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MWH is one of the worlds largest providers of water, environmental, infrastructure and energy services. With 7,000 staff and 170 offices around the globe, MWH offers a world of opportunity for broadening experience and rapid career development.

International technology, regional knowledge and local skills have made MWH No.1 in Water and No.7 in Waste (according to NCE Consultants File 2008). While water remains their core business, diversification into areas such as project management, environmental and business consultancy, along with activities focused on climate change, provide even more scope for meeting your career aspirations.

Employee-owned, MWH takes its corporate and social responsibility seriously. As well as a variety of community action projects, it is also a major sponsor of WaterAid. You’ll be encouraged and supported to follow your own passions, and help contribute to its business and mission – to "Build a Better World".

MWH’s structured Professional Development Programme means that straightaway you’ll be doing a real job on live projects. Help and support are always available, whether from your mentor or a passing colleague, who are happy to share knowledge and experience. Approved by a variety of professional bodies, including the ICE, the scheme is tailored to meet your individual needs, quickly help you to understand the corporate environment and support you in achieving professional status. Ongoing educational courses and professional tools all help to maintain your developmental momentum.

MWH is looking for approximately 20-30 civil engineering graduates to join its Professional Development Programme. You will be self-motivated, flexible, reliable, enthusiastic and able to work as part of a multi-disciplined team.

For more information and to apply online, visit our website at


  • Annual intake 50-60 graduates, predominantly civil engineering

  • ICE accredited Professional Development Programme

  • A mentor to support your professional development

  • Opportunities for work placements for industrial training year students - we also have summer placement opportunities

  • Opportunities for overseas secondments within MWH global network

  • Locations: Belfast, Bradford, Cardiff, Crawley, Edinburgh, East Kilbride, High Wycombe, Newcastle, Solihull, Wakefield and Warrington


  • Competitive starting salary with 6-monthly reviews

  • 23 days holiday plus bank holidays

  • Private healthcare

  • Contributory pension scheme

  • ICE subscriptions and examination fees paid

Graduate profile: John Kindness
John Kindness knew from early on in his student life that he wanted to work with water. Graduating with an MEng in Civil Engineering and Environmental Design from Aberdeen University in July 2007, he wanted to focus on the environmental and sustainable design agenda. 'I could see that MWH really fitted in with what I wanted to do – there is a strong environmental side to the company. I wanted to be involved with work where I could see the impact of the project as it is delivered.'

Following interviews and an assessment centre, John started work in the Warrington office in September 2007. 'I have been working on many different projects,' he explained. 'First challenges included working on some wastewater networks projects, and some cost benefit analysis. 'This is an enjoyable place to work,' John said. 'Everyone is open and friendly, and the focus is professional. There is a professional development workbook for us graduates to follow as we gain experience, and we are given plenty of support by both line managers and by an assigned mentor. The work is always at the right level for my ability – and there is always more responsibility or harder challenges there if you are ready for it, or ask for it. I am helped along the way and encouraged to take more responsibility when I feel ready to step the pace up. I am working on a variety of projects that make a difference, doing work that I enjoy, with friendly and supportive people who are happy to show me how things get done'

John is working towards professional accreditation with ICE. 'There is a strong culture of continuing professional development at MWH, they give a lot of training and help us keep on track to meet our objectives. There are about 20 graduates in this office. We have regular monthly graduate meetings where we share ideas.'

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