We are always keen to attract new individuals who have enthusiasm, commitment, talent, ambition and the drive to succeed, regardless of the role you are interested in we have opportunities that will stretch you and allow you to grow.

Committed to investing in people, in staff training and personal development.

We are always keen to attract new individuals who have enthusiasm, commitment, talent, ambition and the drive to succeed, regardless of the role you are interested in we have opportunities that will stretch you and allow you to grow.

Our positions attract excellent remuneration/packages including investment in your future through continuous training and development for the right candidates.

Everyone at Rose can make a positive impact - we pride ourselves on investing in our staff and creating an environment where they can exceed expectations and accomplish work everyone is proud of.

Experienced Administrator

We have a fantastic opportunity for someone who is passionate about administration to join our Health and Safety Team. Working in a pleasant riverside location, ...


We recruit a small number of apprentices each year and applications should be made in May/June for courses commencing in September. Trades: Carpentry | Brickwork ...

Armed Forces

At Rose Builders we know that Reservists and Veterans have a variety of transferable skills and qualities that have been developed throughout military careers and ...

Recruitment Agencies

Whilst we are flattered that you'd like to work with us, we have a preferred list of several local agencies that we work with when ...

How to Apply

Please send your CV and covering letter by post or email.

To: Careers, Rose Builders, Riverside House, Riverside Avenue East, Lawford, Manningtree, Essex, CO11 1US

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Apprenticeship Programme

There are many opportunities open in Construction, to support this we have been running our current Apprenticeship programme for 10 years which we are immensely proud of.

Our programme seeks to develop and retain our own ‘home grown’ talent with the passing down of knowledge from generation to generation and ensuring that our choice of tradesmen for the future have matured with us and absorbed the values of the company - a reputation for quality building offering expertise and reliability.

We offer a wide range of apprenticeships including groundworks, carpentry, painting and decorating, bricklaying and trainee Quantity Surveyors.

Our apprentices come from a range of backgrounds; local schools/colleges, career changers, people transitioning from the armed forces and veterans and through supported employment initiatives including those run by Essex County Council.

We have a fantastic team of Apprentices on board, take a look at our video to find out more…

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We advise anyone starting an apprenticeship with us that although the apprenticeship may be for 3 years - it is only the beginning! We instil in all our apprentices that the first 3 years is to learn their craft but the next 3 years is about becoming a skilled tradesman.

We are always looking for enthusiastic and committed individuals to join our growing team, the opportunities are there to explore!


We have supported local awards for the apprentices, to not only promote our apprentices locally but to give them a further sense of achievement.

Local awards include: -

  • National Federation of Builders – Suffolk Area Joint Consultative Committee
  • The Suffolk Show’s Skill Competition
  • ECTA Excellent Trainee Awards
  • Tendring Blue Ribbon Awards
  • National Apprenticeship Service Awards
  • CITB Barry & Peggy Awards

Current Apprentices / Trainees:

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QS Management Trainees

The current Apprenticeship Programme has trained 26 apprentices and 7 QS Trainees in the last decade

We are proud of all of our staff and work very hard to ensure that we create an environment which is a great place for everyone to work.

Many of our team have grown up with the business, starting from apprenticeships and continuing to enjoy happy, fulfilled and rewarding careers.


  • Employees who have been with the company for over 10 years:

  • Employees who have been with the company for over 20 years:

  • Staff who completed or are completing an apprenticeship or trainee programme:


Our Construction Ambassadors regularly talk to students, schools, youth groups, local authorities and the Armed Forces to name a few and can organise site visits.

They are passionate about reaching out to local communities – highlighting the many fantastic opportunities available within construction and inspiring the next generation of new entrants.

Site visits can also be arranged – please get in touch with our Ambassadors:

Community Engagement


Equal Opportunities

Rose Builders & Contractors are committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all staff, and does not discriminate on the grounds of gender, ethnic origin, disability, sexual orientation, faith or any other irrelevant factor.

Assessment for recruitment, selection, appraisal, training and career progression purposes is based entirely on the individual’s ability and suitability for the work. Rose Builders & Contractors are committed to providing staff of all ages and backgrounds with opportunities to maximise their skills and achieve their potential, offering flexible working arrangements wherever possible.

Rose Builders & Contractors encourages a diverse workforce and aims to provide a working environment where all staff at all levels are valued and respected, and where discrimination, bullying and harassment are not tolerated.