Graduate Opportunity

Civil & Structural Engineering Graduate Development Programme 2021

Glasgow. Multiple vacancies.

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Jacobs is delighted to announce that we are now accepting applications for our Graduate Development Programme starting September 2021.

Our two-year structured programme has a diverse range of opportunities for curious, committed and open-minded people. If you bring the passion, energy and enthusiasm we are looking for, in return we can give you a variety of interesting and exciting projects to work on, with dedicated support every step of the way.

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Role Outline/Responsibilities:

Our programme is recognised as one of the best in our industry and is accredited with several professional science and engineering institutes.

It consists of two years’ development towards chartership, followed be a three-year career development phase. The programme is structured to provide you with the necessary technical skills and business acumen to advance your career.

For all graduates following our programme, we offer:

  • On-the-job training, with opportunities to develop wider technical and project delivery skills by working alongside experienced professionals
  • A strong mentoring culture, with each graduate assigned a dedicated mentor, a graduate buddy and a line manager/ supervisor to ensure they are supported in their personal and professional development
  • At least one UK rotation, with opportunities to work on customer sites as well as in our offices.

Here's What You'll Need:


  • You must have a minimum 2:2 Bachelor’s degree in a civils or structural related discipline. This can be a predicted grade if you are applying in your final year of study
  • You must be able to demonstrate a passion for your chosen subject that goes beyond the ordinary and have a genuine interest in nuclear energy and/or the defence sector.
  • You must be prepared to work anywhere in the UK at any point in the scheme, with a number of rotations
  • You must have experience of working in a technical and/or customer facing environment (for example summer job/ placement)
  • You must have the right to work in the UK before you apply for this position. Minimum security checks will need to be satisfied and for some roles additional security clearances will be required.


Our graduates have ambition, vision and enthusiasm to drive their career forward. They are comfortable with managing multiple stakeholders and working in teams. They have strong verbal and written communication skills and are as comfortable engaging directly with our customers as they are working individually. Get up and go attitude? You bet! They embrace opportunities to work in different locations on varied assignments.

In your application, we will be looking for evidence of:

  • Enthusiasm, drive and a willingness to get involved
  • High standard of written and spoken English
  • A clear vision of your career ahead and that you are taking practical steps to achieve it
  • Simplifying complex concepts and presenting them in an engaging way
  • Leadership, organisation and/or project management skills whether in an academic or non-academic context
  • The ability to manage your time and stakeholders in order to multi-task effectively
  • Non-academic achievements will also be considered in our selection. Examples could be clubs you are a part of, volunteering, mentoring, sporting achievements or interesting hobbies and any other applicable work experience.

Here are some of the additional benefits you can expect at Jacobs:

  • A competitive reward package;
  • Paid holidays of up to 32 days; inclusive of national and public holidays
  • A broad flexible benefits package including the option to buy additional holidays, travel insurance, contributory pension scheme and the cycle to work scheme.
  • Competitive family friendly benefits including maternity, paternity, adoption and shared parental leave
  • Access to our Employee Assistance Programme (EAP), which can offer anything from financial advice to mental health support and counselling sessions
  • Strong local and national graduate network
  • Annual events such as our graduate conference event in the Lake District to meet Jacobs graduates from across the UK and members of senior management.

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Job ID Number: CMS0001XU
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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Multiple vacancies
  • £27,000 + benefits
  • 2:2 and above
  • Glasgow
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Building Services
  • Building Surveying
  • Civil
  • Construction Management
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Geotechnical
  • Infrastructure
  • Structural

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