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MWH, an employee-owned global environmental engineering consultancy, provides knowledge-driven services to government agencies, utility companies and multinational organisations.

With more than 6,000 staff in 36 countries, there is a world of opportunity to broaden experience and rapid career development.

Engineers at MWH have designed, built and managed many of the largest, most innovative and technologically advanced projects in the world. No 1 consultant to the UK water industry, according to NCE, MWH is actively expanding into other sectors, particularly environmental engineering.

At MWH, every employee is considered to be a member of the team, supported to develop personally and professionally. An award-winning knowledge management programme, built around the company's people, is the glue that holds the organisation together, a powerful force for change. Also, 120 'knowledge communities' bring people and ideas together, sharing innovation worldwide.

MWH employees are encouraged to develop. Learning from some of the industry's most respected names, graduates gain expertise in the latest technologies and scientific developments. Powerful career-building resources includes on-the-job mentoring.

Through the MWH University, most employees take a 'creating the future' course, which develops interpersonal skills. Graduates chart their own course in the company, rather than relying on traditional career path options. Excellence is recognised and encouraged, but not at any cost. An ethical nature is demonstrated by a commitment to sustainable development. Each year, outstanding employees present work at the annual company knowledge forum, held in Breckenridge, USA.

MWH is looking for approximately 40 civil engineering graduates with strong communication and organisational skills and creative flair to join its graduate development programme. Applicants need to be self-motivated, flexible, reliable and able to work as part of a multidisciplinary team.

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 Annual intake: 40Đ50, predominantly civil engineering graduates

 ICE accredited training scheme

 ICE subscriptions and examination fees paid

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

 Opportunities for overseas secondments within MWH global network


 Competitive starting salary

 23 days' holiday, plus bank holidays

 Private healthcare

 Contributory pension scheme

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


By the time Mary Wells left the University of Birmingham in 2003 with an MEng in civil engineering with management in her pocket, she knew that she wanted to specialise in hydraulics and water engineering. She also knew where she was going to work - at MWH.

"Hydraulics was the part of my degree course that I enjoyed the most," says Mary.

"I knew that this was the kind of work that I wanted to do. I first came across MWH at a Birmingham careers fair, and they seemed very interesting. They arranged for me to visit them and meet people that I would be working with, so I really understood what I was signing up to."

Mary's good impression of MWH continued as she has got stuck into her new role as a graduate engineer. Her first job was in the Wastewater Networks modelling group, moving after eight months to work on smaller-scale hydraulic modelling of treatment works, which led to into detailed civil design work. She has been full time on one project since summer 2005. "I prefer the problem-solving and design aspects of this work compared to the heavily computer-based modelling work of my first job," says Mary. "I like the challenge - no two days are ever the same, and I really like to see things being built."

With an eye to the future, Mary has signed up for the ICE graduate scheme, and has found MWH to be behind her all the way to Chartership.

"There is a lot of coaching and mentoring here," she explains.

"The training manager looks after everyone, making sure that we get the right training. People are always happy to explain things so that I know what I am doing, and that has been important to me. I have been given responsibility, increasing as I go, but never more than I can cope with."

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