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Rebecca Stubbs Fidel Olaye Dadiso Musarurwa, graduate electrical engineer Chris Irving, graduate quantity surveyor Carmen Lau Emma Bacchus Mohammed Abu-Qulbain, graduate electrical engineer

UK graduates and students

Be part of a dedicated team delivering long-lasting value at every stage of a project.

Working in all areas of infrastructure, management and development, we look at challenges from a fresh angle, creating solutions that improve people’s lives.

You can keep up to date with what we're up to on LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.

2018 UK graduate brochure

I love that I am constantly learning, through working with expert colleagues and being able to work on a scope of various projects.


Graduate environmental consultant

We are currently recruiting the following roles for our 2019 intake. The rest of our schemes are now closed and will reopen later in the year for our 2020 intake.

Graduate GIS Analyst/Developer (Cambridge, London)

Graduate Building Information Modelling (BIM) Technician (Altrincham)

Graduate Geotechnical Engineer (Norwich)

Watch the interactive video featuring some of our managers and graduates. You can view in full screen using the bottom right hand icon:

Graduate schemes

Whatever your career goals are, you can be confident that Mott MacDonald will help you meet your ambitions, and beyond. We offer opportunities in the following areas:

  • Civil and structural engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Building services engineering
  • Quantity surveying
  • Project management
  • Transport planning
  • Management consultancy
  • Environment
  • Aviation
  • Fire engineering

We're joined up across sectors and geographies, you can go to our sector pages to find out more about the exciting projects you could be working on if you join us as a graduate.

We’re one of the largest employee owned companies. Being employee-owned allows us to choose the work taken on and focus on the issues that are important. Independent in thought and action, we do what’s genuinely right, not what is easy either for our clients or the company.

Your development

Accredited schemes

Whatever your career goals are, you can be confident that Mott MacDonald will help you achieve them. With the help of our dedicated learning and development team, our accredited graduate schemes aim to give you the experience and knowledge to continually develop your skills.

We’re experts at getting our graduates to chartership so, using all the resources available to you, you will have the opportunity to work on exciting projects whilst making your career journey to chartered status.

We currently offer accredited schemes with the Institution of Engineering and Technology, Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Institution of Civil Engineers, Chartered Institution of Water and Environmental Management, Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers, Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors, Transport Planning Society and Institute of Consulting.


Mott MacDonald Academy

As soon as you join us a graduate, you will become a member of the Mott MacDonald Academy, a structured development programme for entry level professionals.

The Academy will introduce you to key business and commercial competencies, helping you to drive your career forward while improving your personal effectiveness, customer focus, communication, and teamwork.

Summer internships and industrial placements

We want you to be sure about joining us once you leave university. Our range of summer internships and industrial placements are an opportunity for you to get an insight into the industry – and our company. Focusing on one of our many sectors you’ll gain valuable experience by working alongside graduates and experienced professionals. We recruit many of our interns to graduate roles, so a placement can be a great way to launch your career.

Industrial placement

As our industrial placements are 12 month contracts many of our students choose to relocate in order to do a placement and we are able to provide advice about finding suitable accommodation in the area.

Summer internship

Our summer internships last up to eight weeks from June to September and although we have nearly 30 offices across the UK, due to the length of our placements we encourage you to apply to locations where you will be able to arrange suitable accommodation.

Extra-curricular activities

Join our Inspire Professional Excellence (IPE) network

Coming into Mott MacDonald as a graduate, you will have the opportunity to be part of our global IPE network. The IPE network will provide you with a nurturing and challenging environment in which to expand your horizons, develop new skills, build confidence, and make new connections. This is done through a range of talks, workshops, mentoring and formal and informal learning.

The aims are to:

  • Share information and knowledge
  • Create an active network of young professionals
  • Facilitate personal and professional development
  • Create a mutual sense of benefit
  • Find new ways to improve the business

Sports and social

The range of activities organised by our office sports and social committees is almost as diverse as the people who work for us. From our extremely popular footy matches, to theatre trips, quizzes, and inter-office competitions – there is always something to get involved in. You will have the opportunity to expand your social and professional networks by meeting new people across the company. Also, it’s a lot of fun!

Charity and community

Our culture of corporate responsibility is extremely important to our values and we encourage all our staff – graduates especially – to get involved

  • Become a STEMNET Ambassador and promote engineering to young people
  • Links with RedR, Engineers Without Borders UK, Engineers for Overseas Development
  • Involvement in the Mott MacDonald Corporate Social Responsibility initiative
  • Attend and arrange lunchtime workshops and training sessions
  • Get involved with the Sports and Social Committee

We were also one of the first companies to support the Design Engineer Construct programme with Class of your Own. This innovative school curriculum helps develop young peoples’ skills and understanding of professional careers in construction.

Hear from our staff


Read blog entries from our staff across the business.

Application process

You will be asked to fill in an application form where we want to find out more about you. Here you will be asked to select your sector preferences, and office locations. You will also be sent our online strengths based assesment to complete.


Deadline for applications: 18 November 2018

If you are successful, you will be invited to an interview with your future team where you’ll have the opportunity to see the environment that you could be working in. This is a great opportunity to find out more about the projects you could be working on, the role and your potential colleagues.

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