We are dedicated to inspiring and developing the next generation of talent in our industry and our early careers programme trains, develops, and challenges our Apprentices, Trainees, Undergraduate Engineers and Graduates through a combination of experience and education.

We invest in our early careers programme, giving young adults an opportunity to earn while learning and be part of a team that delivers meaningful, industry-leading projects across the UK.

We also work with primary schools, secondary schools, colleges, and universities across the country to engage students in STEM, to inspire a career in STEM industries and reduce the national skills shortage.

Case Studies

Trinity School Work Experience

We were delighted to welcome 30 students from a secondary school local to our Carlisle HQ for a full week of work experience.

The students from Trinity School met with a variety of professionals from across the company, as well as representatives from our supply chain and partners. We gave the students a total of 600 hours of experience, which will benefit them in their future professions.

Case Studies

Charlotte Hattrell

During the Covid-19 pandemic and the resulting economic recession, we offered recent graduate, Charlotte Hattrell, a three-month internship in our Communications & Engagement team. At the end of her internship, Charlotte was offered a permanent position as a Communications Officer on the Hope Valley Railway Upgrade. Having just left university and finding it difficult to secure employment, the internship provided her with the chance to gain valuable work experience and full-time employment.

Case Studies

Billy Stafford

Billy Stafford joined Story when he was 19, after completing two weeks of work experience in 2018. Following his work experience, Billy was offered a permanent position as a General Operative in our Construction division. In his time as General Operative, he has gained experience through a variety of projects from minor repair and maintenance works in manufacturing facilities to multi-million-pound housing developments. After building his skillset as a General Operative, Billy moved into his current role of Trainee Engineer, as part of which he is studying for a Level 4 civil engineering qualification at Lakes College.

Case Studies

Billy Walker

We recruited Billy Walker as an Undergraduate Engineer from Nottingham Trent University, giving him a year-in-industry placement to gain on the ground experience. After finishing his placement with us, the company sponsored his final year of study at University and offered full-time employment to Billy, welcoming him back to the company in August 2022 as a Graduate Engineer.

Case Studies

Kayla Miller

Kayla joined Story in 2021 as a Trainee Engineer. She is completing a Graduate Apprenticeship with Heriot Watt University and gaining hands-on experience working on civil engineering projects across Scotland. As well as developing herself as a professional engineer, Kayla aims to inspire future generations by regularly attending school career talks and STEM sessions. She recently spent time on a live site visit with a group of young girls interested in construction to showcase the rewarding careers available in the industry.

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Jon Kittoe

Jon joined Story as an Apprentice Small Tools Fitter. He has gained experience through our in-house training programme to use both mechanical and electrical machinery and has completed a Level 3 Engineering NVQ qualification. Jon was selected by Myerscough College for a CPA Star of the Future award – Level 2 Plant Mechanic. CPA Stars of the Future is an awards scheme for apprentices and trainees in the construction plant sector, set up by the Construction Plant-hire Association (CPA).

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