A BRIGHT FUTURE
Halcrow is somewhere you can make an impact, where there are fresh challenges and no two days are the same.
Halcrow specialises in the provision of professional planning, design and management services for infrastructure development worldwide. Ranked as one of the UK’s leading consultancies, we generate a turnover in excess of £388 million.
Our employees are recognised internationally for their professionalism and range of capabilities. By concentrating on project and client expectations, we have developed an exceptionally broad and diverse skill base, embracing all aspects of water, transport, environment, consulting, maritime and property.
At Halcrow you are ensured a structured career that encourages the strengths of the individual and rewards success. We provide support and the career opportunities necessary for your continuing professional development and technical and interpersonal skills courses and learning events are delivered on a regular basis.
As a graduate we can offer you accredited and approved development schemes to help you further your qualifications as well as on the job learning, working in a friendly environment on projects with experienced people to bounce ideas off. We have a well established mentoring system offering support and guidance when you need it and there are also opportunities to work on multi-disciplinary and international projects.
We encourage employees to strike a healthy work-life balance by offering flexible working and the company has been re-accredited with Investors in People status in the UK. Halcrow looks for graduates who have enthusiasm, want to make the most of their graduate training opportunities and make a difference to the world in which we live.
For more information visit our website at www.halcrow.com/wherenext
Number of employees: over 8,300
Number of graduate vacancies: 200+
Opportunities to work overseas: yes
Work experience offered: yes
Training accredited by a professional body: ICE, IEE, IMechE, CIWEM, IStructE
Disciplines recruited from: civil, electrical, mechanical, structural, environmental, geography, transportation, urban planning, marine science and coastal engineering
Minimum degree required: 2.1
Starting salary in the region of: competitive
Other benefits: flexible benefits, private healthcare cover, contributory pension, 24 days annual leave, sports and social and flex time
Main contact details: Dawn Morton, human resources, Halcrow, Burderop Park, Swindon, Wiltshire SN4 OQD Web: www.halcrow.com
UK and international offices: a network of over 80 UK and international offices. Addresses and locations may be found on our website halcrow.com
How to apply: company application form available on website. Closing date for applications: ongoing
Graduate profile: Elzbieta Solowczuk
Ella studied for her MEng in civil engineering at the Technical University of Szczecin, in her home country of Poland. She knew by the time that she graduated in March 2006 that she wanted to continue to follow her specialisation in roads and highways, and she also knew that she wanted to get a taste of working in another country to broaden her field of experience.
Coming over to the UK to start her career, Ella applied to Halcrow and was immediately interviewed and offered a place in the Swindon highways team. Since then, she has not looked back. "I have been working on some incredibly exciting projects, despite being still relatively new to the firm," she said. "I am currently involved in schemes for some local authorities – but other projects have included working on the detail design for Edinburgh Tram and the tender for Junction 11 of the M4."
"I am working really hard but it is all so interesting and enjoyable. I learn something new every day and I am being given levels of responsibility that I did not expect, which makes things really exciting. The challenges are there – but everyone here is so friendly and helpful that I can always ask for advice and support if I need it. I enjoy being part of the team here and have a good social network with other graduates, so there is always a lot going on. I have signed up to the ICE training agreement. My supervising engineer is making sure that I get my reports written up, she is pushing me to do things, to stretch myself further. She’s great, always giving me things to read and keeping me motivated. I love working on highways – I find it very rewarding work. It is what I always wanted to do, and Halcrow is enabling me to give my career a clear focus."