At WSP, there’s nothing we love more than pushing boundaries. Harnessing innovation and sharing insights across our diverse, international team to create a tomorrow’s world that's cleaner, greener and safer. Join us and you’ll be part of an organisation that takes pride in its people and purpose: creating long-lasting solutions to meet the needs of generations to come.
Around the globe companies are changing the ways they operate in light of heightened environmental awareness, public interest for sustainable development and stringent environmental protection laws and regulations.
While every human activity and development exerts an impact on the natural world, we learn more every day about how to minimise project footprints, apply better practices, and more balanced approaches.
At WSP, we have nearly 5,000 multidisciplinary environmental experts who are passionate about delivering practical strategies to study, protect, enhance, and restore the natural environment, while advancing responsible development and facilitating project approvals.
Our Environmental Assessment & Management teams work on a variety of projects from high profile infrastructure schemes to small constraints studies and throughout the full project lifecycle from feasibility to construction. The growing team are looking for graduates to join our teams in the following locations; Birmingham, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Belfast, Guildford, Basingstoke, Southampton, Hertford, Cambridge, Manchester, Leeds, Newcastle, Truro, Exeter or Bristol.
We asked our graduates what it’s like to do their job. On a day to day basis, the life of a graduate at WSP starts off in the morning with cups of tea and responding to any urgent client emails.
Beyond that, anything could happen! You could get involved in feasibility studies, report writing, or client meetings. Your day could also involve visiting site and liaising with contractors, discussing options for solutions to issues with colleagues, responding to client requests for information or meetings with the team about the scope and progress of projects.
Naturally, there is a lot to learn and you are likely to be guided through complex software packages, team briefings and client updates from the start.
Please note game based assessment results at WSP are valid for a period of 12 months, if you have completed an assessment within this timeframe and been unsuccessful we will not be able to consider your application.
Early applications are recommended and we reserve the right to close this vacancy prior to the advertised closing date.
Our graduate development programme is a 2 year programme designed to provide you with both professional skills and specialist technical development opportunities. The programme is supported by our senior leadership team and is tailored give you the support, guidance and the development opportunities you need to help you work towards chartered status or equivalent professional qualifications. The structured programme includes but is not limited to training in:
Across our offices in the UK, we strive to have a friendly and inclusive culture which respects and maximizes the contribution individuals can bring to WSP. We recognise the benefits that people with varying backgrounds and experiences can bring. This commitment is shown through our employee networks who work with the business to help ensure we continue to promote the right environment to enable all employees to reach their full potential and to ensure we continue to promote an inclusive and diverse workplace for everyone.
Our employees also come together through our social events some of these events have included office Olympics, go karting, BBQs and of course the annual Christmas events! More recently there have been online networking and quiz events.
We also offer our Professional Growth Network (PGN) which is a networking group run by early career professionals for early career professionals. It helps to grow your network of contacts across the UK business as well as providing you with opportunities for extra experience to support you in achieving chartered status or other professional accreditations.
You’ll also be joining a team of people who donate thousands of hours of time volunteering in support of local initiatives and raise thousands for good causes, often backed by charity donations from the WSP Foundation. Our long-standing support for local communities has been recognised by the government-backed National Equality Standard.
Finally, we have a comprehensive wider benefits package which includes:
You'll receive an email acknowledging receipt of your application within 48 hours of submission. We work hard to match you to the most suitable roles in our business and the recruitment process can vary depending on the role and team you are matched to. Most applications are progressed to assessment centre within 2-3 months but it’s good to know that the whole process can last up to 6 months in total. We will aim to keep you informed throughout the time that your application is being considered however, due to the volume of applications received, we are not able to respond to individual requests for status updates.
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