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Mott MacDonald

2020 UK Graduate Management Consultancy Scheme

Salary notes: 
Job/scheme locations: 
Cambridge, Cardiff, Edinburgh, Manchester & London
Type of opportunity: 
Graduate scheme
Application deadline: 

What will you be getting up to?

Our consultants work with public and private sector organisations enabling them to save money and work efficiently. We help streamline project and programme delivery, equipping organisations with the right strategy, staffing, and skills to attain and sustain success.

As a graduate management consultant, you’ll benefit from working for a large multidisciplinary organisation. Our business covers everything from healthcare and education management to local government and transport, therefore, our skills span a far wider range than many of our principal competitors.

Our graduates either specialise field or work within a variety of sectors throughout their career with us. As a result, they gain a diverse range of experience along with an enhanced skillset. 

We have opportunities to work within the following team:

Education, Health, Care - Primarily a UK based team working in key sectors of Education, Public Health and Social Care. In many instances the team operate under the Cambridge Education brand which provides synergy with other global education activities in the Group. Their work stretches from running training courses attended by individual teachers through to managing the £19m Adoption Support Fund on behalf of the government. The team specialise in public sector consultancy, our experts ensure that our clients deliver key services effectively. They also support the successful implementation of new public policy. We have opportunities in our London, Manchester, Cambridge and Cardiff offices.

Facilities Management Advisory - Mott MacDonald’s team of Facility Management consultants work across our business and with a wide range of clients to develop solutions that deliver best practice operating models, improve service delivery performance, focus on expenditure and produce compliant efficient contract management workflows. In today’s uncertain economic climate, property owners and operators are challenged to provide suitable service levels more efficiently and with less staff. Our specialist consultants help clients focus on the long-term value of their assets and optimize performance to benefit both their customers and their finances. The team has built up an enviable track record across multiple sectors and geographies and our sector leaders have helped to develop guidance publications, thought leadership, and contract models endorsed by the sector’s leading industry bodies. Allow our expert staff to work with you, meet your present challenges, and help you prepare for the future. We have opportunities available in our London office.

Advisory - Mott Macdonald's Advisory team in Scotland specialise in Public Sector consultancy advising clients on a range of subjects including Public Private Partnerships, Project Finance, sustainability and Project Management. Our clients cover the full spectrum of Public Sector activity including Health, Education, Transport and Defence. We have opportunities available in our Edinburgh office.

You’ll be working as part of a dynamic team alongside other graduates and experienced professionals. Learning about our structure and culture, you’ll constantly be exposed to real and exciting projects. Our graduate management consultants are involved in various project phases so you will gain vital on-the-job experience through our vast range of technical expertise. You’ll play a pivotal role by drafting and editing project reports and supporting bid managers in collating bid documentation.

With this scheme, no two days are the same. You will have the opportunity to support senior consultants on project management and collaborative working while facilitating workshops with clients and stakeholders. You’ll be expected to confidently liaise with colleagues across the company while ensuring research, data collection and analysis is being carried out.

Candidate Specification

To apply for the for this scheme, you will have less than 12 months post graduate experience and have achieved a 2:1 or above in a relevant business related discipline.

We are looking for graduates with the following characteristics:

  • A Methodical approach to problem solving
  • The ability to use your initiative to undertake tasks efficiently and independently
  • Excellent verbal communication skills, which allow you to confidently liaise with clients and team members
  • Excellent written communication and attention to detail, with the ability to demonstrate accurate report writing

We are looking for flexible and motivated graduates with a genuine passion for business and consulting work, and a desire to make a difference in the world. If this describes you, apply today to launch your career at Mott MacDonald.
Equality, diversity and inclusion: 

  • Equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) are at the heart of our organisation. We promote equal opportunities and have several initiatives to create an inclusive workplace culture; Our dedicated inclusive recruitment page provides more information on our efforts and recognitions.

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to apply or attend an interview, please contact us at and we will talk to you about how to help. 
Flexible working: 

We support our staff to create work-life balance which works for them and welcome candidates looking for career flexibility. We are open to discussing flexible working at interview stage.

Job Profile

About this scheme – is it the right one for you?

A graduate scheme should be more than just a job. We know this and so do you. That’s why with this programme, we aim to give you the experience and technical knowledge you need to progress your career.

From the moment you join us at the start of your career with us, you’ll receive the training you need. You will be assigned a chartered mentor, who will guide you to meet the objectives of your professional training agreement. We’ll also support you on your journey to gaining chartered status with your chosen institution such as;

  • Institute of Consulting (IC).

What else is involved?

With our innovative graduate development portal, you will be able to effectively track and plan your personal and professional development online. You’ll be enrolled onto the Mott MacDonald Academy, a development programme which runs alongside your professional development scheme. The programme introduces you to key business and commercial competencies, helping you to drive your career forward with us.

We understand that each person’s career goals vary, therefore we tailor make each individual’s development programme to suit them. With our vast library of e-learning courses available to you, you can choose which direction you want your career to go in.

You’re probably wondering what else is on offer. Join us, and you’ll get:

  • Biannual salary reviews: we believe that hard work should be rewarded and recognised. Therefore, for the first three years of your career with us, you’ll have biannual salary reviews.
  • A competitive salary: In addition to biannual reviews, we’ll ensure that you’re given a salary that matches the current industry standard.
  • Contributory pension: we have the best people on our team and we like to look out for them. With our support, you’ll have all the advice and options you need to be able to invest in your future.
  • A flexible benefits scheme: our company is made up of a range of different people and we understand that different people want different things. That’s why with our flexible plan, you’ll have the ability to manage the range of benefits we have on offer, to suit your specific needs.

Our social side

Being part of Mott MacDonald means more than just work, there’s a huge range of fun and exciting things that you can get involved in. From the moment you join us, you’ll have the opportunity to expand your social and professional network, whether it’s meeting other graduates at the graduate weekend residential course or joining forces with other members of staff from around the company at our annual sports day.

Each of our offices have a sports and social committee which will give you the chance to be part of a variety of sports, social and charity events. We’re committed to promoting a strong culture of social responsibility and encourage our staff to play active roles in the local community.

It's worth noting that sports and social committees tend to vary from office to office, so as well as getting involved in what’s already on offer, don’t be afraid to suggest new events or initiatives that you think could be a great addition.
It doesn’t stop there. As well as events, you’ll also have access to discounts on cinema tickets, travel, fashion, utilities and much more as part of our company benefits which you can take advantage of form your very first day.

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East of England, London, North West, Edinburgh and Lothian, Wales