The world around us is changing rapidly, placing an increased demand on growing services sectors to become net zero. We are looking for the next generation of graduates who will continue to innovate across different areas of our business and support the energy, digital and industrial transitions of our customers. As an Equans graduate you will have the exciting opportunity to experience the diverse and interesting world of one of the UK’s biggest facilities management organisations.

Starting in September, you will join our induction with all the other graduates in your cohort to start building your network and understanding of the Business before your specific placement commences. During your scheme, you will experience operational and functional roles alongside our engineering teams. Your time on the graduate scheme will span across a 2-year period, and you will complete between two to four rotations of either 6 or 12 months in length depending on the project type and department. You will need to be fully mobile as the placements could be based anywhere within the UK.

We’re looking for the next generation of engineers, with graduates aspiring to become the leaders of their field!

Energy Engineering Graduate Scheme Overview

Our Engineering teams deliver an incredibly wide range of technical services to our clients all over the country. As an Engineering Graduate within our Digital & Energy Services Division, you will rotate across different areas in order to build your knowledge of the business and develop your technical, people & project management skills.

You could be part of our Solar & Battery Storage Team getting involved in energy generation projects for low carbon on our Solar PV Farms, work with our Energy and Carbon Solutions Team supporting clients to increase efficiencies and create cost savings through low-carbon energy solutions or work alongside our Embedded Energy teams supporting the operations and management projects for a range of client and contracts. You will spend at least 6 months on one of our sites to understand the technical details of how we operate. You could also get exposure to a variety of areas such as design engineering, quality management, procurement, commercial, operations and management support, compliance, or project management.

A life in Engineering is never dull, and as a Equans graduate you will gain experience in what it takes to manage a range of engineering projects varying in size and complexity and work with diverse teams in a fun and rewarding industry. You will have the opportunity to gain experience, and put your engineering credentials to the test, in various customer sectors, which may include:

  • Solar and Battery Storage
  • Energy and Carbon Solutions
  • Smart Buildings
  • Electric Vehicles
  • Infrastructure Solutions
  • Embedded Energy Operations & Management

Some of the roles and responsibilities you may undertake during your rotations could be:

  • Managing the financial and commercial activities under a variety of contracts, interacting with clients, vendors, and sub-contractors.
  • Delivering on client maintenance or engineering projects to deliver improved efficiencies and net zero objectives.
  • Supporting the operational and maintenance needs for various contracts ensuring client services are delivered safely and to the required standard.
  • Supporting the Operations, Maintenance, Engineering & Compliance teams to prepare information for large orders in line with policies and procedures.
  • Monitoring requirements from various sites to ensure the delivery of design documentation and equipment.
  • Supporting with the delivery of net zero plans and sustainability consulting services to a variety of clients.
  • Acting as an ambassador for Energy & Carbon solutions.

Or working on specific projects for a variety of clients, for example:

  • Delivering net zero carbon and energy feasibility strategies to clients, including modelling and analysis, site audits to identify engineering and digital opportunities and client reporting.
  • Supporting with the financial, commercial and procurement activities for net zero carbon models.
  • Supporting the operational teams with projects, ensuring performance is monitored and regular forecasting and reporting is in place.

We will provide a wide variety of training opportunities to develop your engineering, leadership, and management skills, so that you can excel and have the potential to move into a permanent role in the engineering team at the end of your scheme.

You will be encouraged and supported to apply to become a member of relevant engineering institution and assisted in navigating a route to professional registration. From day one you will have a buddy, usually a graduate in the year above, and you will also have a mentor throughout the scheme..


We are looking for the next generation of engineers, who will continue to innovate in our chosen markets, to transform our products and manage the services delivered to customers. As a graduate, you will work on the front line, gaining exposure to the people, processes and technology that are transforming our business.

The graduate scheme carries real responsibility – you will be doing work that is relevant and central to our business and have the opportunity to make a big impact early on in your career.

At the end of the scheme, you will have developed the skills and knowledge to go into a Technical or Engineering Management role. Many of our graduates continue to make a big impact in our Business, including our current CEO for our Digital & Energy Services Division.

What can we offer you?

  • A competitive starting salary of £30,000
  • 24 days annual leave (+ public holidays)
  • Life Cover equivalent to 1 times annual salary
  • Employee discount shopping schemes on major brands and retailers
  • Gym membership discounts
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Holiday purchase scheme
  • 2 corporate social responsibility days per year
  • Attractive Employee Referral Rewards Scheme
  • Access to our growing employee networks including WOMEN Together, RISE (Respecting, Inspiring and Supporting Ethnic Minorities), Encompass (LGBTQ+), WPN (Working Parents Network), YPN (Young Professionals Network), AccessAbility (Disability Network) and our Green Network
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Program and access to mental wellbeing app

Who are we looking for?

To us, it does not matter who you are. If you share our energy, values, and vision, we want to work with you.


  • A degree in Engineering, or, an apprentice qualified in a relevant discipline, with work experience.
  • A genuine interest in our industry, and a passion for delivering real change in the communities we serve.
  • Analytical skills and good attention to detail.
  • Ability to problem solve and use initiative.
  • A flexible approach to work.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to lead, motivate and inspire others at all levels.
  • A team focus with the ability to interact with a wide variety of people at all levels.
  • A driven, self-motivated attitude, with the ability to work on your own initiative.
  • Well-developed emotional intelligence and self-awareness.


  • Previous work experience, ideally within a relevant field
  • Previous project management and delivery experience
  • Previous customer services experience
  • A full UK driving licence


Candidates must submit an up-to-date CV outlining their motivations for applying to Equans and answer our pre-screening eligibility questions. Applications missing this will not be progressed.

All candidates must have the right to work in the UK for the duration of the scheme without the need for employer sponsorship.

Individuals ideally should have completed their degree, master’s degree or apprenticeship within the past 3 years or have between 2 to 5 years work experience.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a telephone interview. Those successful at telephone interview will progress to the final stage and be invited to participate in one of our assessment centres taking place in June 2024.

More information on our application process is here:

As part our commitment to better reflect the markets within which we operate, we encourage applications from all diverse backgrounds including women, LGBTQ+, ethnically diverse individuals, people with disabilities, along with all candidates who identify with protected characteristic groups under the Equality Act 2010.

At Equans we’re committed to delivering a culture where everyone’s voice is heard and supported. We know the value a diverse workforce creates, delivering better results for our people, customers, and stakeholders. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is at the core of what we do, should you join Equans you’ll find a welcoming and open workplace where you’re supported and encouraged to be your true self at work.

You’ll also have access to our growing employee networks including AccessAbility (representing those with disabilities and conditions), Encompass (representing the LGBTQ+ community), RISE (representing people from ethnic backgrounds), WOMEN TOGETHER (representing women in Equans), Working Parents, and Young Professionals.

Who are we?

Equans is a world leader in energy services with nearly 100,000 employees working in more than 50 countries, with an annual turnover of over 17 billion euros.

In the UK & Ireland, Equans is a provider of technical, FM, regeneration and energy services – with specialist capabilities in smart buildings, green mobility, district & embedded energy and decentralised renewables.

Equans’ 13,500 UK & Ireland employees combine these activities to help businesses, public sector organisations and government to embrace the energy transition towards net zero, and also the digital & industrial transitions that are redesigning the way we move, work and live.

Equans is a Bouygues group company.

What’s next?

If this role is of interest to you, please click below to register, apply, and track your progress! A member of our Resourcing Team will review your application and be in touch.

For this role, you must have evidence of the right to work in the UK. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer a re-location package with this job role. Certain roles may require applicants to undergo a Disclosure check, as noted in the role requirements.

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