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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

During this programme, you’ll gain valuable insight into our services and strategic projects and we’ll help you to further develop your skills and knowledge so that you can succeed in your career. You’ll also join our graduate network and receive our continued support throughout.

We’re strong believers in continuous development here at Veolia and actively encourage and support everyone to keep going after you finish the programme.

What you'll be doing

  • Support the immediate and other teams in delivering Landfill operations, ensuring all staff, visitors and contractors follow site rules
  • Lead by example and support the wider management team to show, promote and acknowledge positive behaviours and develop a proactive safety culture
  • Support with the control of waste reception, acceptance and disposal operations
  • Ensure everyone on site is trained, inducted and monitored to ensure the correct standard of working
  • Ensure compliance with all aspects of the VMR, ISO and regulatory standards, Environmental Permits, Waste Acceptance, Discharge Consent and associated management
  • Agreed operational targets are achieved in respect of risk and assurance performance, all accidents, incidents and close calls are reported
  • Management of abnormal and emergency situations
  • Deliver consistently high levels of customer service and site administration including working knowledge of business applications
  • Act as an issuing authority for relevant Permits to Work
  • Build and maintain good relationships with neighbours, local councils, regulators (EA/HSE) and other internal and external stakeholders
  • Facilitate visits by regulatory authorities and assist with the organisation and management of stakeholder visits
  • Monitor activities to ensure roles are undertaken in accordance with expectations
  • Undertake personal development to enhance knowledge and skills

What we're looking for

  • Degree-level qualification in environmental sciences and engineering (to be achieved by Sept 2024) with an interest in management 
  • Excellent communication and written skills
  • Eager to learn and passionate
  • Creative problem-solving and a passion for trying new ideas

What we can offer you

  • 25 days of annual leave
  • Access to our company/people’s pension scheme
  • Discounts on everything from groceries to well-known retailers
  • 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
  • Ongoing training and development opportunities, allowing you to reach your full potential

What's next?

Before we can consider your application further, you'll need to complete a couple of short, gamified assessments. If you're successful following this, we’ll then invite you to one of our virtual assessment days and a site visit.

Apply today, so we can make a difference for generations to come.

We're proud to be listed in The Sunday Times Best Places to Work 2023, being named as a Top 10 Very Big Organisation and Highly Commended as a workplace for 55+.

This accolade further demonstrates our commitment to our people and our actions in creating an environment where everyone can be their true selves and enjoy working at Veolia.

We want to ensure that you feel supported throughout the application process and provide reasonable adjustments where necessary and requested. If you require any reasonable adjustments as part of your application and interview process please do not hesitate to let us know.