Engineering Graduate Training Scheme  - Environment Agency

Engineering Graduate Training Scheme 

Engineering Graduate Training Scheme

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Approx. 3 – 5 years


Pay steps starting at £28,802


UK wide

What is the scheme? 

Our five-year Engineering Graduate Training Scheme provides a varied and well supported professional development journey to Incorporated and Chartered Engineer status, as well as the skills and opportunities to become future leaders within the Environment Agency. 


We welcome applications from Graduate Engineers with accredited BEng or, ideally, an MEng degree in Civil, Mechanical and Electrical Engineering (or equivalent) 

Candidates can check their course accreditation status using the following tools: 

Successful candidates are required to hold or have acquired a full UK driving license within 6 months of starting the role. 

What will you experience?  

With the support of your mentor, you will have the opportunity to experience working in different teams internally across the Environment Agency and externally, on secondment with our delivery partners, to enable you to build skills and experience in: 

  • asset management 
  • project feasibility 
  • design 
  • construction 
  • sustainability 
  • project management 
  • site supervision 
  • innovation and net zero carbon 

Benefits of scheme: 

  • Our extensive and well-established community will help you learn and gain support from peers, experienced engineers, and a wide range of experts in their field. 
  • A dedicated team of Professional Development Advisors co-ordinate the scheme, and our busy programme of meetings, training and hub activities to support our professional development in engineering community.  
  • Flexible and development lead placement opportunities in internal as well as external teams, ensure you gain the wide range of skills and experience required to become professionally qualified engineers. 
  • A dedicated mentor will support you to plan your placement journey and tailor your experience depending on your individual development needs. 
  • Graduate Engineer leadership roles and our annual programme of networking, site visits and skills events across the country will help you progress your personal and professional development. 
  • Bespoke training packages targeted to inspire and motivate you towards your professional goals. 
  • Opportunity to be involved with national and international partnerships such as Young Professionals | The British Dam Society, Kring,  I-STORM. 

To ensure we provide you with the structured learning and professional development support you need to get professionally qualified, our scheme is externally accredited by: the Institution of Civil Engineers; Institution of Mechanical Engineers: and the Institution of Engineering and Technology

Example career pathways in organisation: 

Below are just some of the roles our Engineering Graduate Training Scheme alumni now have within the Environment Agency: 

  • Deputy Catchment Engineer 
  • Senior Engineer 
  • Catchment Engineer 
  • National Engineering Manager 
  • Asset Performance Advisor 
  • MEICA Advisor 
  • Senior MEICA Advisor 
  • Senior Innovation Advisor 
  • Project Manager 
  • Team Leader 
  • Project Team Manager 


Specific recruitment information: 

We advertise in the Autumn term for roles to start the following September. Our next vacancies will be live in October 2024 – please create a job alert to notify you when our next recruitment campaign is live: