Graduate scheme

At Arcadis we focus on attracting, retaining and developing people who share our passion and commitment to improve quality of life. In return we offer you the opportunity to transform your world and the world around you, that could be through client work, upskilling yourself, championing equality and inclusion or getting involved in charity work, to name just a few. Our people value different perspectives, they care about the sustainability of our planet and dare to shape the future.

One of our core values is ‘people first’, and supported by our Lovinklaan foundation, we invest in you for the long term, to ensure you reach your full potential. You’ll have the opportunity to own your career and work on industry-defining projects, finding solutions to real challenges that make a difference to people’s lives. You’re encouraged to have a growth mindset and are given the space to develop personally and professionally, building a flexible career that works for you.

Programme Description:

Recently named as one of Glassdoor’s Top 50 Best Places to Work in the UK, at Arcadis you’ll be part of a community that encourages and supports you to thrive, to challenge everything, and to transform the world as we know it.

Our graduate GROW programme is a three-year accelerated learning programme that focuses on professional chartership. As a GROW graduate you will play an active part in driving your career development and will be exposed to a variety of projects across the business. Technical experience is key in our sector, which is why we will provide you with a clear framework to work towards chartership. You’ll benefit from structured training, mentoring, plus funding and support for accreditations relevant to your programme, as well as the assistance you need to develop and succeed.

At Arcadis our mission is to improve quality of life for everyone. To do this we need your experience, your imagination, your passion, and your ambition. We need your ability to think differently and willingness to challenge the way we do things. Our success is driven by passionate and innovative people who sit at the very heart of our business, and our graduates are fundamental to this success.

The Specialist & Scientists GROW Programme

Our Specialists and Scientists work within our Resilience business area which is focused on projects concerned with protecting our environment and water resources and powering our world for future generations. For those joining this programme you will specialise from day one in your chosen discipline. During the 3-year Graduate Programme you will learn about different value propositions within the sector, for instance sustainability, land management, clients and pursuits and development services.

Working in teams of consultants you’ll be responsible for your own deliverables, liaising with clients, and given every opportunity to build your skillsets. Working with multi-disciplined teams you’ll also develop core consulting techniques and tools to apply whilst working with our clients in the UK.

You’ll be required to work on a range of environmental projects including major infrastructure, heavy industry and urban regeneration projects that will expose you to a variety of challenges and technical specialists. As part of this, you’ll assist in the delivery of project-related tasks to meet budget, timeframe and quality targets as well as working as part of wider project teams undertaking environmental desk studies, site surveys and assisting with the delivery of technical assessments and reports.

Hydrology & Flood Risk Management The Flood Risk and Hydrology team supports all parts of the Arcadis business in addressing the pressures of urbanisation and a changing climate, so we can guarantee our graduates an exciting range of duties and the opportunity to grow and develop your career. In your role you will work with hydrologists and flood modelling experts to deliver flood mapping projects, flood risk assessments, reservoir flood studies, and water environment EIA and consenting studies. Projects range from infrastructure developments to renewable energy schemes that we deliver for a range of clients.

  • Accepted Degrees: MEng or MSc Civil Engineering, Geography, Environmental Science, Water Resources, Engineering Hydrology

Hydrogeology - As part of the multi-award-winning Site Evaluation & Restoration team you will undertake a range of tasks on major engineering structures, water resources and contaminated land projects to assess the impacts of groundwater. The hydrogeology team provides environmental impact assessments, groundwater modelling, dewatering assessments, abstraction appraisals (including pumping tests), contaminant migration assessments and ground-source heating investigations. The team is integrated within both engineering and environmental disciplines across the Arcadis service capability. As a graduate you will work as part of the project teams and undertake site visits, occasional site supervision, desk-based research and report writing.

  • Accepted degrees: MSc in Hydrogeology or similar; PhD in a relevant research area

Qualifications & Experience:

  • You will be graduating in 2022 or have recently graduated with at least a 2:1 in a Masters or Bachelor’s degree in the relevant subject for the specialism you wish to pursue
  • You will enjoy working in a team environment and have the confidence to work under pressure
  • You will be innovative & creative
  • Resilient and able to deal with ambiguity
  • Be a strategic and analytical thinker
  • Excellent communication skills, and technical knowledge appropriate for the area you are applying to
  • Relevant work experience through internships would be advantageous
  • Willing to travel and stay away from home when required (where possible we embrace virtual working)

What we offer you:

  • The opportunity to join an accelerated learning scheme with a commitment to your professional development
  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days per annum + 8 days bank holiday
  • Private medical insurance cover
  • Matched pension contribution up to 8%
  • Professional subscription + support on becoming chartered
  • Flexible benefits

Selection Process

  • Step 1: Apply Online
  • Step 2: Psychometric behavioural assessment
  • Step 3: Assessment Centre
  • Step 4: Interview

Why Arcadis?

Our work with clients has a direct impact on people’s lives and on the planet. We make moving, living and belonging in cities safer, more resilient and more sustainable. By partnering with our clients as responsible custodians of our earth's resources, we can create a sustainable planet.

We continue to think of new ways to make positive impacts and create better experiences for people; data driven and digital solutions have become part of the Arcadis DNA. Working together with clients and using techniques like design thinking, we can get to the heart of our clients’ most pressing challenges and work together to solve them.

As a global business, we have committed to support five of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals to ensure that our projects contribute to a better and more sustainable future for all. But it’s not just the work that we do on client projects that benefits communities and our planet. As a global business, we are committed to making a positive impact to society by supporting local communities where we operate.

To help protect our planet, we monitor and measure non-financial information to inform business decisions and reduce our own environmental impact as part of our commitment to be net zero carbon as a global company by 2030.

Our Commitment to Equality, Diversity, Inclusion & Belonging: We want you to be able to bring your best self to work every day which is why we take equality and inclusion seriously and hold ourselves to account for our actions. Our ambition is to be an employer of choice and provide a great place to work for all our people. We believe that by working together diverse people with different experiences develop the most innovative ideas. Equality, diversity and inclusion is at the heart of how we improve quality of life and we work closely with our people across six ED&I Workstreams: Age, Disability, Faith, Gender, LGBT+ and Race. A diverse and skilled workforce is essential to our success.

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More Details

Apply by

30.06.2022

Locations

Bristol, Cardiff, Birmingham

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