Graduate Opportunity

Social Value/Sustainability Graduate

Environmental Science/Sustainability.

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Tilbury Douglas Construction is a leading UK building, infrastructure, engineering and fit-out company. We deliver vital projects across a range of sectors including health, education, highways, justice, defence, aviation, water and environment.  We are headquartered in the UK and have a workforce of circa 1,200 highly experienced colleagues.

Why we love construction

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It is our people that make Tilbury Douglas Construction a success.  We believe that our inclusive culture encourages new ways of thinking, enabling us to innovate whilst maintaining our resilience. We value and celebrate all individual differences and look forward to receiving your application.

We offer a competitive salary attached to this role and a variety of company benefits also. 

Social Value/Sustainability Graduate 

Join us in building a better future… together and be part of a reputable leading UK building, infrastructure, engineering and fit out company. These are exciting times at Tilbury Douglas, so are you ready to develop your career and be part of a valued team?

Entry Requirements

  • Holds a degree in Environmental Science (or derivative of) with a 2:2 classification or expected to achieve on graduation in 2023 (essential)
  • Holds a full UK driving licence or will hold a full UK driving licence by August 2023 (desirable)

What you can bring

  • Passion and enthusiasm for community engagement and corporate social responsibility
  • Strong organisation and co-ordination skills 
  • Strong IT skills with ability to learn new software packages easily
  • Diligent with a strong commitment to continually raising the profile and reputation of the company.
  • Knowledge of effective communication methods appropriate to the task
  • Ability to liaise with internal and external customers, regulators and the general public
  • Would be desirable to have knowledge of the local area and community groups.
  • Proficient in the use of Social Media.
  • Ability to write clear and precise reports and to relate complex information simply to a diverse range of people
  • Ability to work in a multi-functional and dynamic team environment assisting with the smooth running of a variety of projects   
  • Self-motivated with the enthusiasm to learn and develop
  • Ability to take responsibility and be accountable 
  • Attention to detail with the ability to meet deadlines
  • Practical and logical qualities with a methodical way of thinking
  • Creative and innovative approach to problem-solving

What you’ll be doing:

  • Support with the delivery and reporting of Social Value company and contractual commitments.
  • Liaise and support site staff and supply chain on their Social Value objectives.
  • Producing and delivering of SV plans.
  • Support the monitoring of project SV performance with a focus on meeting our commitments.
  • Attend and support functions and events, including those held on evenings & weekends (if required).
  • Assist and support in coordinating a structured programme of communications, PR and media relations promoting Tilbury
  • Douglas and its services to the identified key target audiences.
  • Collation, analysis and reporting of data.
  • Produce project case studies
  • Ensure we leave a positive legacy within the communities we work.

Our Graduate Programme

Our two-year Graduate development programme will be tailored to provide you with the technical skills required to fulfil your role.  We will give you responsibility in your role and as you develop you will be given the opportunity to manage customers, colleagues and staff.

The programme will also offer a rotation scheme in your first year, whereby you will undertake placements within other functions (e.g. work winning, design, commercial, technical, buying - depending on your role) which will provide you with experience across our business and in various functions. 

A key theme across our programme is your engagement with communities outside of your day-to-day working environment. While working on sites you will host visits from local schools, colleges, universities and communities. We also need you to support our work with careers events at local schools and colleges.

What we can offer you

  • £28,500 starting salary plus £4,250 car allowance per annum
  • 12 months placement on live construction projects
  • Support from our professionally qualified team to coach and mentor you, providing you with quality site experience
  • Opportunity to be sponsored by Tilbury Douglas for your final year at university and join us as a graduate on completion of your degree
  • 26 days' annual leave (with the opportunity to buy or sell up to 3 days holiday)
  • Private medical insurance for yourself (with the option to buy family cover)
  • Life Assurance
  • Company pension scheme matched up to 8%
  • 2 days' volunteering opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Perks at Work Employee discount scheme offering discounts on a range of categories such as electronics, home appliances, food & groceries, car buying, travel, fitness and more
  • Flexible Benefits scheme which includes the opportunity to purchase benefits such as:
  • Critical illness insurance (with option to purchase for your partner)
  • Dental Insurance
  • Travel insurance
  • Bike to work scheme
  • Retail vouchers/payroll giving/activity pass for top leisure attraction

How do I apply?

Click Apply Now on Gradcracker to register your details and start your application journey!

Our deadline for applications is Tuesday 31st January 2023. As our placement opportunities are incredibly popular to avoid disappointment please get your application in as soon as possible. You will need to answer some questions so we can find out more about you and what you can bring and upload your current CV. If you successfully meet the criteria, you will be invited to the next stage of the recruitment process which will involve some online tests. The final stage of the recruitment process will be an interview with our hiring managers at a regional office. 

Please note: To be considered for this role you must have the full and unrestricted right to work in the UK upon graduation.

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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: January 31st, 2023
  • Starting Salary: £26,500 + benefits
  • 2:2 and above
  • London
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Environmental Science
  • Sustainability

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