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AECOM Graduate Opportunities UK & Ireland 2021

Location: London
Company: AECOM
Hours: Full time
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Please note, due to the current climate we may not be able to progress applicants for some parts of our business until early 2021, but we will make every effort to get all applicants through the process as quickly as possible.

AECOM is built to deliver a better world. We design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets for governments, businesses and organizations in more than 150 countries. Delivering clean water and energy. Building iconic skyscrapers. Planning new cities. Restoring damaged environments. Connecting people and economies with roads, bridges, tunnels and transit systems. Designing parks where children play. Helping governments maintain stability and security.

We recruit graduates across the UK & Ireland into Transportation Engineering & Planning, Building & Quantity Surveying, Project Management, Building Engineering & Consultancy, Geotechnical & Tunnelling Engineering, Water Engineering & Consulting, Environmental Consulting, Planning & Design, Power Engineering, Architecture, and Landscape Architecture - more details can be found below.

We recruit across a wide range of disciplines including civil, structural, mechanical, electrical, building services, fire and sustainable buildings engineering, as well as quantity & building surveying, project management, transport planning, urban design & planning, town planning, ecology, EIA, GIS, acoustics, and environmental, architecture & landscape architecture, water and energy related disciplines.

We have offices across the UK & Ireland including Basingstoke, Bedford, Belfast, Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Chelmsford, Cork, Croydon, Chesterfield, Dublin, Edinburgh, Exeter, Galway, Glasgow, Leeds, Liverpool, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Norwich, Nottingham, Oxford, Peterborough, Plymouth, Southampton, Swindon, Warrington, Westlakes, and York.

Below you will find links to detailed job descriptions for each of our recruiting teams. Where links have yet to be added this will be done over the coming weeks.

Transportation Engineering & Planning


Bridge Structures

Development Planning


Pavement Design

Rail (Civil)

Rail (Electrical)

Strategic Consultancy

Technology Services

Traffic Engineering and Consultancy

Transportation Planning

Surveying & Project Management

Building Surveying

Project Management

Quantity Surveying

Building Engineering & Consulting

Building Physics Consulting - London

Building Services Engineering

Environmental Public Health - London

Civil Infrastructure

Fire Engineering - Manchester, Edinburgh, London, St Albans

IT & Communications Engineering

Structural Engineering

Sustainability Consulting

Water Engineering & Consulting

Water Civil Engineering

Water Consulting

Water Mechanical & Electrical Engineering - Mechanical applications closed

Ports & Marine Engineering

Geotechnical & Tunnelling Engineering

Geotechnical Engineering & Engineering Geology

Tunnelling Engineering


Remediation - Waste

Environmental Consulting

(Candidates applying to roles in the below sector will be expected to provide support (where required) in areas involving Environmental and Ecological Clerk of Works)

Acoustics Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, Manchester, Croydon, St Albans)

Air Quality (Croydon, Nottingham, Leeds)

Arboriculture (Basingstoke)

Aquatic Ecology - applications closed potential Nottingham role in future

Ecology - applications closed

EIA - applications closed

GIS - Dublin and either Basingstoke, Belfast, Bristol, Cardiff, Croydon, Dublin, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Leeds, London, Manchester, Newcastle, Nottingham

Geomorphology (Birmingham, Leeds or Manchester)

Hydrogeology (Manchester, Chesterfield, others tbc)

Stakeholder Engagement (London, Leeds/York, Bristol)

Water Science - Environment (select Hydrogeology in your application) - Manchester, Birmingham, Leeds, Bristol, Basingstoke

Design & Planning

Development Economics & Regeneration - applications closed

Town Planning - London, Edinburgh, Chesterfield, Nottingham

Urban Planning & Design - London, Manchester

Workplace Interior Design - London, Belfast

Workplace Strategy Consulting - applications closed


Landscape Architecture - Chesterfield/Birmingham only

Landscape Architecture Ireland - applications closed

Architect P1 Industrial Placement - London/Manchester only

Architecture Part 2 - applications closed


Nuclear Structures - applications closed

Renewable Energy - applications closed

Thermal Energy - applications closed

Transmission and Distribution (HV Electrical) - Dublin

General Consulting

Data Analysis

​Design Manager

Minimum Requirements

Criteria varies across practice lines so please consult the relevant job description for detailed requirements. All graduate roles require a minimum of a 2:2 classification (or equivalent, ie 50% or above) in a relevant degree and less than 2 years post graduate relevant work experience. If you have more than 2 years please apply to our experienced hire positions at

Preferred Qualifications


What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

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