If you’re leaving school or looking for a new opportunity and considering your next step, Veolia’s varied apprenticeships could be the ideal choice for you. We do everything from mechanical engineering and HGV driving to business administration and finance.
You’ll develop skills and on some programmes gain a qualification, plus you’ll earn a wage and have the prospect of a career with a global leading company in environmental services.
Our apprentices take part in on- and off-the job training and development activities and take on real work challenges so that they can develop and contribute positively to the organisation and communities in which we work.
Every year, our Apprentice of the Year awards helps us to highlight the integral part our hundreds of apprentices play in helping us achieve our businesses strategy, to ‘Resource the World.’
Held at the House of Commons, the award recognises apprenticeship excellent, from our broad spectrum of UK operations.
Jordan Gudgin - Veolia's Apprentice of the Year winner 2016
I'm really honoured to be Veolia's Apprentice of the Year 2016 and feel that my apprenticeship experience has enabled me to grow both professionally and personally.
On a planet where waste can no longer afford to be wasted, we are unlocking resources by unlocking their hidden value. Our most valuable resource in achieving our objectives however, is human. The people who bring the skills, ideas and innovations that drives our business forward.
Research shows the UK will need over a million new engineers by 2020* - double the number of annual engineering graduates and apprentices. The demand is now 69,000 qualified apprentices required each year, but less than half of that are available. Now is the time to inspire people looking for a career.
* The Universe of Engineering: A Call to Action, October 2014
There are currently 53 fleet workshops in the UK where our Heavy Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technicians (workshop fitters) work to maintain and keep our fleet on the road. Veolia’s Fleet team are proud of the work we do towards the circular economy and truly believe in the value of Apprenticeships, many of our Workshop Managers and senior fleet teams including the Director, commenced their working life as apprentices. Joining our FleetTechnical Academy opens you up to the same opportunities.
The academy is not like other technician apprenticeships. You will benefit from a Heavy Vehicle Service and Maintenance technician apprenticeship which is designed to develop your skills both academically and practically.
The three year programme is a combination of classroom based activity and practical knowledge gained through a series of block releases at our partner training centre – S&B Automotive Academy based in Bristol. In addition to this you will receive a full Induction and on the job practical work experience in our fleet workshops.
The academy will also develop further skills enabling you to receive recognised industry standards and qualifications to ensure we have an industry leading technically trained team. For those apprentices who want to develop their leadership and management skills; future opportunities to obtain a higher level apprenticeship may be available.