Veolia and Imperial launch vocational R & D training for engineers

Veolia Environmental Services and Imperial College London have teamed up to offer engineering students an invaluable experience in waste and resource management in their final years of studying. 

Students will collaborate with world renowned research teams and increase their technological expertise with the overall aim of bringing young talent into the low carbon economy.

Five students have been enrolled for 2011 and undertake projects this summer covering topics from recycling to recovery, biomass and hazardous waste treatment completing the research phase in September. One project involves working on-site to boost the energy efficiency of resource recovery infrastructure.
The company expects that some of the students will go on to take places on the VES UK GEDI scheme (graduate engineer development and induction), a 2 year rolling scheme to deploy engineers throughout the business. One student will also be inducted at Veolia Environnement Campus in France in its sustainability training. 

Richard Kirkman, Veolia Environmental Services’ Head of Technology explains “We will provide case studies, sites and mentoring whilst the students bring a fresh and innovative approach underpinned by world class tutors and advisors on campus. Our aim is a closer working relationship between industry and the research community.”