Infrastructure Sector Guide
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  • The infrastructure industry combines function and form to develop innovative solutions that shape the world around us and make a meaningful difference to people’s lives. It is responsible for vital assets such as roads, railways, electricity networks, water systems, and health and education facilities.
  • Over the past few years, matters like low carbon energy, digital technology, growth of cities, tackling floods and cutting waste have all been focal points for development in the UK.
  • Because infrastructure has an impact on so many elements of day-to-day life, there are countless opportunities in this sector.
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Built Environment – Civil Engineering
Sponsored by WSP
  • WSP is one of the world’s leading engineering consultancy firms. It oversees entire infrastructure projects across the built environment.
  • Its team of technical experts and strategic advisors – from engineers, to scientists, to environmental specialists – aims to deliver exceptional and sustainable solutions for clients.
  • It has been involved in a number of high-profile UK projects, such as the Shard, Manchester Metrolink and Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
  • WSP’s team engineers projects that will help societies grow for lifetimes to come.

WSP Hub on Gradcracker

Students and graduates at WSP have a strong dedication to improving the world around them through their chosen specialism. During a GC Webinar, which you can watch on WSP’s hub, we spoke to some of WSP’s team to get an exclusive insight into their opportunities.

Stimulating projects

On their ‘Our Projects’ page, you can take a look at some of WSP’s impressive projects from around the world – in locations such as London and New York.

Passionate colleagues

If you want to find out more about what your role will be at WSP, then head to their ‘Early Career’ page. This describes the types of opportunities you can be involved in – from site visits, to diversity initiatives.

As a graduate, you will receive two years of training and development, with support from your career mentor and access to WSP university courses.

If you want to do meaningful work in your community, and have an impact on societies of the future, start your career with WSP.

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Civil Engineering
Sponsored by Kier Group
  • Kier is a leading UK construction and infrastructure services company.
  • At the core of Kier’s services is technical excellence – utilising the latest building methods, innovations and technology to ensure best value for its clients.
  • In 2020, Kier launched its sustainability framework, Building for a Sustainable World, which focuses on two key components – environmental sustainability and social sustainability.
  • The company operates across a range of sectors including defence, education, housing, industrials, power, transport and utilities.

Kier Group Hub on Gradcracker

Whether you’re still at university or have already graduated, Kier has a best-in-industry career programme for you! Their Gradcracker hub is the perfect place to view all their roles, and learn more about what working there involves.

Get your career off to a flying start

On Kier’s hub, you can find out all about their Graduate Development Programme, including what Kier looks for in prospective graduates, what the programme involves, and how you’ll be given all the tools you need to become a future Kier leader.

Building for a sustainable world

If you’re interested in Kier’s projects, take a look at their ‘Case Studies’ page. Here, you can find out what role Kier has played in some of its most exciting projects – and discover what you could be involved in as a part of Kier’s team.

So, if you want to build a career in the construction industry, join Kier.

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Construction – Consultancy
Sponsored by Mace Group
  • Mace is a global consultancy and construction company.
  • Its experts are shaping the built environment, helping to lead the way to a more connected, resilient, and sustainable world.
  • Mace is a £1.97bn company, with over 6,000 employees.
  • It operates from five global hubs in Europe, Middle East and North Africa, the Americas, Sub-Saharan Africa, and Asia Pacific.
  • It has delivered iconic projects in the UK such as the Shard, the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and the Emirates Airline.

Mace Group Hub on Gradcracker

On Mace’s Gradcracker hub, you can find out all about their opportunities, including insight weeks, summer and industrial placements, and a graduate programme which enables you to specialise in one of 15 discipline areas.

Dream big

Mace has been at the heart of some well-renowned and impressive projects – from the London Eye, one of the tallest Ferris wheels in the world, to the nation’s favourite street, Coronation Street. Visit their ‘Projects’ page to find out more.

Realise your ambitions

If you’re keen to impress recruiters at Mace, why not read some of the company’s recent blogs? Find out how Mace achieved its ambition to be a net zero carbon business and discover their tips on how to produce a successful application.

At Mace you will deepen your knowledge, expand your skills, see the world, and get to work with inspiring people. Whatever your passion, Mace has an opportunity that will bring out the best in you.

Step into your career with Mace.

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Construction & Infrastructure
Sponsored by Kier Group
  • Kier is a leading UK construction and infrastructure services company.
  • At the core of Kier’s services is technical excellence – utilising the latest building methods, innovations and technology to ensure best value for its clients.
  • In 2020, Kier launched its sustainability framework, Building for a Sustainable World, which focuses on two key components – environmental sustainability and social sustainability.
  • The company operates across a range of sectors including defence, education, housing, industrials, power, transport and utilities.

Kier Group Hub on Gradcracker

Whether you’re still at university or have already graduated, Kier has a best-in-industry career programme for you! Their Gradcracker hub is the perfect place to view all their roles, and learn more about what working there involves.

Get your career off to a flying start

On Kier’s hub, you can find out all about their Graduate Development Programme, including what Kier looks for in prospective graduates, what the programme involves, and how you’ll be given all the tools you need to become a future Kier leader.

Building for a sustainable world

If you’re interested in Kier’s projects, take a look at their ‘Case Studies’ page. Here, you can find out what role Kier has played in some of its most exciting projects – and discover what you could be involved in as a part of Kier’s team.

So, if you want to build a career in the construction industry, join Kier.

