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Project Management Graduate Scheme


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As a Graduate Project Manager on our prestigious 3-year programme you will help to support and deliver the on a variety of multidisciplinary projects across a range of challenging and exciting projects in the UK and internationally. We operate across a range of markets including Cities & Development, Energy, Environment & Geoscience, Transportation and Water, and work with clients in Education, central and local government, commercial property and heritage.

We strive to build strong relationships by understanding the challenges our clients face, sharing their vision and helping them transform potential into reality. Our core suite of digital platforms and tools underpin our service delivery model and through innovation, standardisation and automation, we maximise efficiencies for our clients to save time and money. Our cutting-edge independent advice and support enables our clients to turn bold ideas into reality and deliver their most important projects and programmes.

Whether designing iconic buildings or maintaining property portfolios, our pride and passion is in offering intelligent, sustainable solutions and unrivalled expertise. We design with people in mind. And we’ve designed our graduate opportunities to provide you with unique experiences as you play your part in all kinds of challenging projects. We offer an intensive training package tailored to your individual needs, you will define this with your mentor to take you from Graduate to Chartered Professional.

Bright sparks. Ingenious solutions. We’re one of the most respected consultancies in the world. With the Atkins and Faithful+Gould Graduate Development Programme, you’re in great company.

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Where could I work?


Locations: Bristol, Birmingham, Oxford, Warrington, Manchester, Tunbridge Wells, Cardiff, Exeter, Leeds, Edinburgh, Epsom, London or Stockton.

Degree requirements: Obtained or working towards 2.2 degree or above in project management or a degree in any subject for those who can demonstrate commercial or technical acumen. We’ll sponsor your MSc on a day release basis if you don’t have a degree in a relevant subject.

Working as a Project Manager you will form an integral part of our established team of project and Programme Management practitioners and will be supported in all aspects of your career development. Our Project Managers are involved in some of the world’s most prestigious and complex projects, requiring meticulous planning to ensure successful delivery to our clients and stakeholders. You will work in a wide variety of industry sectors and will develop your skills on a multitude of projects, learning from some of the best professionals in the world. You will be developing your confidence, building upon your communication and problem-solving skills as well as honing your management abilities.

As a Graduate Project Manager in Faithful+Gould, you’ll:

  • Be working directly with clients to achieve their goals, this may include assisting clients in developing the strategy for their project or programme.
  • Managing multidisciplinary project teams to turn ideas into tangible designs
  • Managing projects onsite to help turn concepts into reality. This will require spending time in F+G’s offices, the client’s office or the client’s site.

In joining F+G’s Project Management team, you will not only be gaining the knowledge and experience to pass your Chartership, but you will be joining one of the world’s leading project management providers. Our training will help you solve real-life problems from day one and develop industry skills that are highly sought after.

  • Our 3-year flexible graduate scheme promises to give you the support you need to develop your technical, commercial and consultancy skills. What defines Faithful+Gould is the unrivalled amount of support by your assigned supervisor and buddy during APC workshops, monthly Q&A, training and mocks.
  • Professional development which will be discussed throughout GDP, supporting you in becoming a well-rounded consultant and encouraging you to obtain your APC by offering you a wide variety of work and projects in order to gain experiencer required to achieve this. We also offer core learning modules to develop your softer skills such as technical writing and presentation skills to enable to you complete your day to day role.
  • APC coaching, professional training and industry exposure with a high-level clients and variety of projects
  • This year we have had exceptional UK APC results exceeding the national average by 15% with a combined pass rate of 80% which shows our dedication and commitment to training and L&D.


Locations: Birmingham or London

Degree requirements; Achieved or on track to achieve a bachelor’s (2.1 or above) or masters (2.2 or above) in Construction Project Management, Project Management, Physics, Maths, Data Science or any Engineering degree.

Our innovative project management team ensure our transportation projects run smoothly. You’ll take care of everything from design, contracts and budgets, to purchasing and on-site construction. It’s a big job. But you’ll enjoy bringing everyone and everything together to deliver some of the largest and most interesting engineering projects in the transportation industry. You will also have opportunities to run small projects by yourself and ensure they are delivered on time and on budget. There’s an array of chances for you to develop your skillset, build up your experience and grow an impressive portfolio.

Transportation is involved in some of the most interesting design and engineering projects in the rail industry. Providing an opportunity to work alongside some of the industry’s leading engineers and gain experience of being part of the project teams behind some of the Rail industry’s major infrastructure projects. East West Rail, HS2 and M4 CANs are all projects that you could working on.

As a Graduate Project Manager in Transportation, you’ll:

  • Share project information with stakeholders
  • Develop and maintain project deliverables under the direction of the Project Director and Project Managers to secure and measure progress.
  • Collect and input data in to project trackers and databases
  • Attend Project Meetings
  • Project cost analysis, monitoring cost and assessing earned value
  • Assisting in the preparation of Project Management and Commercial Reports for the Senior Management Team
  • Assisting in Work Package Management processes
  • Work towards APM Chartership status.

Nuclear and Power

Location: Whitehaven

Degree requirements; a minimum 2.2 Masters/MEng degree in an engineering, commercial, science or project management related subject.

We are the team that engineer, deliver, manage and decommission nuclear facilities worldwide, using the latest technology solutions to ensure the lights stay on and the world remains a safe place.

As a Graduate Project Manager in Nuclear and Power, you’ll:

  • Be responsible for the delivery of projects to time, cost and quality primarily in the nuclear sector.
  • Interface with internal clients such as the engineering teams and project support functions.
  • Engage with external stakeholders such as client organisations, our delivery partners and our supply chains.
  • Gain an understanding of and complying with our company processes and procedures.
  • Monitor project performance and reporting of that to both internal management and client organisations using tools such as earned value management.
  • You could also be tasked with leading and coordinating high quality, industry-leading bids. Some examples of clients you could be working for include Urenco UK, Sellafield Ltd and various nuclear new build organisations.

What are we looking for?

  • Passion and understanding for working in a consultancy environment, with the ability to work with clients and internal stakeholders.
  • Drive to achieve Chartered status or become RICS accredited
  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills, with the confidence to work on your own initiative or as part of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Ability to apply your technical knowledge to analyse problems and create innovative solutions
  • An interest in developing digital and technology-based solutions
  • A flexible approach to travel as our projects and training may take you to a variety of locations in the UK and possibly abroad.

How do I apply?

Please click the apply button now to start your application journey! As an equal opportunities employer we value applications from candidates of all backgrounds, cultures and abilities.

We want you to perform at your best at each stage of our recruitment process and can make adjustments to ensure this. So, whether you consider yourself to have a disability or not, or would simply like to know how we can support you better, please contact us confidentially on 0121 483 5089 or

Some of our programmes are incredibly popular, to avoid disappointment (where some roles may close earlier) we recommend you apply as soon as possible.

NB: This role may require security clearance and offers of employment will be dependent on obtaining the relevant level of clearance. If this is necessary, it will be discussed with you at interview. If applying to this role please do not make reference to (in conversation) or include in your application or CV, details of any current or previously held security clearance.


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Opportunity Overview

  • January 31st, 2020
  • Competitive + benefits
  • 2:2 and above
  • Bristol, Birmingham, Oxford, Manchester, Tunbridge Wells (Kent), Cardiff, Exeter, Leeds, Edinburgh, Epsom (Surrey), London, Stockton (County Durham) and White Haven (Cumbria)
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Disciplines accepted...

  • All STEM disciplines

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