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URS is recognised as one of the world’s leading consulting firms, based in more than 300 offices around the globe. Together, URS people number more than 55,000

Our long heritage of delivering high-quality service has positioned URS as industry leader across the Environmental Consulting, Transportation Services, Engineering Design, Mergers and Acquisitions, Corporate Responsibility Consulting, Strategic Facilities Management, Economics and Property Development sectors.

URS engineers are well respected by the firm’s prestigious clients for the pro-active approach taken in the managing of additional URS services that may be employed on high profile projects.

Graduates will join a highly experienced, dedicated and caring team of professionals where they can learn on real projects, with plenty of support and opportunities for continuing professional development.

The company is committed to individual career development, including a designated number of training days each year, technical training on and off site, online training modules and a large number of soft skills training programmes which include leadership training and project management modules.

All graduates are enrolled in a graduate development programme with the aim of achieving accreditation in 11 specified URS core competencies which runs in parallel and in support of any structured scheme such as ICE Chartership.

If you’re looking for a career that will challenge and develop you, give you opportunity to add to URS success and have some fun too, then take a look at the URS website -


  • Graduate development programme

  • Continual Professional Development

  • Employee referral bonus programme

  • Cycle to Work scheme

  • Season ticket loan

  • Private pension

  • Life assurance

  • Permanent health insurance

  • Employee share option scheme

Graduate profile: James Dallas
"I’m a graduate engineer," said James cheerfully. !I graduated from Bristol University in 2007. After looking around a bit, I decided that URS was the way to go and joined the Bristol office in the October. I saw that the firm is active all over the world and it all looked interesting and exciting, I liked the look and feel of the Bristol office when I came for interview."

"I had an inkling that URS was a big company – but had no real idea of the size and scope of work until I started here. I am seeing so many different aspects of engineering. The potential for an exciting career is tremendous. I have just come back from a month in Brunei, where I carried out a condition survey on the married quarters of the Ghurkha Regiment based there."

"The firm offers lots of opportunities for like-minded people, engineers who all work towards the same sustainable goals and take their professionalism seriously. Right now I think I am in a good spot – I am given the right amount of responsibility for my level, and plenty of opportunities to learn through being hands on and through training. I’ve got myself signed up to the ICE Chartership programme. There are other graduates here in Bristol doing the same thing, so we have joined forces. I know that I want to specialise in structural design, so eventually I want to sit the IStructE exams too, but one step at a time!"

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