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Engineering Graduate Scheme

Introducing our Engineering Graduate Scheme.

At WSP Engineering, we are passionate about helping the younger generation make the first steps in their careers, providing them with real-world challenges and experience, which is backed up by mentoring and coaching provided by our experienced management team.

Engineering Graduate Scheme

Graduate Schemes, the WSP Engineering way...

Our Engineering Graduate Scheme is completed over two years and offers graduates a first step into their engineering careers. The scheme provides candidates with the necessary skills, knowledge, and experience to thrive in this innovative and exciting industry.

At WSP Engineering, we are passionate about people and their development and truly value individuality, diversity and collaboration. With this in mind, we have designed our graduate scheme to deliver a comprehensive development programme where each individual will benefit from extensive behavioural and technical learning, real-world experience across all our business functions and dedicated coaching and mentoring.

Our team works alongside some of the largest household names in the industry, specialising in capital project delivery and engineering safety.

What you can expect from our Engineering Graduate Scheme?

At WSP Engineering, we take immense pride in nurturing the next generation of engineering talent through our diverse and ever-growing business. This program is designed to provide engineering graduates with a strong foundation for their professional careers while preparing them for exciting opportunities within our business.

Here’s what you can expect from our Engineering Graduate Scheme:

Structured Learning and Development

As a participant in our Engineering Graduate Scheme, you will undergo a structured and tailored learning and development program.

Situational and behavioural skills are just as important as your technical ability, and our learning and development programmes are designed to drive both your technical and behavioural skills, focusing on collaboration, communication, presentation, business acumen and strategic thinking.

Our approach is through continuous learning and development, and you will benefit from ongoing workshops, development days, and industry-specific courses to enhance your skills and knowledge.

Real World Project Experience

Our graduates will spend time working across all of our business functions, from Project Management and Turnkey Projects to Engineering Consultancy and Health and Safety.

This experience will provide real-world, hands-on experience within these functions and a holistic overview of our business and how we operate.

Through this process, you will work alongside a wide range of our talented and experienced team, benefiting from their knowledge and experience and putting the skills and knowledge you have learned into real-world situations. 

Mentorship and Coaching

Each of our graduates will benefit from a dedicated mentor throughout their graduate journey.

This mentorship will ensure getting the most out of the scheme, building on your strengths and working on areas of opportunity. 

You will be supported by ongoing coaching from our team, and we welcome our graduates to provide us with feedback and their ideas.

Cross-Functional Working

Working across all of our business functions will enable you to begin building your transferable skills and knowledge toolkit. 

One of the unique points of our graduate scheme is the real responsibility that we give to you from an early stage. As a participant, you will have the opportunity to take ownership of critical aspects of projects and work autonomously with the guidance and support of the management team.

The practical experience,  knowledge and insight gained working across multiple business functions will help guide you on what route you wish to pursue in your engineering career. 

Exposure to Innovation and Technology

We collaborate with major industry players, enabling us to work with cutting-edge technology and drive groundbreaking innovations. Through our engineering graduate program, you’ll assist various businesses and brands incorporate state-of-the-art technology while working alongside our team to develop innovative engineering solutions.

Career Progression

Our Engineering Graduate Scheme serves as a stepping stone for your future career at WSP Engineering. We believe in recognising and nurturing talent and providing talented individuals with dynamic career opportunities in our business.

What we are looking for

WSP Engineering encourages innovation, creating an open and inclusive culture that allows individuals to thrive in a supportive environment. We know how valuable diversity is, and we encourage everyone to bring their best and authentic selves to work.

We are seeking ambitious, talented, and passionate engineering graduates who can bring fresh perspectives to our team.

Academic Excellence

A strong academic background is a foundation for success in engineering. We seek candidates with impressive academic records, showcasing their dedication and aptitude for learning.


Engineering is all about finding innovative solutions to complex challenges. We value candidates who are analytical thinkers, capable of approaching problems from different angles.

Team Players

Collaboration is key to our success, and at WSP Engineering, we cross the line together. We look for individuals who can work effectively in teams, communicate their ideas, and support their colleagues to achieve goals.

Passion for Engineering

 Enthusiasm for the field of engineering is crucial. We want candidates who are genuinely passionate about engineering and eager to make a positive impact through their work.


Engineering projects can be diverse and ever-changing. We seek candidates who are adaptable, quick learners, and can thrive in dynamic work environments.

Strong Communication Skills

Effective communication is vital in the engineering world. We value candidates who can articulate their ideas clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing.

What we offer

We are proud to offer our Graduate Engineers a comprehensive reward and benefits package consisting of;

A competitive starting salary

25 Days Annual leave plus Bank Holidays

Annual Performance Bonus

Market Leading Pension Scheme

Benefits package including well-being and mental health services, a 24-hour GP service and retail and holiday discounts

Unlimited Growth within our Business

Comprehensive Learning and Development Programme

Training Days and Team Building Events

If you want to build a successful career within engineering, are committed to working towards chartered membership, and want to be part of a modern, inclusive, and supportive organisation, then our graduate scheme could be for you.

Register your interest in our Graduate Scheme

Meet the Graduates

Catching up with our Graduate Engineers  As part of WSP Engineering’s vision and strategic business plan aimed at fostering the