Veolia UK | Driving careers

Areas of opportunity

Veolia is a huge business...

...with over 174,000 employees across the world and over 14,000 in the UK alone. We have people in an incredibly wide range of roles and what unites us is our passion and ambition. We're a leader in providing smart environmental solutions - and are looking for people who share our drive and vision.

With us, you'll be part of a culture that's both innovative and inclusive. We really value diverse points of view and encourage everyone to contribute to our goals. To help you, you'll have exceptional learning and development programmes. You can also expect the support of a warm and friendly team.

Operational roles | drivers

If you're looking for a rewarding job, why not join us as a driver? It's a varied role that could see you taking charge of your own route or providing cover for other drivers. However you work, you'll have the chance to expand your skills and knowledge.

We have opportunities to drive all kinds of vehicles, including HGVs, front-end loaders and skips.

To join us, you must be an experienced driver with the relevant driving license and qualification appropriate for the role, as detailed in the job description.

Management and Support roles | Human Resources

In a rapidly transforming business like ours, we have some really interesting challenges for ambitious HR professionals. Whatever your role, you'll have the freedom to shape the way we work to meet our overall objectives. You'll develop personally too, benefiting from our highly regarded training and on top of that, you'll work with the knowledge that you're helping to promote the green economy.

Across the organisation we have more than 140 HR professionals in a variety of areas. These include:

  • Shared Services and Payroll
  • Learning & Development
  • Resourcing
  • Employee Relations and Policy Development
  • Culture and Engagement
  • HR Business Partnering

Within our operational business areas across the UK our HR Business Partners and Employee Relations teams play a key part in influencing the people agenda working closely with the regional teams.

Management and Support roles | Finance

Finance is much more than a support function at Veolia. It plays an integral role in driving the business forward and by extension contributes greatly to the circular economy.

We have finance professionals across every part of the organisation, including central teams and shared services. Together, they offer a vast depth and breadth of knowledge.

The energy and ideas they bring have been instrumental in our success so far, while their professional integrity and the rigorous quality standards they apply give us the confidence to set our sights higher and take on ever more exciting challenges.

If you have big ambitions for your career and you're eager to contribute to a business that cares about more than just profit, Veolia is definitely the place to be. So, why not join us?

Management and Support roles | Engineering

Whether you're a chemical, mechanical or civil engineer, you could have a truly rewarding career with us. Part of a diverse team, you'll be at the heart of a business that's creating a more sustainable future. That means lots of opportunities to tackle interesting challenges, explore fresh markets, and manufacture brand new products. What's more, you could be working directly with clients to find even more innovative solutions.

If you're a talented problem solver who shares our flexible approach, you'll go far. Whatever your background, you'll have the industry training you need to get up to speed. From there, you'll have the chance to develop your career in a number of directions, including into management.

Graduate Development Programme

Looking for a company that will help you work your way to the top? Our Graduate Development Programme is an exciting opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge you’ll need to progress to a senior role or long-term career at Veolia.

Our 2-year programme will provide you with a mixture of on-the-job and off-the-job training. You’ll need to complete a series of modules that will familiarise you with the different areas of our business and give you a great foundation in general management.

Our Early Careers Resourcing and Learning Development teams will be on hand to help you and review your performance as you progress throughout the programme.

Graduates who complete our training programme can look forward to becoming the environmental professionals that will make our business a success in the future.

Anthony Thomas who completed our graduate scheme at Veolia has recently won the Engineer of the Year award, find out more about Anthony's award here.

Finance Graduate roles

The Veolia Graduate Finance Scheme provides the opportunity to build a finance career within a globally recognised organisation.

The package offers a fully funded programme, with participants achieving chartered status as well as benefiting from practical experience. A three-year rotational scheme provides the necessary support and development to complete your chosen qualification. 

The scheme also offers a supplementary training package provided by Veolia’s dedicated training centre - Campus Veolia - designed to provide the necessary management skills to help individuals advance throughout the organisation. Veolia are accredited by CIMA and ACCA and work closely with our training provider BPP to deliver structured study.

As a participant on our Graduate Finance Scheme, you will attend graduate scheme days which will allow you to socialise with other candidates; visit different Veolia facilities and offices, and benefit from guest speakers from around the business.

As a fully qualified valued member of the finance team you will be presented with many opportunities to integrate with the wider organisation through our many project teams, conferences, working groups and strategic initiatives.

Continued professional development sessions, and both external and internal training courses will ensure you stay up to date with the latest changes in accounting policy. While Veolia’s global operations enable opportunities within our different divisions around the world. 

Application process:

  • The Application process takes place on an annual basis and is open between April and May. Both internal and external candidates can apply by submission of a CV.
  • Candidates are shortlisted, with successful individuals invited to complete an online aptitude test.
  • The candidates successful from this stage will be invited to attend an assessment day in June, which will include interviews, a short 10 minute presentation and group activities.
  • On completing the assessment day, successful candidates will be selected based on a combined score.
  • Successful candidates will be expected to start in August.

The benefits:

  • The opportunity to gain a finance career within a globally recognised organisation that is innovative and energetic.
  • Veolia will fund the courses, exams and membership fees for your chosen qualification.
  • Generous study leave and support is provided throughout, which can be used for courses or home study.
  • Competitive structured salary packages with pay awards linked to exam success.
  • Dedicated mentors who have been through the process and help to provide you with regular support and guidance throughout your time on the scheme.
  • There is a feeling of group community and a support network from both other scheme members and the scheme committee.
Apprenticeship programme

Want to learn as you earn? We help our apprentices to learn on the job and gain the vocational qualifications they need to perform a variety of skilled roles. Everything from mechanical engineering and HGV driving to customer service and horticulture.

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