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This is more than just a training scheme; this is an award-winning graduate programme where you are the focus.

Not only will you work for one of the UK’s largest technical, facilities management and regeneration company, but you will also learn and grow as you work on exciting, innovating projects across the UK alongside your colleagues who will support you throughout your programme. You will experience a genuine commitment to your personal development that stretches far beyond the scheme, and into your long-term career with Equans. We are looking for the next generation of leaders who will continue to take our business to the next level. For queries, please contact the Early Careers team.

Hear From Our People

Hear from some of our current graduates to get a taste of what the scheme has to offer:

Matthew Vaughan

What have I learnt so far on Equans’s Graduate Scheme?
To approach all tasks and projects with an open mind, as everything that I have done on the Graduate scheme has developed some aspect of my skills. I have also had the opportunity to develop a network as quickly as possible and utilise that effectively, as all employees and leaders within Equans are always eager to offer a helping hand or some advice.

What is it like to work for Equans?
I have worked for the company since 2017, firstly as an apprentice and now as a Graduate Trainee. Equans have devoted a lot of time and effort into my personal and professional development since my first day and they have continued to support me throughout. This is helping me develop my skills which hopefully enhances my chances of a future leadership role. I could not speak any higher of the company and the dedicated employees who have given me the opportunity to develop.

Chelsea McCulloch

As a graduate, I have been actively encouraged to look beyond what Equans currently does as a business by thinking about what the future looks like, which enabled me to come up with innovative ideas, some of which are now being explored by the business. I’ve been given the right level of support in my placement while also being able to take ownership of challenging projects which has had an impact across the business and stretched my capabilities. The placement managers, graduate scheme managers and the cohort of graduates have all been unbelievably supportive which has allowed me to have real guidance in my journey to achieving my goals.

Equans as a whole is a caring workplace which has a strong focus on diversity and inclusion, where I have been involved in the networks of Women in Equans and the RISE network. As a woman in the engineering world with mixed heritage, I have felt welcomed and empowered by the work of the networks and believe that I can achieve success within Equans.

Peyi Adepoju

What I like about being a part of the Equans graduate scheme is the different opportunities available, that allow you to build your network whilst pushing yourself to learn and develop your skills further. Also, working with people that are constantly willing to help and provide guidance when needed has been key for myself. It’s been an amazing experience so far!

Harry Askew

My experience of the graduate scheme has been exciting and varied. The scheme launches you into the world of Facilities Management. I’ve worked in the Places and Communities sector of the company for my first placement, this part of the company deals with local council contracts servicing everything from public buildings such as theatres and town halls to thousands of social housing buildings. I’ve had the opportunity to take ownership of tasks and direct my own development in a very positive way. I’m looking forward to taking on my next placement where I’ll be looking at project managing a decarbonisation project in Cheshire.

What We Are Looking For

Are you innovative, driven, passionate, and enthusiastic? Are you ready to take responsibility and help us deliver real world impact? What makes us so successful is the collective strength of our people, so as the future leaders of our generation do you have what it takes to inspire, motivate, and drive real change across our business? If you believe you have these skills then apply today.

Your Degree

Our graduate scheme is open to both those in their final year of university and those who have already graduated. To apply, we ask you to have achieved or be working towards a 2:1 Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in any subject area. Grades below 2:1 will be considered given relevant skills and experience are demonstrated.

Your Skills

Our Graduate Competency framework is another key part of your development and defines what we mean by outstanding behaviour. You will not only be assessed throughout the scheme against this competency framework, but you will be supported every step of the way by your Early Careers team to help develop your skills and shape your potential into our leaders of the future.

  • Driven, proactive and a self-motivated attitude, with the ability to work on your own initiative and take responsibility and accountability for your work and development.
  • A team focus, with the ability to interact and build rapport with a wide variety of individuals, as well demonstrate strong listening skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to lead, motivate and inspire others and build team morale.
  • Adaptable and able to respond well to change or pressure.
  • Analytical thinker, with the ability to make objective, rational decisions with available information

Your Experience

Although when you join us, we are committed to giving you the experiences that you need to succeed may be desirable. However, we look for every Equans graduate to have a genuine interest in our industry, as well as being operationally driven.

  • Previous leadership experience (either through work or through extra-curricular activities such as volunteering)
  • Previous work experience, ideally within a relevant field
  • Previous customer services experience

Why not take the first step towards your future career?

To us, it does not matter who you are. If you share our energy, behaviours, and vision, we want to work with you. Simple.

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