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Hyder Consulting, the leading international advisory and design consultancy, has over 4,700 employees in 62 offices worldwide.

Its client-focused and dynamic outlook create a challenging, stimulating and rewarding environment for its people.

A recognised leader in delivering inspired sustainable solutions across the water and environment, transport, property, energy, resources and industry sectors, the company has ambitious growth plans and has already completed a number of significant acquisitions this year.

The proud Hyder heritage of developing and innovating on the most iconic projects of the 21st century is typified by the firm’s work on the Burj Dubai tower, the world’s tallest building. Hyder offers exciting career opportunities to creative, talented people – attracting the best in the business through a combination of international expertise, an enviable portfolio of prestigious clients and ground-breaking projects.

With success firmly linked to the skill and dedication of Hyder’s teams worldwide, the company looks for passionate, innovative people, hungry for challenge and to create exceptional client solutions. Reflecting the importance that Hyder places on its people, its UK Graduate Board is mandated to develop new initiatives and represent graduate views to the UK management team.

All graduates benefit from the firm’s significant investment in on and off the job training through Hyder Training Agreements with the main professional institutions and good performance is rewarded.

The emphasis on career progression continues after chartership: Hyder’s Professional Excellence Groups provide unique forums for employees to share and benefit from technical innovation globally and obtaining experience in the company’s international offices is encouraged.

In addition, a talent pipeline provides the individual with the opportunity to progress from graduate level to the company’s Executive and Professional Boards which are responsible for the strategic and professional direction of the company.

Hyder recruits up to 100 graduates per year and is actively seeking people from all engineering and design disciplines. There are also openings for graduates with other specialisms including business management, geography and economics. Hyder also recruits graduates into its Corporate Services teams, including finance, human resources, marketing, graphic design, IT, office administration and bidding.


  • Annual Leave – 23 days plus bank holidays, additional annual leave purchase

  • 6 monthly salary reviews for graduates whilst in training

  • Car leasing, cycle scheme

  • Employee Award Scheme, Employee Recognition Scheme

  • Enhanced maternity, paternity and adoption pay

  • Private health care and dental cover

  • Pension, life assurance

  • Overseas opportunities

  • Hyder Share Incentive Plan

  • Competitive remuneration and benefits packages

Graduate profile: Paula Farshim
Paula Farshim graduated from the University of Surrey with an MEng in civil engineering, and joined Hyder in 2004 as a civil / geotechnical engineer in the company’s Environmental Solutions team in Guildford.

"I was sponsored by Hyder at university," explained Paula. "After graduation, I joined the Geotechnics division of the Environmental Solutions Group. Within a year I was given the opportunity to work on a prestigious scheme in Dubai: the Light Rail Transit. I have also worked with our contaminated land and highways teams to gain some multidisciplinary experience. One of the main highlights of my career to date has been receiving Hyder’s UK Graduate of the Year’ Award."

Paula has taken full advantage of exciting overseas work opportunities. "The chance to travel and build your career at the same time is too good an opportunity to miss. So far, I have been seconded to our Hong Kong and Sydney offices. Both of these experiences were incredible. Working abroad did more than just provide me with a greater comprehension of the company’s international business reach. I also gained invaluable experience towards my aspirations in achieving chartered status and progressing further with the company."

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