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Jacobs

Jacobs is one of the world's largest and most diverse providers of professional technical services to commercial, industrial and government clients.

With more than 48,000 employees and revenues exceeding $8bn (Ł3.96bn) Jacobs continues to grow its business every year.

Operating across a wide range of markets including infrastructure, transportation, development, buildings, structures, environment, utilities, energy, defence and pharmaceuticals, Jacobs' global network includes 60 major offices across 15 countries.

Opportunities exist across our business in the UK and Ireland across highways, bridges, rail, buildings, water/waste water, marine, ground management, nuclear and defence, traffic and transportation, flood management, plus more.

To apply visit www.JACOBS.com or telephone Rosie Mackay 0141 243 8298

BENEFITS

 ICE-accredited training scheme

 Three-year graduate development programme which is supported by a trained mentor

 Further Learning for BEng graduates

 Graduate weekend challenges skills and develops team building

 A range of summer, work experience and year in industry placements

 Sponsorships

 Competitive salary

 A broad flexible benefits programme, including flexibility in addition to core holiday entitlements.

 Comprehensive life assurance and pension scheme

 Extensive paid holiday of up to 32 days, including national and public holidays

GRADUATE PROFILE
Harry Weld-Forester

Harry Weld-Forester graduated from the University of Edinburgh in 2005, having successfully completed a MEng in civil engineering. He started his professional career almost immediately, joining Jacobs as a graduate engineer at the firm's Glasgow office.

Harry knew that he wanted to specialise in water engineering. Within a month of joining Jacobs, he had the opportunity to move to Devon.

Always one to take a challenge and grasp it with both hands, Harry moved south and joined the busy team in the Jacobs Exeter office, where he has now worked for two years.

"I love my job here," says Harry. "I am part of the Jacobs team that is working with Wessex Water and with South Water on various projects, all looking at ways to help improve waste water and sewage services."

Harry is thriving on the different levels of involvement and responsibility that he has experienced. "As a project engineer, I am really involved in everything to do with running the projects that I am assigned to," he explains. "This covers off a lot of different things on a day to day basis - not just the design work, but also going out on site, administering contracts, a little bit of management, some of the financial issues as well."

"It has been a great learning curve, but I enjoy it," Harry continues. "I especially like being part of the team, working with such great people is one of the best parts. There are always such great opportunities - each project brings with it new things to learn, and different things to experience. Jacobs is very good at providing graduate training - especially the health and safety training, which was fantastic. They put a lot of effort into giving graduates the best learning and development opportunities Đ and if you get stuck on a job, that is not a problem as everyone is very open and willing to answer questions."

Harry is getting a lot of support from the firm, as he works towards becoming a chartered civil engineer. He knows that he has made the right career choice. "If I was talking to an engineering student right now, I would say, keep going Đ it gets a lot more interesting once you are out there."

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