Visit the Kier Group Hub
Design, Engineering & Consultancy
Sponsored by Arcadis
  • Arcadis is a leading design and engineering consultancy for natural and built assets.
  • Arcadis people work on some of the most challenging construction, infrastructure and environmental projects, helping to transform spaces and improve quality of life.
  • A global brand, Arcadis operates in over 70 countries.
  • Its employees work in a diverse range of market sectors including Power and Energy, Water and Utilities, Natural Resources, and Cities.
  • Arcadis is looking for STEM students and graduates to help design a world for the next generation.

Arcadis Hub on Gradcracker

You can find out more about the types of projects you will be working on at Arcadis by visiting the company’s Gradcracker hub. take a look at some of their most impressive developments – notably the Burj Khalifa and downtown district in Dubai.

Dare to shape the future

Arcadis has come up with ten reasons as to why you should join them. Whether you’re looking to ‘Learn on the job’, ‘Make vital connections’ or ‘See the world’, the company has an opportunity to suit virtually everyone – find these under the ‘Why Work With Us?’ tab.

Attracting the best and the brightest

On their hub, you can view a step-by-step guide to the company’s application process – from application and CV submission all the way to the final interview. You can also find out what skills and talent Arcadis is looking for.

Arcadis offers a creative environment, challenging but rewarding opportunities, and comprehensive benefits. If you’re passionate about improving environments and communities, join Arcadis.

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Electrical Engineering
Sponsored by Mott MacDonald
  • Mott MacDonald is a global engineering, management and development consultancy.
  • Its electrical engineers design, develop and maintain electrical control systems – focusing on quality, reliability, safety and sustainability – and work across a wide range of sectors.
  • One of the largest employee-owned companies in the world, Mott MacDonald can choose what work it takes on, and what issues it focuses on. This gives its world-class team of engineers, and project and programme managers, the freedom to turn some of the planet’s most challenging obstacles into sustainable solutions.

Mott MacDonald Hub on Gradcracker

Gradcracker visited Mott MacDonald’s head office in London to gain an exclusive insight into what it would be like to work there. On the company’s Gradcracker hub, you can listen to discussions with Mott MacDonald’s recruiters, as well as its graduates and interns.

Enhance your skills

Before applying to Mott MacDonald, you might want to read their ‘Hints & Tips’, which guide you through the application stages. On this page, you can find out about their online assessment process and discover the key to a successful job interview.

Make a lasting difference

You can also uncover answers to a range of frequently asked questions. There are FAQs for both placement students and graduates, covering topics such as eligibility and international candidates.

All you need to accelerate your future is a relevant degree and a passion for working in your chosen field. So, to meet your career ambitions – and beyond – join Mott MacDonald.

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Engineering – Design
Sponsored by AECOM
  • AECOM is the world’s premier infrastructure consulting firm, delivering professional services throughout the project life cycle.
  • The company’s projects span transportation, buildings, water, energy and the environment, in both the public and private sector.
  • AECOM pioneers groundbreaking solutions such as the world’s longest cable-stayed bridge, the largest greenfield port development mega project, and the tallest tower in the Western Hemisphere.
  • AECOM has offices across the globe and employs 47,000 people worldwide.

AECOM Hub on Gradcracker

On AECOM’s Gradcracker hub, you can discover the company’s diverse range of projects – from the award-winning $60 million Roseisle Distillery, which is one of the largest malt whisky distilleries in Scotland, to BBC Broadcasting House in London.

Delivering a better world

Visiting their hub is also a great way to find out more about AECOM’s work around the world. And you can hear what AECOM graduates from a range of different business areas have to say about life at the company and what they enjoy the most.

Ready to make a difference?

If you’re thinking about applying to AECOM’s Graduate Development Programme, their hub has lots of useful information for you. Here, you can discover what the company looks for in prospective graduates, what the assessment process involves and what their top tips are for candidates. You can also find out about the great benefits on offer.

So, if you have your eye on the future and want to make a difference, join AECOM and make AMAZING happen.

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Engineering, Environment & Design
Sponsored by Stantec
  • Communities are fundamental. Whether around the corner or across the globe, they provide a foundation, and a sense of place and belonging. That’s why Stantec always designs with community in mind.
  • The Stantec community unites around 22,000 employees in over 350 locations globally, with more than 1,700 in the UK. Stantec people plan, design, deliver and manage development and infrastructure to support sustainable, healthy and prosperous communities.
  • Graduates are an important part of Stantec’s global community. They are supported in learning the foundation of engineering and consulting, and in developing as future leaders and innovators.

Stantec Hub on Gradcracker

Visit Stantec’s Gradcracker hub to discover why you should join them – from designing your own career, to making a difference in your community, to building global relationships.

Learn from colleagues all over the world

On Stantec’s hub, find out about their professional development programme and how they support graduates in Civil, Electrical, Mechanical, Process, Structural, and Water Engineering; Project Management; Environmental Science and more.

Their Developing Professionals Group combines the energy and innovative minds of students and graduates with the experience of leadership. Visit their ‘Our People’ page to find out what employees say about life at Stantec.

A culture of living well

The focus at Stantec is on well-being, with opportunities to ‘Live Well, Save Well and Spend Well’ in their competitive benefits plans. See their ‘Benefits’ page to find out more.

To become a future leader and innovator, start your career at Stantec.

Visit the Stantec Hub
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