Accelerated 2-Year Graduate Programme

Electrical, Systems, Energy, Renewables.

Who is Mitie?

Mitie is the UK’s leading facilities management company, working to deliver the exceptional, every day. They offer a range of core and specialist services to over 3,000 customers, ranging from security and cleaning to decarbonisation and energy consultancy.

Welcome to Mitie
We are the UK’s leading facilities management and professional services company.

Mitie are proud to be recognised as number 6 on the UK Top 50 inclusive companies list, with their Equality, Diversity and Inclusion networks making them a more inclusive place where everyone can show up as their true selves. They also ensure all employees have access to their learning platform - offering hundreds of courses to empower their people to drive their own personal development journey.

There are five core values that shape Mitie:

  • We are one Mitie.
  • We are built on integrity and trust.
  • We go the extra mile.
  • Our diversity makes us stronger.
  • Our customers' business, is our business.

Mitie are committed to decarbonisation with their Plan Zero Agenda and their 2-year accelerated programme will allow you to fast track your career to become decarbonisation leaders of the future! You will have the opportunity to rotate across different business units, from G2 Energy or Rock Power to Custom Solar and Consulting - allowing you to upskill and immerse yourself in an expanding industry.

What is the opportunity?

This 2-year early career development programme will provide you with exposure to three key Disciplines within Mitie: Design, Engineering and Project Management. Within these disciplines, you will rotate across the following four business areas throughout the programme:

G2 Energy

G2 Energy specialise in the design and construction of Balance of Plant Infrastructure and grid connections for various projects across a number of sectors. These projects vary from small scale grid connections at 33kV to large infrastructure projects up to 400kV within renewable energy generations such as wind turbine farms, solar PV and battery storage (BESS) projects.

With ambitious UK’s government target of achieving net zero, utilising renewable energy and energy storage, this is a fantastic opportunity for graduate electrical and civil engineers to gain exposure to major grid connections through small- and large-scale projects within the renewable energy sector. You will play a fundamental role in assisting and providing technical input on a variety of studies for distribution and transmission networks, renewable energy and grid integration.

Custom Solar

Custom Solar are at the cutting edge of the renewable industry, developing and installing projects for the most recognisable brands, authorities and government departments. They installed the UK’s largest roof-top solar installation at the Port of Hull in 2020 and are currently developing the largest solar carpark canopy at Lakeside North Harbour in Portsmouth.

This is a fantastic opportunity for graduate engineers to get immediate exposure to some of the UK’s largest solar projects from conceptual stage to final delivery. You will also have exposure to various other functions including commercial, finance and construction, enabling you to upskill into an expanding industry.

Rock Power

Rock Power specialise in the design and build of new and upgraded electrical infrastructure solutions for business, industry, commercial properties and EV charging.  They also offer a full-range of electrical engineering services directly to Distribution Network Operators (DNOs) and Independent Distribution Network Operators (IDNOs) and their major subcontractors on sites up to 132kV. 

This role will be responsible for the development of design drawings to support all stages of electrical connection projects, including initial layouts, tendering, construction drawings and as-laids.  This is a great opportunity for a candidate with CAD skills and entry-level electrical knowledge looking to progress through a career in High Voltage electrical design for new connections. Alternatively, this could be a field-based technician looking to transition into a new career.


With over 20 years of experience, JCA follows a pragmatic, holistic approach to the built environment life cycle – from assessment, planning and design, to construction and maintenance. Their end-to-end approach to project delivery, combined with longstanding industry relationships across commercial, data centres, education, government, healthcare, science and tech, enhances the capabilities we bring to your project.

Within JCA, there are a series of learning modules where you will gain an insight into JCA projects, from an overview of the precontracts team, to the Contract Handover Procedures and Commercial controls including financial management, risk management and resourcing control.


Mitie have a 250-strong team of decarbonisation and sustainability advisors that support clients with the development of a decarbonisation strategy to streamline their net zero transition. This is a fantastic opportunity to play a key role in advising clients on decarbonisation plans.

Who can apply?

As you will be rotating across different business areas, Mitie will be expecting candidates to demonstrate a range of skillsets. Some general requirements across all business area include:

  • Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in an engineering subject, ideally Electrical or Engineering Power Systems, or other technical disciplines.
  • Possess a solid understanding of power system theory and an understanding of transmission and distribution grids (LV to 400 KV) in the UK.
  • Good and clear communication skills, providing you with the ability to communicate clearly with Project Managers or clients while also allowing for creation of clear written reports.
  • Excellent organisation skills and comfortable delivering complex tasks to tight deadlines.
  • Interpersonal skills, including the confidence to seek help from colleagues to ensure your projects are delivered on time.
  • Strong IT and Microsoft skills.
  • A driving license is preferable, but not essential.
  • VISA sponsorship is not offered for this opportunity so you must have full unrestricted right to work in the UK.

Why should you apply?

  • The rotational structure of this accelerated two-year programme will provide you fast track exposure to de-carbon practices unlike any other UK company! 
  • Career Development – Mitie offer a diverse variety of training and development avenues via a wide selection of learning resources to suit you.
  • You will have access to mentoring and a support system helping you progress.
  • 25 days' annual leave plus bank holidays, with an option to buy or sell up to 5 days per year
  • Pension Scheme with up to 5% employer contribution
  • Private Health Care and Life Assurance with a minimum payout of 2x salary
  • Many more great benefits including Enhanced Company Sick Pay, Flexible Lifestyle Benefits such as dental cover, Cycle to Work Scheme, Employee Assistance Programme and more!

The Recruitment Process 

If successful with the initial CV screening process, you will be invited to a 15-minute telephone interview with a member of the Sanctuary Graduates team to discuss your motivations and skill set. The final stage will then be an assessment centre with Mitie located at the Shard in London and Sanctuary Graduates will support you throughout the full process.

Mitie is an Equal Opportunity Employer and gives consideration for employment to qualified applicants without regard to gender, religion, race, national or ethnic origin, cultural background, social group, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age or political opinion. Diversity is fundamental to our culture, and we invite you to be part of this!

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  • Deadline
  • Starting
    September 2024
  • Salary
    Competitive + benefits
  • Degree required
    All grades
  • Location
    London, Chesterfield, Olney (Milton Keynes) and Bromsgrove (Worcestershire)
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Preferred Disciplines...
  • Control & Instrumentation
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Energy/Renewables
  • Project Management
  • Systems
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  • Construction Management
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  • Infrastructure
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  • Quantity Surveying
  • Structural
  • Transport Planning
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