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Your impact

Join the Jacobs Graduate Development Programme (GDP) and have a meaningful, positive impact on our environments, communities, and societies worldwide.  As a Jacobs Graduate you will be part of a larger network of talent who are Challenging Today and Reinventing Tomorrow.

What we do at Jacobs

Our People & Places Solutions business focuses on providing solutions to future challenges such as climate change, the need for renewable energy, low carbon economies, transportation, and material resource and waste management. While we shape some of the very largest and most challenging landmark projects in the UK, we also deliver local projects that protect communities.

What will you get?

Our Graduate Development Programme is a structured two-year scheme where we provide the framework, mentoring and experiences to help you maximise your skills and ambitions.

On joining our scheme in September 2024, you’ll rapidly gain knowledge of how our company works and the impact that you can have to help us move towards a more connected and sustainable world.

About the opportunities

At Jacobs, we’re transforming intangible ideas into innovative solutions designing the future - today with problem solving some of the big issues facing us currently such as water resources, flooding, sustainable travel and infrastructure.  We’re looking for dynamic and engaged people to join our team of over 70 landscape architects across multiple offices throughout the UK.

As a Graduate Landscape Architect based in our Glasgow or Edinburgh office, you will be involved with helping create solutions.   Jacobs has long term contracts working on some of the UK and Ireland’s largest sustainable infrastructure and development projects and we want to grow our Water and Environment team to meet the ever-increasing demand within this sector. 

Our team delivers projects from concept stage through to planning and construction and we are looking for enthusiastic, innovative and flexible staff to join this highly successful team.

You will join a respected and ambitious company with excellent career prospects both locally and internationally. You will work as part of a diverse and highly skilled team of landscape architects, providing support and advice to a wide range of clients and working within a multi-disciplinary team. There will also be opportunities to experience different roles within the Water and Environment team aimed at developing your career.

We also fully support our graduates on the Landscape Institute’s ‘Pathway to Chartership’ with an experienced team of mentors to help your chartership journey and financial support.   You will also have the opportunity to be on Jacob’s Graduate Development Program, with bi-yearly salary reviews. We also encourage graduates to apply who are starting their second careers as landscape architects.

Here’s what you’ll need

  • Already have a degree or post graduate level qualification in Landscape Architecture
  • An interesting portfolio of work from your university course and any work experience
  • Comprehensive graphic ability, and experience with AutoCAD and Photoshop and Adobe Suite
  • A flexible self-starter who is keen to drive your career forward
  • Adaptable to change, with a thirst for learning new things
  • Ideally hold a driving licence to help facilitate site visits to our more remote projects
  • You must have the right to work in the UK

What else we provide

  • A flexible workstyle, embracing a hybrid working pattern and supporting those who need to balance work/life commitments a bit differently than others
  • Free single medical cover and digital GP service
  • Reimbursement towards relevant professional development and memberships
  • An inclusive and diverse work environment, embracing the variety of disciplines, cultures, backgrounds and lifestyles of our employees through our Jacobs Employee Networks
  • A focus on safety, health, and wellbeing, prioritising our people through a culture of caring and positive mental health champion network
  • Opportunities to give back to our communities through our Collectively program, incorporating matched-funding, paid volunteering time and charitable donations.

We want you to bring your whole, authentic self to Jacobs.

Jacobs partners with VERCIDA to help us attract and retain diverse talent. As a Disability Confident employer, we will interview all disabled applicants who meet the minimum criteria for a vacancy. We welcome applications from candidates who are seeking flexible working and from those who may not meet all the listed requirements for a role.

If you require further support or reasonable adjustments with regards to the recruitment process (for example, you require the application form in a different format), please contact the team.

Your application experience is important to us and we’re keen to adapt to make every interaction even better. We welcome feedback on our recruitment process and if you need more from us before deciding to join Jacobs then please let us know.

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