Numerate Graduate Scientists

Introduction to WRc plc 

WRc plc is one of the world’s most innovative and independent scientific and engineering consultancies. Founded 90 years ago, we have a unique heritage. We are trusted by Government, industry, regulators and the utilities to solve today’s most significant and urgent challenges in the fields of water, gas, waste and the natural environment.

The WRc Opportunity  

2017 marks the next stage in our journey. We have embarked on an ambitious plan that aims for significant growth and expansion in the next five years. This will provide exciting opportunities for the right people to join us. You will play your part in our future by enabling us to achieve our commercial objectives through the delivery of customer-focused solutions. In return, you will be part of an organisation in which expertise is celebrated; an infectious passion for your specialist skill-set is actively welcomed; and drive and performance are rewarded.


What we do


At WRc we see graduates as our future generation of experts. By joining us you will be provided with not only all the support you need to start contributing to some of our exciting projects but also the core skills and competencies to start your career.

The nature of the work will depend on the projects you are involved in but could involve:

  • Carrying out experimental and testing work and visiting sites to carry out sampling, monitoring or site audits
  • Processing data and information to produce statistical analyses to develop and calibrate models
  • Interpreting the results from analysis or modelling and the implications they have for our clients
  • Compiling data and information, either directly from our clients or through literature and other searches

Essential Skills 

You must be numerate and enjoy working with large sets of data with a 2:1 in any of the following disciplines or equivalent:

  • Mathematics
  • Statistics
  • Economics
  • Physics
  • Data Science
  • Environmental Science
  • Geography

In addition you will have:

  • Analytical and problem solving skills, with the ability to multi task
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently
  • Self-motivated with energy and enthusiasm
  • Flexible approach to work
  • Willingness to learn new skills
  • Eligible to work permanently in the UK

Culture & Benefits

In our welcoming and inclusive environment, at WRc we foster a culture where talented and motivated people are nurtured, encouraged and supported to succeed and develop their skills. We know that with the right people, we are able to build on our unrivalled reputation in the fields of innovation and technical excellence. We welcome team members who bring new ways of thinking and fresh approaches to problem solving as well as those who have a genuine passion for their specialist subject or area of research.

In return for your commitment, we offer a wide range of benefits including:

  • Full on-the-job training
  • Flexible working hours based on a 37-hour week, Monday to Friday
  • A contributory pension scheme
  • 25 days' holiday plus Bank Holidays
  • Free accident/life insurance
  • Cash Health Plan
  • Active Sports and Social Club
  • Subsidised on-site staff restaurant
  • Free Parking
  • Childcare voucher scheme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • On-site gardening club & allotments
  • Office location with easy M4 access / excellent travel links

Based at our office in Swindon, Wiltshire, you’ll be guaranteed a starting salary of £21,000 rising to £23,000 after six months plus a relocation package, together with excellent training and development opportunities.

Opportunity Overview

  • Closing Date: July 28, 2017
  • Salary: £21,000
  • Location: Swindon (Wiltshire)
  • Region: South West
  • Type: Graduate Programme

Other benefits...

  • Flexible working hours
  • A contributory pension scheme
  • 25 days' holiday plus Bank Holidays
  • Free accident/life insurance
  • Cash Health Plan
  • Active Sports and Social Club
  • Subsidised on-site staff restaurant
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Office location with easy M4 access / excellent travel links

Disciplines accepted...

  • Computer & IT
  • Maths
  • Physics
  • Science
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To Apply

To apply you MUST include a covering letter and up-to-date CV. Your covering letter should include a brief introduction to yourself and detail why you are interested in working for us.

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