Your career path

Whether you are a professional with many years of experience or a student starting out in your career, Mace is a place to learn, grow and thrive. The breadth of opportunities at Mace means there is always something to satisfy your ambition or specialism. We’re a company that wants to deepen your knowledge and give you the confidence and skills to try something new and see the world (if that’s for you!). At Mace, we really give you the opportunity to define your own path. 

Fulfilling your career

We believe that every challenge is an opportunity to think and do something differently. Every space, every structure, every city is a chance to imagine better. To help our people meet those challenges and continue to find a better way, we offer personal learning and development programmes at all career stages - whether you are a school leaver or already have years of experience.

Unique development opportunities for those showing high potential

We run a range of talent development programmes in partnership with two world-class academic providers: Imperial College Business School and Cranfield University School of Management. They include:

Opportunities at Mace

If you think you can bring a different perspective to help us shape the cities of tomorrow then look through our current vacancies.

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Run in partnership with Imperial College Business School, this programme is targeted at Senior Managers and above. The aim of the programme is to equip participants with the skills required to become the industry's best leaders, as they build skills in creating strategy, setting direction, engaging teams, leading change, and building deeper, trusted relationships with clients.
Run in partnership with Imperial College Business School, this programme aims to give Assistant Managers and Managers the skills they need to successfully manage people, projects and teams, building the confidence to tackle larger, more complex roles and assignments in the future.
Run in partnership with Cranfield University School of Management, this programme builds the skills and capability of Associate Directors and above to lead larger, more complex programmes.
Attracting and developing talent from diverse groups helps Mace stay ahead in how we think, behave and deliver our services. Mace Women of the Future, run in partnership with Women in Science, Technology and Engineering (WISE) and the Everywoman network, supports us in building a talented pipeline of women within Mace, helping to realise their full potential.

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Personal and learning development

We also offer a host of ongoing personal and learning development for our people, as well as specific programmes to nurture the very best of those who are just starting out in our industry. They include:

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We support our people who are aiming to achieve an academic or professional qualification that will help them develop and deliver to the highest standard for our clients. This includes working to achieve professional membership of bodies including the Institution of Civil Engineers, the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors and the Chartered Institute of Building.
We help our people to access the required technical training to carry out their role effectively. This will be through internal or external courses or by providing them with time and financial support to complete self-study.
To get the best out of our people we recognise our managers need to be empowered to create the best environment for their teams to excel. We offer our comprehensive 'Mace Manager' training to all our people who line manage teams or individuals. 
Mace is an accredited provider for APM training. This enables us to train our people to a recognised high standard in project management skills.
Mentoring, coaching and helping you learn on the job is part of life at Mace. We encourage collaborative working and knowledge share across sectors, functions and locations. Our more experienced colleagues mentor others and share their experience across sectors

Areas of opportunity

Our business is diverse and offers many opportunities for you to specialise or gain broader experience across our sectors, services and geographies. Explore some of our specialisms we recruit into and in which you can excel at Mace.

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Barbara Welch, Director - Western Europe & Global Clients, Consultancy

“My role draws on my strengths and experiences from working across a variety of sectors, service offers and geographies. I'm able to use these skills to support talented teams in providing excellent service to our clients. I really enjoy helping talented people to thrive, work hard together and achieve their own goals and aspirations. We come to work as individuals; but together we are a lot more than the sum of our parts. It's great to be part of a high performing team.”

Philippe Sauvageot, Principal Architect, Consultancy

“I really enjoy how diverse my role and projects can be. No two projects are ever the same. It keeps every day interesting and challenges me to deliver in different ways. ”

Chatan Patel, Logistics Manager, UK

“Mace is incredibly welcoming and there is a huge sense of team spirit here. I’ve had management roles on several different projects, many of which have been in incredibly challenging, which keeps my job exciting and varied. Navigating challenges has also helped me to get promoted to logistics manager and I now work in highly specialised environments.”

April Gresham, Project Manager, Consultancy

“From an early stage I was encouraged to push myself to take on a large amount of responsibility which ensured that I made a real contribution to the company. Mace strives to provide an environment where employees can improve their skills and knowledge in order to deliver a better service for the business.”

Opportunities at Mace

If you think you can bring a different perspective to help us shape the cities of tomorrow then look through our current vacancies.

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