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UK graduates and students

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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.

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


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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 engineering
  • Mechanical engineering
  • Electrical engineering
  • Building services engineering
  • Quantity surveying
  • Project management
  • Transport planning
  • Management consultancy
  • Water and environment

Joining Mott MacDonald means being part of a globally connected community, with access to an exceptional breadth of career paths and the opportunity to work on projects that matter. If one of our main schemes does not offer you the career you have in mind we also advertise individual vacancies on an ad hoc basis – keep an eye on our careers site for these vacancies.

Mott MacDonald is a diverse organisation; we’re joined up across sectors and geographies. 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

Our award-winning graduate programme (supported by a dedicated learning and development team) will give you the experience and technical knowledge to develop your skills.

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Accredited schemes

You’ll receive the training you need and you will be assigned a chartered mentor, who will guide you to meet the objectives of your professional training agreement. Joining us will enable you to gain chartered status while working on some of the most exciting projects.

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.

The Academy

At the start of your career you will enrol on the Mott MacDonald Academy, which that runs alongside your professional development scheme. The Academy will introduce you to key business and commercial competencies, helping you to drive your career forward.

The Academy will improve your personal effectiveness, customer focus, communication and teamwork.Graduates enjoying the Academy

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 online numerical, verbal and inductive reasoning assessments to complete.

Successful applicants will be invited for an interview with your future team in the office you’ll be working in. This is a great opportunity to find out about the projects you will be working on, your future role and to meet your potential colleagues.

All schemes are now closed for applications apart from our environment and ecology schemes as well as a small number of individual graduate vacancies.

Get involved

We recognise that our people are our most important asset, and therefore we offer graduates opportunities to get involved and network beyond their day job.

Join our Inspire Professional Excellence (IPE) network

Coming into Mott MacDonald as a graduate, you’ll be part of a lively 1500-strong global ‘Inspire Professional Excellence’ network. IPE offers opportunities for building your network and a great way to develop your career and accelerate towards chartership. IPE organises a wealth of talks, workshops, and formal and informal learning and mentoring opportunities.

The aims of IPE are:

  1. Sharing information & knowledge
  2. Creation of an active network of Young Professionals
  3. Facilitate personal & professional development
  4. Create a mutual sense of benefit

Finding new ways to improve the business

Sports and social

Each office has a sports and social committee which organises a wide variety of events to cater to all tastes, including theatre trips, football, pub quizzes. Our sports and socials activities cuts are open to everyone, so it’s a great way to expand your social and professional networks, and have fun doing it!

There is also plenty of opportunity to socialise with other graduates and your team.

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.

Summer Internships and Industrial Placements

Our summer internships and industrial placements give you insight into the industry – and our company. Focusing on one of our many sectors you’ll gain valuable experience by working on real projects alongside graduates and experienced professionals. We recruit many of our interns into graduate roles, so a placement can be a great way to launch your career.

Our summer internships are up to 8 weeks placements 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. As our industrial placements are 12 month contracts many of our students relocate in order to do a placement and we are able to provide advice about finding suitable accommodation in the area.

Contact us

If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact the graduate recruitment team on:

Email: graduate.recruitment@mottmac.com

Telephone: 0208 774 2084

For the latest Mott MacDonald news and information about our schemes, follow us on Twitter @MottMacGraduate. We look forward to seeing you soon!


Answers to the most common questions about our UK graduate opportunities



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