2024 Graduate Development Programme (UK) - Acoustics

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DEADLINE 12th April 2024
United Kingdom

What if you could embrace your curiosity in a culture that celebrates different perspectives?

With us, you can

In today’s world it’s important to work for a company that has clear purpose, giving back to communities and supporting what is truly important in the world.

When considering a career move its vital to work for a business that is aligned to your values and goals, a place where you can belong. See what WSP stands for in 2024 and beyond…

We are a leading global engineering and professional services firm committed to creating a sustainable future for our communities and the environment. We value our people and our reputation. Having a diverse and robust workforce enables us to look for answers, not problems, and we pride ourselves on offering clients clever, imaginative, future-facing solutions. We believe in the power of effective communication, and we encourage you to participate and contribute to the success of our projects and initiatives.

Join us at WSP, not just to build a career, but to sculpt a legacy, champion growth, and thrive within a community that values your potential. The journey starts here, and the possibilities are endless.

Your new role, what's involved?

The WSP acoustics team is amongst the largest and most well respected in the UK. We are regular recipients of industry awards and our leading experts regularly present at conferences and produce cutting edge research papers and guidance documents.

The WSP Acoustics team were highly commended for the 2022 ANC Award for Environmental Noise, and the winners of the 2020 ANC Award for Vibration Control and Prediction. The judges praised the creative and innovative approach to using Findwave to give the client the information they needed to proceed with a time critical project, with good collaboration demonstrated throughout.

We are proud of our wide-ranging knowledge and expertise covering environmental acoustics, building acoustics and complex vibration assessments. The team pride themselves on the integrated support offered by working alongside our in-house environmental and sustainability specialists, as well as our structural and mechanical engineers, to deliver commercially balanced, innovative and integrated solutions.

Equally important to us is nurturing an inclusive team with a true family-feel, which is supportive of your technical progression and personal and professional development. Being an integral part of a multi-disciplinary and global organisation, will provide excellent opportunities for you to flourish within a team of motivated individuals. This includes acoustics-led training as well as mentoring and professional support for those wanting to achieve chartership.

“Working in the WSP Acoustics team for the last six years has allowed me to realise my goals and ambitions. The team are really friendly and helpful, supporting me towards achieving chartership as well as my ongoing professional and personal development.” – WSP Senior Acoustic Consultant, IEng MIOA .

We'd love to hear from you if you have

You will be graduating in 2024 or have recently graduated with at least a 2:2 in a master’s or bachelor’s degree in either of the following; Acoustics Engineering, Music Technology or Sound Engineering:

  • You'll be looking to start work in either April or September 2024. Please check our website for further information regarding degree backgrounds considered.
  • You’ll ideally have less than 15 months relevant experience
  • You’ll want to stretch and inspire us, sharing new ideas you have
  • You’ll have strong interpersonal skills
  • You’ll have the ability to work effectively in a team, collaborating with colleagues and adapting to dynamic project environments.
  • You’ll have the ability to manage your own time and plan your workload effectively.

Please be aware behavioural assessment results at WSP are valid for a period of 12 months, if you have completed an assessment within this timeframe and been unsuccessful, we will not be able to consider your application.

Early applications are recommended, and we reserve the right to close this vacancy prior to the advertised closing date.

All in a day’s work

Our Graduates told us the best part of being on the Graduate Development Programme is the support for their own personal development and large network available to them.

They also told us they had the chance to work on a wide variety of projects enabling them to work closely with other disciplines, and allowing them to gain a better understanding of their role on projects and how this enhances the schemes they are involved in. As well the large pool of technical experts to guide them throughout their journey.

Naturally, there is a lot to learn, however, the support network available, assists and encourages our early career professionals and offers a wide range of activities. Including social events and many opportunities to assist with team building outside of the work environment.

What's in it for you?

At WSP, we care about individuals and their progress, and we are committed to your continuous growth and development. Through our comprehensive professional development programme, you will have the opportunity to work towards chartership and unlock your full potential as an industry professional.

We have established relationships with professional institutions including ICE, IStructE, IET, CIBSE, CIHT, CILT, IMechE, IChemE, CIWEM, RICS, RTPI, SocEnv & APM. You will have the opportunity to select a technical mentor to help you on your journey, and to reward you for your efforts, (when you reach certain professional milestones, you’ll even get a bonus as a thank you and well done for your hard work). We are also able to support professional development with many other approved professional institutions that may not be included in this list.

The programme is a blended learning experience and includes cohort events, core behavioural training modules, professional registration mentoring and on-the-job experience. The structured training programme includes but is not limited to training in:

Project Management, Team specific technical skills, Client and Customer Care, Collaborative working. Commercial Concepts, Career Development…and lots more!

Our unique Professional Growth Network (PGN) is a networking group run by early career professionals for early career professionals. It helps to grow your network of contacts across the business as well as providing you with opportunities for extra experience and to support you in achieving chartered status or other professional accreditations.

Apply now and be the future of WSP!

Work-life balance?

WSP recognises that work is only one part of your life and making time for other things is important – whether that’s for your families, friends, or yourself.

Our hybrid working policy allows the flexibility to work from the comfort of your own home as well as collaborating in our contemporary offices across the UK.

Inclusivity & Diversity?

We want our people to achieve rewarding careers, bringing their whole selves to work. We celebrate integrity and treat people with respect, supporting each other and embracing diversity to create a culture of inclusion and belonging at WSP.

Our employee resource groups VIBE (LGBTQ+ employees), CREED (Championing Racial Equality and Ethnic Diversity) and our Gender Balance Group, in tandem with WSP’s Neurodiverse Community Group, WSP Connect Group (visible and non-visible disabilities) help us promote the right environment for you to reach your full potential.

Health & Wellbeing?

We are committed to supporting our people, giving you the tools to make improvements to your health and wellbeing through our Thrive programme.

We have an Employee Assist Programme, Med24, which gives you and your family unrestricted telephone access to an NHS doctor where you can call day or night or have a face-to-face video consultation.

Flex your time?

For improved work life balance, WSP offers the “WSP Hour” which enables you to take one hour per day to do as you wish and make up the time earlier or later that day. You also have the option to flex your bank holiday entitlement to suit you.

Please note WSP reserves the right to close the vacancy before the advertised closing date.

#WeAreWSP

Here at WSP we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy or maternity/paternity. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria, please let us know if you require any workplace adjustments in support of your application.

DEADLINE 12th April 2024