills to support people’s career journeys, as well as giving them transferable life skills too.

The project came off the back of our Queen’s Award win in 2021 when we announced plans to triple our investment in graduates, apprentices and trainees over the next five years in support of local economic recovery and support those who may struggle to enter the world of work. 

Career insights:


At Sewell Group, we have a diverse range of companies, which means we also have a diverse range of opportunites and roles. So whatever you’re interested in, there’s a good chance there’s someone who does it here – from graphic design, marketing and HR to site-based roles such as joinery and quantity surveying.

Want to meet some of our people, and find out what they get up to?

Would you like to apply for work experience?

Would you like gain valuable work experience from a business listed in the Top 50 ‘Best Companies to Work For’ in the UK and find out more about the world of work and various career paths availble? If your answer is yes, tell us a little bit about yourself and we will take a look at work experience placement opportunities around the company.

We have a number of different business units, with sites and offices located across Yorkshire and the Midlands.

"On behalf of the whole of Cat Zero and its participants, I would like to say a huge thanks to Sewell Group; for enabling these young people, but mostly, thank you for caring. All involved should be very proud."

Pete Tighe Programme Manager for Cat Zero

In Partnership with Cat Zero

Summer Internship Programme

Working in partnership with Cat Zero,  individuals who were struggling to find employment were given the opportunity to undertake a month of paid work across the Group.

Matched with different areas of the business from facilities management to construction, accountancy, HR and administrative support, participants were given training to help them prepare for stepping into the roles which would give them valuable experience in a bid to help them into the job market.