Central Alliance, a member of RSK Group, have a unique opportunity for a Graduate to join our Ground Investigation team, based in Wakefield, UK. This is an ideal opportunity for candidates looking to take on challenging projects and further their skills/interest, which has been acquired through their academic studies.

Central Alliance is an ever-expanding Ground Investigation contractor with a fleet of specialist drilling plant and equipment, operating in numerous varying sectors including construction, defence, rail, utilities and transport.


  • Supervision of Ground Investigations.
  • Logging of soil and rock in accordance with BS5930:2020.
  • Managing site works, dealing with suppliers and preparation of health and safety documentation.
  • Factual Report writing and data processing.
  • Assisting senior staff with project related duties.
  • Oversee department equipment - allocation, hire, servicing and repair.
  • Travel and attend meetings as required.
  • Client liaison.
  • Suitable candidates will be flexible with a willingness to work away from home.

About you

Essential Professional/Technical Skills & Qualifications

  • BSc degree level qualified in Geology or a related subject, essential.
  • Understanding of laboratory testing with working knowledge of geotechnical and environmental guidance, BS10175. 
  • Full valid UK driving license.

Personal skills

  • Conduct business in a professional manner at all times.
  • Flexible in approach to work – both with regard to working hours and working away from home.
  • Ability to work to deadlines & targets.
  • Ability to work in a team towards a mutual goal.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain a good working relationship with all external clients and employees.
  • Self-motivated with a positive attitude.
  • Candidates must be willing to spend a significant amount of their working day out on site and away from home.

Salary and benefits

  • £Commensurate with experience. 
  • Contributory Pension Scheme
  • A flexible benefits programme including the option to buy additional holidays and private health care.
  • Regular training and career development, (CPD).

The RSK Group are an equal opportunities employer.

About us

We are Central Alliance, a UK-based ground engineering technical services business providing site investigation, surveying, instrumentation, monitoring and technology-led solutions alongside innovative remedial techniques for slope stabilisation and dewatering. Our innovative support and solutions are provided to infrastructure organisations, asset owners, utility and energy companies, mining companies, government, consultants and construction projects both in the UK and worldwide.

The company’s ground investigation services include all aspects of drilling, in situ testing, monitoring, reporting and laboratory testing. We own and operate a full range of drilling rigs, encompassing multipurpose rotary, cable percussion, dynamic sampling and cone penetration testing rigs.

Some of Central Alliance’s clients include Network Rail, Aarsleff, National Highways, Rio Tinto, Associated British Ports, the Welsh Government, J. Murphy & Sons, AmcoGiffen, BAM and Morgan Sindall.

Central Alliance is part of the RSK Group, a leading integrated environmental, engineering, and technical services business providing dynamic, multidisciplinary services to a wide range of sectors. RSK was founded in 1989 and has grown considerably since then.  

At RSK, we operate as a group of businesses that work together seamlessly, aiming for growth through diversification. Our strategy helps us build a strong and resilient business, capable of weathering external challenges, while also providing greater value to our clients and more opportunities for our employees.   

Since the beginning, our philosophy has remained the same: employ, develop and reward talented individuals. People are crucial to our company, and we recognise that our success hinges on our colleagues' growth. We're committed to preserving RSK's people-first culture, promoting innovation, and fostering a supportive and caring environment for collaboration. At RSK, we want you to be part of our successes and help you reach your career aspirations. We take pride in offering employees fulfilling and challenging careers by promoting ongoing growth and empowering individuals to excel.  

We are committed to fostering an inclusive workplace that welcomes individuals from all backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. We firmly believe that embracing and celebrating the diversity in our workforce makes us a stronger and more innovative company.  

By providing workplace adjustments, we make it easier for people to confidently explore and pursue our career opportunities and recognise that flexibility is key to fostering a dynamic and thriving workplace. Many of our office-based positions benefit from a flexible working arrangement, allowing our team members to achieve a balance between professional and personal commitments.   

We actively encourage applications from candidates of all genders, races, ethnicities, ages, neurotypes, religions or beliefs, sexual orientations, and those with disabilities. 

If you're passionate about making a difference, join us as we work together to build a brighter, more equitable, and sustainable future for all. Do you have what it takes?