Breheny Civil Engineering

Needham Market, Flordon Rd, Creeting St Mary, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP68NH

About us

Breheny was established in 1963, since then we have grown to provide civil engineering services to almost two thirds of the country from our offices in Suffolk, Yorkshire, Cambridgeshire, Kent, Hampshire and Oxfordshire.

Since our creation, we have worked on diverse, award-winning projects across England, covering many different specialisms of civil engineering. We are experts in highways and bridges, river and marine, utilities and energy, rail, and environmental sectors. Our directly employed workforce and owned plant and fleet allow us to be operationally resilient, proactive and continuously improve our high standards.

"Breheny is a family business that builds long term relationships with its customers through the quality of its workmanship and the excellent service it provides.” – John Breheny, Chairman.


With exciting plans for growth and expansion already being realised, we are looking for people with the ambition to further their career and help continue to drive the company forward.

We are stern supporters of Equal Opportunities and judge people solely on their abilities.

We are Investor in People accredited, ensuring you will be supported with training and promotion opportunities at all levels throughout your career with us.

Our contracts are varied and our projects range from infrastructure and regeneration to marine and coastal defence works, providing you with the opportunity to gain experience across a broad range of civil engineering disciplines.

You will be part of a team that strives to exceed expectations, proactively engages and interacts with local communities, and holds environmental awareness in the highest regard.


We offer a range of apprenticeships, which combine theoretical learning and practical workplace experience.

Examples of apprenticeships we offer:

Apprentice Site Operative

You will gain experience working on sites that encompass all of our different work types. You will be mentored by some of our most experienced and knowledgeable workforce, who will provide you with the practical skills essential for your development in Civil Engineering.

In addition, you will attend college, through either day or block release, where your knowledge and skills will be further developed.

Apprentice Plant Operator

You will receive practical training on a variety of Civil Engineering plant items. This will be backed up by training at college on block release, which will result in achieving NVQ level certification.

Apprentice Civil Engineering Technician

This apprenticeship gives you a broad, but thorough understanding of Civil Engineering.

Over a period of 3 years, through a combination of on-site experience and block release college training, you will develop the basic skills required to become a site setting out engineer and potential site supervisor.

If you are interested in working with us, please send your CV to:

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