Year Out Placement Scheme

Our tailored Year Out Placement Scheme is open to students who are undertaking their BSc Construction Management, BSc Commercial Management, BSc Civil or Structural Engineering degrees or similar.

Whilst gaining a greater understanding of our business, our programme will help you to use the knowledge you have gained from your degree so far and give you the opportunity to gain on-the-job experience.

You will be given support and guidance from PAYE experienced professionals and given structured industry-leading training. We also offer a competitive salary with a benefits package.

It is our intention to build a working relationship which could ultimately lead to a permanent position upon Graduation.

“I joined PAYE in 2016 after receiving an email from my university saying that PAYE were recruiting for year out placements. I had the opportunity to work on some prestigious projects whilst developing my professional skills and gaining knowledge of the specialist methods and techniques used by PAYE.”

“The experience was engaging and rewarding and I really enjoyed my insight into the construction world.”



‘After my University emailed me explaining PAYE were looking for Year Out students I applied for a position.

Joining PAYE in 2017 allowed me to immerse myself into the construction industry learning technical methods by being engaging on site as well as improving my management skills.’




Our Graduate Recruitment Scheme is run for students who are due to complete their BSc Construction Management, Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering or similar.

Offering you experience and responsibility, we will support and guide you throughout your career. All Graduates will receive structured training, a highly competitive salary and benefits package.

Working alongside some of the most skilled professionals in the industry, you will have the opportunity to work on a variety of prestigious projects. With the right skills, commitment and ability you can move quickly into management or specialist positions.

“I have been at PAYE for six years, having been recruited as a Graduate Site Manager and now act as a Contracts Manager.”

“PAYE are a young, vibrant company and have fully supported my career development. In 2014, I started a part time Masters in Historic Building Conservation at Kingston University to enhance my understanding of the specialist work undertaken by PAYE.”



“I joined PAYE in 2016 after applying direct to their Human Resources Manager. I am currently working as an Assistant Site Manager on one of PAYE’s largest projects, Battersea Power Station.”

“PAYE is a diverse company with a network of knowledge which means that I am constantly learning and the training offered has allowed me to obtain valuable skills that have helped me understand all aspects needed for my role.”


Craft and Apprenticeship

PAYE is actively involved in the development and promotion of traditional crafts to ensure that we have a skilled workforce for the next generation.

Over the past five years we have trained forty cleaners, restorers, and stonemasons to achieve a minimum standard of NVQ level 2 through the OSAT NVQ Scheme. We also employ apprentices who study part time to NVQ level 3.

Investment in training also includes our management staff, helping them to achieve Post Graduate Diplomas in Conservation, MSc’s in Conservation and BSc’s in Construction Management.

Training & Development

On a national level, PAYE are members of the National Stone Industry Training Group, the National Heritage Training Group, the Stone Federation of Great Britain Facade and Surface Repair Committee and have developed a training strategy to enable all of our skilled operatives to achieve the newly created NVQ level 3 Heritage Skill Card.

We recognise the importance of training and developing a skilled workforce for the future and believe that by investing in apprentices we will continue to be recognised as a company that provides work of the highest quality.

You can also visit our new Conservation website to particularly look at conservation projects:

Employment with PAYE

Do you have an interest in Historic Buildings? If so then PAYE may be a company you would like to have a career with. Please provide us with a few brief details in the form below.