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Year in Industry Placement

Requisition ID: 56848

Domain: Graduates/Other

Contract type: Hidden (29024)

Schedule: Full-Time

Year in Industry Placement

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 interns 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 intern 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 August, you will join our induction with all the other interns before your specific placement commences to start building your network and understanding of the business. During your scheme, you will have the opportunity to gain insight and experience the diverse and exciting world of facilities management. Our internships also give an invaluable insight into our graduate scheme, which enables you to build a network and learn who you are. Whether your focus is operations, services or finance, we will help you figure out your full potential.

This 12-month structured programme will give you unparalleled insight into one of our many divisions, as well as the opportunity to experience others, in order to develop your understanding of the whole business. The programme will give you unrivalled work experience in the ways in which we support and deliver innovative solutions to our communities and customers.

Year in Industry Placement Overview

Our Operational teams deliver an incredibly wide range of services to our clients all over the country. You could be a part of the largest facilities management contracts in the UK where we work in partnership with some of the UK’s biggest hospitals or helping to mobilise our newest contract wins. A life in Operations is never dull and as an intern you will gain experience of what it takes to work alongside large, diverse teams in a fun and rewarding industry.

You will have a passion for putting the customer first, working in teams and constantly looking to improve and innovate. Over the course of your internship scheme, you will gain an understanding of how we support our customers and how to deliver innovative solutions to our communities and clients.

Over the course of your internship scheme, you could gain exposure to:

  • Operational Management
  • Commercial and financial understanding
  • Technical knowledge
  • Health, Safety, Environment and Quality delivery
  • Equans fundamentals and vision
  • Subcontractor management
  • Asset management

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

The internship carries real responsibility, work that is relevant and central to our business, and the opportunity to make a big impact early on in your career.


What can we offer you?

  • A competitive starting salary of £20,000
  • 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 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.

Individual ideally should be between their penultimate and final year of university and be working towards a degree which incorporates a Year in Industry placement.

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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