A growing number of construction companies, from big names like Vinci, Mace and Thomas Vale to smaller consultants, are offering internships for graduates, spurred on by a campaign called the Pledge that Building magazine is supporting.
Eddie the Eagle, aka Michael Edwards, soared to international stardom when he flopped in the 1988 Winter Olympics ski jumping event. After the glow faded, he finally came back to earth as a Gloucestershire builder
The firm's construction arm has been keeping the company afloat while its housebuilding side has struggled. As construction wobbles, chief executive Greg Fitzgerald explains a case for the survival of the hybrid model