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Mott MacDonald

Mott MacDonald is a 12,000-strong global management, engineering and development consultancy. With projects in more than 140 countries, the company works in all sectors – from transport, energy, buildings, water and the environment to health, education, industry and communications.

The company works with customers and partners to deliver cost-effective and practical solutions, always looking for talented graduates with the ability and confidence to thrive in a dynamic, flexible and innovative environment.

The range of projects provides opportunities to work in different locations, broadening your experience as you develop your professional skills. The company's well-established mentoring programme will support you on a structured training programme that leads to chartered status.


 2007 graduate intake: 200, as well as 100 UK vacation placements and 30 industrial placements

 Diverse projects in varied locations, with 30 UK offices, plus many offices/sites worldwide

 Accredited training schemes with ICE, IMechE, IET, IStructE, CIBSE and CIWEM

 Full support of a mentor and senior mentor while working towards chartership, with additional guidance available from the company's dedicated learning and development team

 Funding of your training agreement with the relevant institution

 Active sports/leisure life if you want it

 Undergraduate bursary award scheme for students who have worked with the company as an industrial placement or as a vacation student

 Support if you want to give back to the community

 Competitive starting salary, life insurance, contributory pension scheme and profit-related bonus scheme

 30 days holiday entitlement, including public holidays and company days, or email

Graduate profile Jenny Smith

Jenny Smith studied for her MEng at the University of Manchester, graduating in June 2006. She joined Mott MacDonald the following September.

'Mott MacDonald sponsored me at university, I also enjoyed two great summer placements there, so when they offered me a job it was an easy decision to accept. I felt that I knew the office, people and the projects,' says Jenny.

Jenny was attracted to the firm's wide range of projects, and the opportunities that they would give her. "I joined the Highways and Transportation team, because that is what interests me," she explains, "but I also knew that if I wanted to do something different, it's always possible. They allow people to move around, and it was this flexibility and the sheer broad scope of the projects on the go that persuaded me."

Jenny's first job in 2006 was working on the London Cross River Tram, which saw her working on some basic design drawings in her first week on the job. "I'm currently helping on another tram project in Nottingham,' says Jenny. 'I'm involved in parts of the design work, and also preparing everything ready for an imminent public inquiry. I really enjoy my work', she says.' Every single day is different."

Graduate profile Jack Li

Jack Li studied for a BEng in civil engineering, followed by an MSc in Water and Environmental engineering, at the University of Surrey, graduating in 2005.

Jack knew that he wanted to go into water engineering, and joined Mott MacDonald's water team in Cambridge to kick-start his career.

Following a progress review at a regular personal development meeting, Jack went on secondment to join Thames Water under a framework agreement with Mott MacDonald, helping on a reservoir network tunnel inspection programme. "My role is more project management here," says Jack. "Lots of contract preparation and client liaison. I've been very lucky to get this chance to complement my design experience with some project management work. It's a completely different aspect. They listened to what I said I wanted, and now I'm here and I'm loving it. At Mott MacDonald they do help you to get the best for you."

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