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When you see the world as we do, you see the chance to help the world take better care of its resources, and help it become a better place for everyone.

Through our graduate scheme, you’ll help us to achieve our purpose of Ecological Transformation and build a career we can be proud of. No matter what role you have, when you join us you can play a key role in achieving our vision, and we can make yours happen too.

We know that everyone here at Veolia can help us work alongside our communities, look after the environment in small and big ways, and contribute towards our inclusive culture.

Graduate programme

This will be a 2-year programme providing you with valuable exposure and insight into Veolia services and strategic Veolia projects.

As part of the Graduate Development Programme, you will go through a structured development programme, undertaking leadership, management, soft skills and safety modules with your graduate cohort.

Candidate shortlisting will take place w/c 6th May 2024 and assessment days will take place between w/c 13th May 2024.

What will you be doing?

  • Support the development of energy generation and distribution solutions that meet our customer requirements for sustainability, resilience and innovation.
  • Act as technical support in servicing existing operational contracts, as well as developing new proposals and business development opportunities.
  • Develop support and learn to challenge relationships with contractors for contract scope, costs, timeline and safety track records for work package proposals.
  • Help the team to identify and manage project risks, including appropriate escalation. --
  • Support the preparation of project brief and production of proposals for construction works, including accurate costing models and price estimations.
  • Ensure effective and regular reporting of progress to stakeholders, including escalation of issues.

What are we looking for?

  • Degree level qualification in Mechanical Engineering, Building Services, Low Carbon, Power and Heat Technologies or Renewables (a minimum of 2:2 to be achieved by Sept 2024)
  • Theoretical understanding of the energy industry and market
  • Theoretical understanding of thermal processes, including steam, hot water, heat exchanger, hydraulics and pressure losses
  • Able to articulate a good understanding of design concepts and project management
  • A base understanding of costing models and an enthusiasm to develop commercial acumen
  • A creative, solution-oriented thinker with excellent communication skills
  • Full UK Driving Licence


As a part of your online application, you will need to complete gamified assessment challenges before we can consider your application for this position. We promise it's not one of those boring assessments!

If you are successful at the application stage, we’ll invite you to attend a virtual assessment day.

What we can offer you

  • 25 days of annual leave
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities, allowing you to reach your full potential
  • Access to our company pension scheme and life assurance
  • One paid days leave every year to volunteer and support your community
  • Access to a range of resources to support your physical, mental and financial health; so you can lean on us whenever you need to
  • 24-hour access to a virtual GP, 365 days a year, for you and family members in your household
  • Discounts on everything from groceries to well-known retailers

Our promise to you

We know that a genuinely good role goes both ways. So alongside your salary or hourly pay, you’ll get 25 days of holiday plus an extensive benefits package, which includes our market-leading pension and share scheme, and a range of employee discounts. Also to help you further, we provide mental health and financial support, so you can lean on us whenever you need to.

Apply today, so we can make a difference for generations to come. Please note that if a high number of quality applications are received, this vacancy may close early. To avoid disappointment, please apply with plenty of time before the stated advert closing date.

Here at Veolia, we’re proud to be known as an equal opportunities employer. We know how important it is to be fully committed to building and maintaining a diverse and inclusive place to work for every one of our colleagues. So no matter their age, gender, gender expression, disability, race, ethnicity, religion, belief, sexuality or veteran status, every applicant who meets the minimum requirements will be considered fully.