Our Graduates

Development programmes with on-the-job-training and off-site development

You’ll need communication skills, enthusiasm, resilience, ambition – plus a 2:1 degree by the time the programme starts in September 2020. For our Role Specific stream, the degree requirements will be dependent on the role being advertised. For our Future Business Leaders stream, we are open to graduates from all disciplines. For both streams we want to develop you as a leader of the future within Veolia.

In the UK, we recently converged our 3 Divisions; water, waste and energy; into “One Veolia” in line with our strategic direction. So the graduates from our 2019 graduate development programme will be in a unique position as they get the opportunity to spend structured time across a wider business. We believe our future leaders will be better equipped to drive teams to deliver business profitability and innovative thinking if they understand the whole business. Our people are the core of our business so we want to invest in building great leaders of the future – and that could be you!

Are you interested in a development programme with a combination of structured on-the-job-training and off-site development interventions supported by senior business managers? The managers will be offering you honest insights about their great successes, experiences and lessons learned, so if that appeals this could be the programme for you.


We want graduates who would like to be part of a graduate cohort, where they share their experiences and learn from each other.  Combined with this we need people who see the future benefit of networking across the business during a range of site visits that we will organise for you.  

We will support you in developing your career so, depending on your interests, the programme could enable you to find a wide range of opportunities. Our contracts are as diverse as our people. For example, we need great people to motivate and manage teams of drivers, site operatives, loaders, street sweepers, gardeners, ICA engineers and electrical and mechanical technicians, to deliver business performance including key performance indicators that are aligned to the business strategy. As a manager you may also find yourself managing relationships with our clients, building growth opportunities for the future and taking a lead role in preparing and presenting to a wide variety of customers. You would be expected to manage a budget and understand budget requirements for your area. Please look here to find out more about some of our external clients and how we work together with them.