Graduates @ Amey

Are you determined, ambitious and passionate? Do you want to make a real difference?

Are you determined, ambitious and passionate? Do you want to make a real difference?

Join us to become a future leader or industry expert and help to create better places to live, work and travel.

We’re a diverse business managing large and high-profile infrastructure projects, as well as providing services that keep the country running.

You may not have heard of us, but each day, practically everyone in the UK benefits from a service we provide. If you’ve had a hot shower, taken a train or driven to work or had your rubbish collected it’s pretty likely we helped with this.

As well as great benefits and the support to gain professional qualifications, we’ll give you the opportunity to develop your skills and shape your role at each stage of your career with us.

A better career

We put our people first which means we’ll give you endless support and opportunities to reach your goals.

We’re looking for the future leaders of our business, people with bright ideas and initiative to bring talent and fresh thinking to help our business succeed. And in return, we’ll provide you with all the support you need to achieve your goals.

What’s in the programme?

Our two-year Graduate Development Programme starts you on a journey to develop your career in a challenging, dynamic and supportive work environment. We’ll give you a real role from day one, so you’ll get invaluable experience and exposure working on varied and exciting projects for a large, diverse and ambitious organisation.

We recruit graduates all year round, into careers in:

Science, Engineering and Technology

Environment

Quantity Surveying/Commercial

General Management/Operations

Business

Supporting your professional development

We’re passionate about passing on knowledge and skills. And we’ll give you first class mentoring and guidance, from the industry experts you’ll be working closely with. We’ll also help you work towards professional qualifications relevant to you, for example:

  • Engineering - IENG, CEng
  • Environment - CEng, IEMA
  • Quantity Surveying/Commercial - RICS
  • General Management/Operations - such qualifications may include PRINCE2, BIFM, ILM or CMI
  • Business - CIPD (HR), CIMA (Finance) or CIM (Communications)

Over two years, you’ll cover personal development, business skills and business improvement techniques.

Who, What and How?

We’re after people who care as much as we do

We’re passionate about ‘doing what we say we will’. We have high standards when it comes to providing the best services and experiences for our customers. Not only that, we also pride ourselves on doing business ethically and sustainably, and in being responsible to the communities we serve. If you do what you say you will, believe in providing excellent service and great experiences then we want to hear from you.

We’re looking for self-motivated people

We want people who will commit to making things a little better every day by contributing to improvements and innovation. We promote original thinking and provide a culture where everyone has the support they need to make brave decisions to make enhancements, whether in small steps or big leaps.

We embrace different

We’re all individuals, but very much one team. We have unique backgrounds and personalities, which means we all bring different ideas to the table which makes us better as a collective. We know we can still do better to support and celebrate diversity, and we’re always looking for new ways to welcome people from all walks of life.

Whatever your subject, we want to hear from you

We offer brilliant opportunities for people with engineering degrees, but we also need great accountants, communicators, estimators, environmentalists – almost any career path you can think of.

What can we offer you?

Working with us is always exciting and rewarding. We offer a great place to work where we help you to achieve your personal and professional goals. We’ll give you the chance to shine, whether that’s contributing to some of the most exciting projects in the country, learning new skills or just working with a great group of people every day. You can make a real difference to your career and the lives of the communities you work in.

We never compromise on safety, creating the safest working environments possible. Our ‘Target Zero’ initiative means we expect zero harm – for us and our customers. This mind-set is an essential part of the way we work at every level of the business. We all work together to ensure everyone can go home safely, every day.

We’ll pay you a competitive starting salary, and if you perform well, we’ll give you a pay rise every six months whilst on the graduate programme. At the end of the programme you can expect to progress into the next level of your chosen career.

The benefits you’ll receive include generous annual leave, a contributory pension scheme and life insurance. Our flexible benefits scheme, Amey Choices, offers great money-saving deals. Save on everything from your weekly shopping, to movie tickets and weekends away. You can also opt to buy or sell annual leave, join the cycle to work scheme and get discounted gym memberships.

How to apply

Applications to our Graduate Development Programme are open all year round and vacancies are advertised here along with a list of our currently available roles. To find more information, select the role you are interested in and you will be given the option to apply.

We’ll ask you a series of questions and to upload your most recent CV. If there are no graduate vacancies in your chosen area, please sign up to our ‘Job Alerts’ so that we can tell you when they come up.

Graduate FAQs

If your question isn’t answered here, please get in touch by emailing hrhelpdesk@amey.co.uk or call us on 01865 713 101.

What is the deadline for applications?

We recruit graduates all year round and set a closing date for each vacancy when it is advertised. We may close the vacancy sooner than the advertised date if we receive a maximum number of applications - our advice is to apply as soon as possible.

How do I apply for a graduate vacancy?

Click on the 'Apply now' button and search through the advertised roles. To find out more information about a specific role, select it and you will be given the option to apply. If you are a new user, you will be asked to register your details.

Can I apply for more than one role?

Yes. Check our current vacancies and submit an application for any positions that suit your skills.

Can I apply for the position if the closing date has passed?

Sorry but no. Please check our current vacancies for other roles to avoid missing out on future opportunities.

Can I apply for a position in the UK if I need a work permit?

Everyone is asked for evidence of their right to live and work in the UK, by providing either a UK/EU passport or a work permit. We are not able to offer support in obtaining work permits except in very rare cases of critical skills shortages.

If I'm not successful this time, can I apply again?

Yes of course. All candidates are encouraged to apply again if and when a suitable role arises. Please check our current vacancies for other jobs and sign up for our Job Alerts.

How does the interview process work?

Our interview process is based on the requirements of the role. We use competency-based interviewing, psychometric testing and assessment centres, plus a variety of other selection tools where appropriate. It sounds scary but we promise it isn’t. We will give you details of the format when we invite you for an interview.

How long does the selection process take?

There is no fixed timeframe for the selection process. But we do understand the pressures of looking for work and we’ll do everything we can to make the selection process as fast as possible for you.

Is there a Refer-a-Friend scheme?

Yes. If one of our team recommends you and you’re successful, they could get up to £1,000 – as long as they’re not part of the selection process.

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