Project Management Graduate

  • Job Reference: JR14459
  • Date Posted: 29 January 2024
  • Employer: Veolia
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  • Location: Chesterfield, Derbyshire
  • Salary: £27,000 to £29,000
  • Sector: Environment & Agriculture
  • Job Type: Full Time

Job Description

Salary: Starting from £27,000 per annum plus Veolia benefits

Location: Chesterfield

Programme Duration: 2 years

Candidate shortlisting will take place on w/c 19th of February and assessment days will take place between w/c 26th of February and 4th of March 2024.

When you see the world as we do, you see the chance to help the world take better care of its resources, and help it become a better place for everyone.

Through our graduate scheme you'll help us to achieve our purpose of Ecological Transformation and build a career we can be proud of. No matter what role you have, when you join us you can play a key role in achieving our vision, and we can make yours happen too.

We know that everyone here at Veolia can help us work alongside our communities, look after the environment in small and big ways, and contribute towards our inclusive culture.

What we can offer you;

  • 25 days of annual leave

  • Access to our company pension scheme

  • Life assurance

  • Ongoing training and development opportunities, allowing you to reach your full potential

  • Access to a range of resources to support your physical, mental and financial health; so you can lean on us whenever you need to

  • 24-hour access to a virtual GP, 365 days a year, for you and family members in your household

  • Discounts on everything from groceries to well-known retailers

  • One paid days leave every year to volunteer and support your community

Graduate Programme

This will be a 2-year programme providing you with valuable exposure and insight into Brettex and Veolia services and strategic Brettex projects.

As part of the Graduate Development Programme, you will go through a structured development programme, undertaking leadership, management, soft skills and safety modules with your graduate cohort.

What will you be doing?

  • As part of the Graduate Development Programme, to assist on various Projects across the business.

  • You will be gaining valuable experience in business development, organisational strategy and operational improvements.

  • Your work will cover a number of workstreams at any one time, which may focus on a single contract or service area, or relate to the national business unit as a whole.

  • The main deliverables will be supporting project management,, implementing improvement projects and supporting action plans, coordinating knowledge sharing across a diverse business unit and developing communication channels throughout the organisation to implement strategic plans.

  • Analysing existing practices and strategies to identify areas for improvement, and the development of innovative methods to achieve company goals.

  • You will be developing business relationships through direct meetings and other communications with operational management teams.

  • You will be required to support services as well as external stakeholders such as municipal clients, commercial customers and suppliers, and other industry personnel.

What are we looking for?

  • Degree level qualification, preferably related to Business or Environmental Sustainability

  • Analytical mindset with good attention to detail

  • Strong numerical and written communication skills

  • Ability to communicate positively and interact with people at all levels within the organisation, as well as external clients, partners and other stakeholders.

  • Understanding of business policy, strategy and finance

What's next?

Before we can consider your application further, you'll need to complete a couple of short, gamified assessments. If you're successful following this, we'll then invite you to one of our virtual assessment days and a site visit.

Apply today, so we can make a difference for generations to come.

We're proud to be listed in The Sunday Times Best Places to Work 2023, being named as a Top 10 Very Big Organisation and Highly Commended as a workplace for 55+.

This accolade further demonstrates our commitment to our people and our actions in creating an environment where everyone can be their true selves and enjoy working at Veolia.

We want to ensure that you feel supported throughout the application process and provide reasonable adjustments where necessary and requested. If you require any reasonable adjustments as part of your application and interview process, please do not hesitate to let us know.

Here at Veolia, we're proud to be known as an equal opportunities employer. We know how important it is to be fully committed to building and maintaining a diverse and inclusive place to work for every one of our colleagues. So no matter their age, gender, gender expression, disability, race, ethnicity, religion, belief, sexuality or veteran status, every applicant who meets the minimum requirements will be considered fully.