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Are you looking to start and develop a career as a Building Services Engineer with a multi awarding winning property and construction consultancy where you will be challenged daily working on exceptionally varied and diverse projects in a team atmosphere?

We are currently looking for a Graduate to join our Building Services Engineering team as part of our Evolve Graduate Programme at our Oxford office commencing in October 2024. Our Evolve Graduate Programme will kickstart your career in your chosen field, supporting your all-round development through a two-year structured programme before you progress along your chosen career pathway.

At Ridge and Partners, we offer client care and advice that very few, if any can match. The Building Services team fully embrace this philosophy by drawing on the vast amount of experience from across multiple sectors, designing, managing the installation, testing and commissioning new systems within existing and new buildings and infrastructure projects around the world.

Our projects include large residential, industrial, and commercial schemes with contract values over £30 million to smaller schemes and working for interesting clients including motor manufacturers, Schools/Universities, healthcare providers, contractors, developers etc.

Our graduate roles are real, genuine roles in our teams – you will play an important part in providing exceptional service to our clients and be exposed to a lot more client activity than you may be at the bigger consultancies. We want you to take pride in your work and feel valued for your contribution, so you can expect to be getting involved as soon as you are ready to do so.

Role and responsibilities

  • Assisting with the creation of specifications and schedules
  • Design drawing production
  • Site surveys and monitoring
  • Auditing contractor designs/proposals
  • Attending design workshops and client meetings
  • Liaising/co-ordinating with internal and external disciplines
  • Report writing
  • Producing asset registers

Your development is our priority, our role is to ensure you have the tools, skills and confidence to succeed in your career with us, so your first two years on programme offer the following development opportunities:


  • If you don’t have a related degree, and want to learn more about your discipline, we can support & fund you to start a degree apprenticeship in your discipline
  • Perhaps you want to move your degree to the next step and undertake a Masters, we can support & fund you with this too
  • If you do already have a related accredited degree, we’ll support you to gain your chartership, through our vast network of internal chartership champions and established guidance


  • A full variety of CPD opportunities, including webinars, short courses and masterclasses to enhance your skills in specific areas of focus
  • You’ll be allocated a mentor from our team, someone experienced and knowledgeable to act as your trusted advisor throughout your programme


  • You’ll get a tailored development plan with clearly mapped out personal growth opportunities, to strengthen your soft skills and leadership
  • You’ll become a STEM ambassador, giving you the confidence to speak to future generations about careers in our industry and represent us at all kinds of events
  • You’ll become part of our Future Talent Community, connecting everyone on our programmes into a safe, supportive and enjoyable space. You’ll have opportunities to formally network with each other, as well as building your own connections on a personal level.
  • You’ll have a buddy to support you with the day-to-day aspects of working at Ridge, someone who has trodden the same path and you’ll feel comfortable talking to about the little things!

Once you’ve completed your two-year programme, you’ll continue your development journey in your chosen discipline team, where you will be promoted from the programme to the next step in the pathway and progress along the career path for that area.

Experience and skills required

We place huge importance on people, and it is really key to us to find someone who reflects the values & culture of the business we are striving to become. We want to hear from you if:

  • An accredited Building Services degree or higher educational qualification (HNC/HND)
  • You are available to join us full time from 7th October 2024
  • You have the Right to Work in the UK, without requiring visa sponsorship
  • You are passionate about our industry – this is really important – we love what we do and see that the built environment plays a critical role in society, so we want people who feel the same, it’s what connects us!
  • You are curious, and eager to learn – the Expert pathway places you in amongst our team of existing experts, who you can learn so much from. They love sharing their knowledge, and are passionate about developing our future talent, so we want people who will make the most of this opportunity.

What’s in it for you?

Our people are our business – our vision is to be ever progressive, expanding our expertise and nurturing our talent through Quality, Innovation & Growth, to achieve our strategic outcomes:

  • Growth which fuels ideas and opportunity for all
  • Purposeful and meaningful work
  • Continual development and mentoring
  • Empowerment, inclusivity and respect
  • Happiness and enjoyment
  • Openness, honesty and integrity
  • Acting as one team

Your reward is focused on your total wellbeing, with a package to support all aspects of life. In addition to your salary, you can expect:

  • A permanent contract – our commitment to you is permanent
  • A healthy holiday balance of 25 days, plus bank holidays & the ability to buy / sell to suit you
  • 3 days a year to give your time to others, volunteering for great causes
  • An inclusive wellbeing offer:
    • Financial – Life Assurance, Pension Scheme (3% Employee, 6% Employer), Income Protection, Salary Sacrifice Car Scheme, flexible choice of Critical Illness Insurance
    • Physical – Private Medical Insurance, Doctor at Hand Private GP, Best Doctors, flexible choice of Dental Plan, Cycle to Work Scheme, GymFlex & Healthcare Cash Plan
    • Mental – Mental Health First Aiders, Help@Hand by Unum
  • A flexible approach to hybrid working, to suit both you & your team
  • Tailored career development – focused on professional, personal and technical