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Building Services Engineering Graduate Scheme

Requisition ID: 56830

Domain: Graduates/Other

Contract type: Hidden (29024)

Schedule: Full-Time

Equans Building Services Engineering Graduate Scheme

The world around us is changing rapidly, placing an increased demand on growing services sectors to become net zero. We are looking for the next generation of graduates who will continue to innovate across different areas of our business and support the energy, digital and industrial transitions of our customers. As an Equans graduate you will have the exciting opportunity to experience the diverse and interesting world of one of the UK’s biggest facilities management organisations.

Starting in September, you will join our induction with all the other graduates in your cohort to start building your network and understanding of the Business before your specific placement commences. During your scheme, you will experience operational and functional roles alongside our engineering teams. Your time on the graduate scheme will span across a 2-year period, and you will complete between two to four rotations of either 6 or 12 months in length depending on the project type and department. You will need to be fully mobile as the placements could be based anywhere within the UK.

We’re looking for the next generation of engineers, with graduates aspiring to become the leaders of their field!

Building Services Engineering Graduate Scheme Overview

Our Engineering teams deliver an incredibly wide range of technical services to our clients all over the country. You could be a part of one of our largest facilities management contracts, where we work in partnership with some of the UK’s biggest hospitals, universities, and schools. Alternatively, you could be helping to mobilise one of our newest contract wins. A life in Engineering is never dull, and as a Equans graduate you will gain experience in what it takes to manage large complex engineering projects and diverse teams in a fun and rewarding industry.

As a Building Services Engineering Graduate, you will rotate across different areas, predominantly in our Sustainable FM division, in order to develop your technical, people & project management skills. The placements will either be within our central engineering and compliance function, or on our operational sites.

You will have the opportunity to gain experience, and put your engineering credentials to the test, in various customer sectors, which may include:

  • Corporate environments
  • Manufacturing and Industrial
  • Healthcare and Blue Light
  • Nuclear
  • Education

Some of the roles and responsibilities you may undertake during your rotations could be:

  • Supporting the central Engineering & Compliance team train, assess and appoint our engineers to carry out complex isolation activities
  • Audit our contracts for compliance with our contractual maintenance obligations and ensuring the adequate application of our engineering safe systems of work
  • Assist our contracts in the planning of complex engineering activities, e.g. shutting down areas of our hospitals to carry out intrusive electrical testing and inspection
  • Following training given on the scheme, fulfil the role of a Contract Responsible Person, for the management of our Water or Gas systems
  • Development and build of our Asset management & Planned Maintenance systems, when mobilising a new contract

Or working on specific projects for a cluster of operational contracts, for example:

  • Revalidating hospital operating theatre ventilation systems
  • Planning and overseeing the completion of High and Low Voltage breaker maintenance, carried out by a contractor
  • Planning and overseeing the statutory inspections of steam boilers

We will provide a wide variety of training opportunities to develop your engineering, leadership, and management skills, so that you can excel, and be ready for an Engineering Management role following the end of the scheme.

You will be encouraged and supported to apply to become a member of relevant engineering institution and assisted in navigating a route to professional registration as an Incorporated or Chartered Engineer. From day one you will have a buddy, usually a graduate in the year above, and you will also have a mentor throughout the scheme.




We are looking for the next generation of engineers, who will continue to innovate in our chosen markets, to transform our products and manage the services delivered to customers. As a graduate, you will work on the front line, gaining exposure to the people, processes and technology that are transforming our business.

The graduate scheme carries real responsibility – you will be doing work that is relevant and central to our business and have the opportunity to make a big impact early on in your career.

At the end of the scheme, you will have developed the skills and knowledge to go into a Technical or Engineering Management role. Many of our graduates continue to make a big impact in our Business, including our current CEO for our Digital & Energy Services Division.

What can we offer you?

