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Aecom’s team of professionals are united by a common purpose – to enhance and sustain the world’s built, natural and social environments.

Whether it’s delivering a new hospital for a community, a city water infrastructure network or an integrated transport strategy for an entire country, teams of engineers, consultants, strategists and managers deliver projects that underpin lives everywhere – from docks to dams, stadiums to schools, roads to railways. Working across the UK and Europe through a network of over 30 regional offices, the company employs 3,000 people, generating turnover in excess of £185 million.

Aecom is one of the world’s largest global providers of professional technical services, responsible for some of the most complex and demanding projects ever constructed. Aecom employs over 35,000 people in more than 60 companies worldwide.

Aecom is a people focused business with a culture of support, development and professional fulfilment. The firm recruits the brightest and best graduates to challenge, encourage and actively support towards acquiring a relevant professional qualification. High levels of commitment are rewarded through exciting opportunities to learn and grow, working on world class projects that enhance professional development.

Aecom is a great place to work and develop a successful career. Selection as one of the Financial Times 50 Best UK Workplaces for the past four years supports their forward-thinking approach.

Keen to establish relationships with promising students, the consultant sponsors undergraduate students every year and also offers vacation work and industrial placements.

Further information is available through the careers section at As a forward thinking and dynamic company, the firm’s culture celebrates the individual, encouraging career progression and rewarding success.

Aecom’s acclaimed training Academy Framework offers graduates a comprehensive graduate training programme – GUIDE. The scheme is accredited by leading professional institutions including: ICE, CIBSE, CILT, IEE, CIWEM and IMechE. Graduates benefit from a £2,000 golden hello, a competitive salary and flexible benefits giving the opportunity to select a package that suits individual needs, including assistance in repaying student loans.


  • £2,000 golden hello

  • Assistance with student loan repayments

  • Salary - Competitive salary reviewed twice yearly for the first 2 years

  • Free permanent health insurance, life assurance and group personal accident

  • Money purchase pension scheme

  • 23 days holiday, increasing with service

  • Private health cover

  • 2008/9 graduate intake: approx 250


  • Buy or sell holiday entitlement up to a maximum of 3 days

  • Medical screening, critical illness insurance, dental insurance

  • Opportunity to enhance medical cover

  • Retail vouchers and much more

Graduate profile: Kate McCormick
Kate McCormick likes being outside, and she likes being with people and communicating. So she’s quite clear that being a civil engineer with Aecom ticks all the right boxes.

Kate joined the company in 2005, after graduating with a degree in civil engineering from Bristol University. “Aecom sponsored me at Uni,” she said, so I knew where I was going after college. But I wanted to travel too, and they were great about that. Six months into my job I took a nine month sabbatical, visiting Australia, New Zealand and South Africa.”

“I am currently working in Exeter office on many different sewerage schemes for South West Water, which involves reviewing budget applications”, Kate explained. “I enjoy combining my technical knowledge with the human element – sometimes even visiting people in their homes to discuss an application. I like the range of work – there is a lot going on and it is never predictable.”

As well as the day job, Kate is involved with the firm’s community programme. She visits local junior and secondary schools to get young minds thinking about engineering. She’s keeping her career plans moving forward by studying for professional accreditation through ICE – and says Aecom is behind her all the way. “I’ve got a mentor who helps me, and another engineer signs off my objectives and advices me on the training that I need. This is a good firm to start a career off with – they have the resources and support to get you to where you want to be, and a spectrum of work that allows leading edge thinking at the creative end of the engineering sector”.

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