Graduates present development recommendations to the Bouygues Construction UK board

January 22nd 2021

Today, our 2019 intake of Bouygues Construction United Kingdom graduates – incorporating those
working across our UK entities of Bouygues Energies & Services, Bouygues UK, Bouygues Travaux
Publics, Linkcity and VSL – took to the virtual stage to present their recommendations on five
strategic business issues to the management boards of each of the UK businesses.

This presentation day is a key milestone in the entities’ graduate programmes, requiring them to
work together in small groups to research a business issue relevant to the group’s UK strategy
before collaboratively putting forward proposals to develop our performance in this area. Unlike
previous years where everyone has come together in one venue for the event, this year the
presentations took place virtually to ensure that this important aspect of our two year graduate
programmes could safely continue.

Supporting them in their challenge, the graduates have been working with a senior mentor to guide
and advise them throughout the process.

The business topics covered comprised the following:

Group 1: The Makers Programme
Group 2: Modern Methods of Construction in the UK
Group 3: Investors in People
Group 4: Employer of Choice
Group 5: Client Experience

Each group was given 20 minutes to carry out their presentation, followed by a fifteen minute Q&A
for members of the management boards to delve further into each topic. Speaking at the event
following all five graduate presentations, UK Country Manager for Bouygues Construction United
Kingdom, Fabienne Viala, said:

“Every year, I am astounded by the fresh perspectives our graduates bring to the business and this
year is no different. Coming from a wide range of disciplines, their diversity of skills and enthusiasm
for innovation brings a new approach to our established ways of doing things.

“I would like to say a huge thank you to all the graduates who presented at today’s event and to our
senior sponsors and mentors who supported them all throughout the process. I look forward to
seeing some of the recommendations we learned about today being implemented across our
businesses, providing real opportunities to innovate in a constantly evolving world.”

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