  • A competitive starting salary of £30,000
  • 24 days annual leave (+ public holidays)
  • Life Cover equivalent to 1 times annual salary
  • Employee discount shopping schemes on major brands and retailers
  • Gym membership discounts 
  • Cycle to work scheme 
  • Holiday purchase scheme
  • 2 corporate social responsibility days per year
  • Attractive Employee Referral Rewards Scheme
  • Access to our growing employee networks including WOMEN Together, RISE (Respecting, Inspiring and Supporting Ethnic Minorities), Encompass (LGBTQ+), WPN (Working Parents Network), YPN (Young Professionals Network), AccessAbility (Disability Network) and our Green Network
  • 24/7 Employee Assistance Program and access to mental wellbeing app

Who are we looking for?

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


  • A degree in Building Services Engineering, or, apprentice qualified in a relevant discipline, with work experience
  • A genuine interest in our industry, and a passion for delivering real change in the communities we serve
  • Analytical skills and good attention to detail
  • Ability to problem solve and use initiative
  • A flexible approach to work
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to lead, motivate and inspire others at all levels
  • A team focus with the ability to interact with a wide variety of people at all levels
  • A driven, self-motivated attitude, with the ability to work on your own initiative
  • Well-developed emotional intelligence and self-awareness


  • Previous work experience, ideally within a relevant field
  • Previous customer services experience
  • A full UK driving licence


Candidates must submit an up-to-date CV outlining their motivations for applying to Equans and answer our pre-screening eligibility questions. Applications missing this will not be progressed.

All candidates must have the right to work in the UK for the duration of the scheme without the need for employer sponsorship.

Individuals ideally should have completed their degree, master’s degree or apprenticeship within the past 3 years or have between 2 to 5 years work experience.

Shortlisted candidates will be invited to a telephone interview. Those successful at telephone interview will progress to the final stage and be invited to participate in one of our assessment centres taking place in June 2024.

More information on our application process is here: https://jobs.equans.co.uk/early-careers/make-your-application/

As part our commitment to better reflect the markets within which we operate, we encourage applications from all diverse backgrounds including women, LGBTQ+, ethnically diverse individuals, people with disabilities, along with all candidates who identify with protected characteristic groups under the Equality Act 2010.


At Equans we’re committed to delivering a culture where everyone’s voice is heard and supported. We know the value a diverse workforce creates, delivering better results for our people, customers, and stakeholders. Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion is at the core of what we do, should you join Equans you’ll find a welcoming and open workplace where you’re supported and encouraged to be your true self at work.


You’ll also have access to our growing employee networks including AccessAbility (representing those with disabilities and conditions), Encompass (representing the LGBTQ+ community), RISE (representing people from ethnic backgrounds), WOMEN TOGETHER (representing women in Equans), Working Parents, and Young Professionals.

Who are we?

Equans is a world leader in energy services with nearly 100,000 employees working in more than 50 countries, with an annual turnover of over 17 billion euros.  

In the UK & Ireland, Equans is a provider of technical, FM, regeneration and energy services – with specialist capabilities in smart buildings, green mobility, district & embedded energy and decentralised renewables.

Equans’ 13,500 UK & Ireland employees combine these activities to help businesses, public sector organisations and government to embrace the energy transition towards net zero, and also the digital & industrial transitions that are redesigning the way we move, work and live.

Equans is a Bouygues group company.

What’s next?

If this role is of interest to you, please click below to register, apply, and track your progress! A member of our Resourcing Team will review your application and be in touch.

For this role, you must have evidence of the right to work in the UK. Unfortunately, we are not able to offer a re-location package with this job role.  Certain roles may require applicants to undergo a Disclosure check, as noted in the role requirements.

The Equans Resourcing Team supports this job advert. Agency involvement is not required. All related enquiries must come to the resourcing team not direct to Equans Managers.


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EQUANS is a multi-technical expert that offers a comprehensive range of services across facilities management, energy management and construction.

As an international market leader, we help our customers in the 3 major transitions of today: the energy transition, the industrial transition and the digital transition.


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