We are committed to our people

The culture, how we go about things at Fosters, is key. This is not something that can be manufactured, but comes from a place of pride and purpose in the work being undertaken by everyone involved at Fosters. How we look after each other is where this starts.

A commitment to our people is a key part of the Fosters strategy for a long term sustainable company, and growing leaders is a fundamental part of this. Investing in our people, making sure we have the right people in the right roles.

What sets Fosters apart from most other construction companies is our team’s attitude and initiative. Our teams attitude is grounded in the concept ‘Make it easy, make it happen’.

Our Values

The Foster Group operates with a purpose of creating ‘Great Community through Strong Foundations’. Strong Foundations speaks to our history and the way we operate, in a way that is strong, secure and sustainable. Great Community speaks to what we are looking to create in the projects we deliver, and the community we participate in.

Our values provide a pathway for how we operate:


We willingly take a leadership position to make things happen.


We recognise relationships are fundamental to delivering on our purpose.


We have a passion for the construction industry and the good we can do.


We are able to be relied upon to do the right thing.

Graham Boswell
Recruitment & Training Manager

021 290 0985

Graham brings 30 plus years of experience as a qualified carpenter and industry educator. Prior to joining Fosters in 2015, Graham was a senior training advisor for the BCITO, and as part of this he is passionate about working with keen young people, helping and developing their skills in order for them to meet their full potential in the construction industry.

Graham’s core function is to offer support and training to the apprentice carpenters for Fosters.

Graham is the driving force for the apprentice and cadetship programs at Fosters and takes great pride in seeing young people continue to achieve their professional goals.

Cadetship Programme

Fosters has partnered with Smart Waikato to create the Fosters Cadetship Programme. SmartWaikato has developed excellent programmes and relationships with secondary schools which enable Fosters to add great value and to target potential candidates for the cadetship programme. For us, supporting Smart Waikato is about supporting our community, helping young people into careers and developing the next generation for the construction sector.

The Fosters Cadetship Programme runs from July to November each year. Applications are open now, simply fill in the online form below and remember to attach your letter of recommendation from your teacher or career advisor.

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Apprentice Programme

Fosters is committed to growing the construction industry through a strong commitment to the apprenticeship scheme. Over the years we have had a number of excellent apprentices, a number who have stayed with Fosters and are now senior site managers, project managers and even shareholders.

One of the most rewarding parts of the job for the senior management team is seeing people grow within Fosters. We are always on the lookout for future leaders from the day they start their apprenticeships, or as a junior QS, through their journey with us.

We have a large number of apprentices currently, and the standard is very high.

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