With graduates across Britain facing a challenging career search, 17 lucky young people, have recently joined public services provider Amey’s 67 strong graduate training programme and are taking their first steps on the career ladder.
More than 250 people have taken part in Amey’s graduate training programme since the scheme launched in 2006, and the company is already planning for its 2010 intake.
Applications have recently opened, with Amey encouraging prospective candidates to consider its range of programmes, which include graduate engineers, graduate development and graduate leadership.
Candidates are also offered a range of placements across the UK. Of 2008/09’s 39 leadership programme trainees seven were based in Birmingham, 20 in Oxford, one in Sheffield and Scotland respectively, and ten in other locations across the UK.
The latest crop of 17 new graduates are part of Amey’s leadership programme and started their new roles on 1st September. Graduates joining the two-year leadership programme will typically do four six-month placements in different service areas and will have to complete 12 modules of training. Others, who chose to join the engineering scheme, focus on gaining valuable hands on business experience whilst studying for their professional qualifications with support from Amey’s highly experienced team.
The training comprises business simulations, leadership, managing teams, change management, communication techniques, bidding successfully, Institute of Leadership Management (ILM) level 3 accreditation and career building.
Successful applicants on the leadership programme receive a number of benefits, including a competitive salary, relocation allowance, signing on bonus and course completion bonus.
Mel Ewell, chief executive of Amey, said:
“Amey places a great deal of emphasis on recruiting and retaining graduate talent and we are pleased to announce that our 2010 graduate programme is now open to applicants.
“We currently employ more than 250 graduates on our engineering, leadership and development programmes and we look forward to recruiting similar numbers this year and next.”
Anyone interested in applying for Amey’s graduate programme should contact the graduate team on firstname.lastname@example.org