Who we are

WSP is a leading multi-disciplinary professional services consulting business, providing engineering and environmental services from strategy advisory and planning through to design and delivery.

Our 68,000 passionate people are united by the common purpose of creating positive, long-lasting impacts on the communities we serve through a culture of innovation, integrity, and inclusion. With over 9,000 professionals across the UK and Ireland, we are dedicated to our local communities and propelled by international brainpower.

Looking at complex problems from different angles, we plan, design, manage, and engineer our communities to thrive, delivering innovative and Future Ready solutions to our clients.

Help us design the future – Join a collaborative team of experts that thrive on challenge and unconventional thinking.

We’ve been involved with high profile UK projects including the Shard, Crossrail (Elizabeth Line), Terminal 5 – Heathrow Airport, High Speed 2 (HS2), Battersea Power Station Redevelopment, Edinburgh’s Waterfront Regeneration, Urban renewal projects & Smart cities initiatives.

What we stand for

We exist to future-proof our cities and environments. We believe that for societies to thrive we must all hold ourselves accountable for tomorrow. That means creating innovative solutions to the challenges the future will bring.

Our guiding principles are:

  • We value our people and our reputation.
  • We are locally dedicated with international scale.
  • We are future-focused and challenger the status quo.
  • We foster collaboration in everything we do.
  • We have an empowering culture and hold ourselves accountable.

Your journey with us

There are many reasons why you should consider joining the WSP graduate programme. We’re not only offering you a career, but we are also providing you with an environment that supports your own personal development and the opportunity to work on a wide variety of projects. Our Graduates told us that by working on a diverse set of assignments it has enabled them to gain a better understanding of their role on projects and how this enhances the schemes they are involved in.

Here, you’re never alone. You will be fully supported by an expansive pool of technical experts who will guide you throughout your journey. Their encouragement will help you to navigate the challenges of real-world projects.  You will also have a dedicated Early Career Professionals team to support you with all aspects of your career progression.

You will engage in a combination of business, technical and personal skills training opportunities, available for you to take part in during the two years, supporting you to excel early in your career. You will participate in cohort wide events including our graduate induction, and topics such as career development, presenting with confidence, Project Management and much more.

Our application process for Graduates, Placements and, apprenticeships is a three-step process; an online structured application form, behavioural based assessment via Arctic Shores (support for candidates - Arctic Shores) and group interview or face-to-face interview with the hiring team

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The facts

One of the world's leading engineering professional services consulting firms.
We have around 68,000 staff globally and 9,000 in the UK.
We are in 40 countries in 5 continents.
We have over 700 graduates currently on our UK Graduate Development Programme
We typically have around 200 graduate vacancies per year.
Over 7,300 students have Followed us on Gradcracker.

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