Graduate Development Programme

See your next step as a graduate at Veolia
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So you’ve finished university – what next?

Our graduate roles for 2024 are now live. 

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Whatever you’re looking for after graduating, there are all kinds of reasons to join us here at Veolia.

From the meaningful impact we make on our communities, to the exciting career prospects we offer, we’re a global company with one goal. To push for sustainable transformation. And we’re making that happen through innovation that helps industries, cities, and communities use energy, water, and waste more sustainably.

With over 220,000 team members across a range of different roles, it’s a huge effort. But we’re all united by our individual and collective ambition – to provide smart environmental solutions that make a lasting difference, and build a career we can be proud of. No matter what role you have, when you join us you can play a key role in achieving our vision, and we can make yours happen too.

Join our two-year Graduate scheme

As a Graduate, you represent more to us than just the future of our team. You’re key to what we’re doing now too. So we’ve done everything possible to create an environment where you can put what you’ve learned into practice and keep progressing with learning and development opportunities. With us, you can build a career that lasts as long as the sustainable future we’re pushing for.

Do you have passion, ambition and an eagerness to learn? Perhaps you have some innovative ideas to help tackle climate change or you work really well in diverse teams?

If any of these attributes sound like you, we want to hear from you!

Two years of comprehensive training

Our two-year core Graduate development programme is delivered to all Graduates as part of the wider cohort. With hands-on experience and genuine responsibility, you’ll learn through a mix of in-person and virtual sessions.

Even after you finish the programme, you can continue learning for as long as you want to. We’re strong believers in continuous development here at Veolia and actively encourage and support all our people to keep going.

Some of the areas you’ll learn more about include:

  • Graduate Induction
  • Risk Awareness
  • Manual Handling and Fire Awareness
  • Communication Skills
  • Environmental Awareness
  • Project Management
  • IOSH Working Safely
  • Influencing and Negotiation Skills
  • Personal Brand
  • Networking
  • 360 Coaching
  • Psychometric Insights

Whether it’s through training, shadowing, mentoring, or coaching, we ensure all our placements offer you the perfect chance to grow on both a personal and professional level. On top of that, you’ll also have open access to our HR team when it comes to your development, so you’ll never be isolated no matter where you are.

How we’ll reward you

Naturally, great work deserves great rewards. As a Graduate with us, you’ll get:

  • A permanent contract
  • A competitive salary
  • 25 days annual holiday
  • An award-winning cycle-to-work scheme
  • Savings on many high street brands and shops
  • Company pension scheme
  • A Graduate Awards Ceremony
  • Leadership & Management Development

How to apply

Apply online by following our application process. This keeps things consistent and fair for everyone. The application may challenge you, but don’t worry, it helps us to see your potential.

Following the online application, your next task is to complete gamified assessment challenges. If you are successful in this part of the process we’ll invite you to attend a virtual assessment day and then a face-to-face site visit.

At each stage one of our Early Careers team will be in touch with you to let you know how you performed and if we’d like to see you again. We know how important feedback is, so we’ll share constructive commentary whether you’re successful or unsuccessful.

Before you apply, the best thing you can do is make sure you understand the graduate programme and the development on offer. We also suggest following us on social media to see what we've been up to. A little research goes a long way!

Graduate induction

As a graduate your journey with us begins with a packed three-day induction. It’s how we welcome you to Veolia, the graduate development programme and set you up to succeed with a big dose of excitement and inspiration!

Across the three days, guest speakers and experts from across Veolia will deliver a range of sessions to help you understand our business. This includes a welcome from our Executive Vice-President, Gavin Graveson. Through him you’ll learn all about Veolia, our strategy and our purpose of ecological transformation. And you’ll hear from other members of our Executive Committee as they deliver further insight about Veolia. 

Finally, your induction is the first opportunity to meet your graduate peers and start to build your network while having lots of fun. Think team dinners, games and lots of prizes up for grabs! 

Graduate roles we offer

Corporate Roles:

  • HR Graduate
  • Commercial Sales Graduate
  • Facilities Management Graduate
  • Graduate Improvement Coordinator
  • Marketing Assistant Graduate
  • Regulatory Compliance Graduate
  • Quality Assurance Graduate
  • Digital Transformation Manager


Commercial/Operational Projects:

  • Regional Commercial Coordinator Graduate
  • Graduate Operational Project Coordinator
  • Graduate Business Manager
  • Commercial Graduate
  • Graduate Project Manager
  • Innovation and Sustainability Graduate
  • Graduate Contract Officer
  • Environmental & Sustainability Graduate


  • Graduate Project Engineer
  • Engineering Support Graduate
  • Graduate Process Engineer
  • ERF Operations Graduate
  • Project Development Engineer Graduate
  • Graduate Engineer
  • Graduate Maintenance Engineer
  • Technical Modelling Graduate
  • Graduate Efficiency Engineer
  • Construction Engineer Graduate
  • Graduate Technical Performance Engineer
  • Graduate Chemist
  • Energy Graduate Engineer



  • Financial Modelling Graduate
  • Finance Systems Analyst Graduate
  • Accountancy Graduate

While we hope you've found all the answers you're looking for, we appreciate that you may have further questions or require further help. If you need to get in touch with the Early Careers Team, please feel free to contact us at [email protected]