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We have a number of amazing Graduate Programme opportunities available here at FCC Environment, a leading waste and resource management company.  Right now we’re focusing our sights on developing our managers of tomorrow and you could be one of them!

Our current opportunities are within the following areas of the business: 

  • Energy from Waste – Kent, Nottinghamshire, Lincolnshire
  • Operations (recycling/household/transport/driving) – UK Wide roles available
  • Estates, Property & Planning – Doncaster (involves regular travel)

Successful applicants will have a job to do.  All of our positions are hands on and you will be working hard in a position that suits you.

So, our Graduate Programme opportunity… 

We’re looking for enthusiastic, eager graduates with a minimum 2:1 degree in one of the following areas of discipline:

  • Engineering;
  • Environmental;
  • Construction;
  • Waste Management;
  • Estates, Property, Planning;
  • Business Management.

During your Graduate Programme with FCC Environment you will gain a thorough and in depth experience over an 18 month period where you will be involved with some major projects and get the chance to make a huge impact.  You will be working closely with your mentors who will support you in achieving completion of your Graduate Programme and help you in the transition to beginning your career with FCC Environment.

The Assessment Day Details – 2019:

·         1st Assessment:  1 day on 13th February 2019 (Doncaster) OR 12th February 2019 (Northampton)

·         2nd Assessment: 2 days on 27th and 28th March 2019 (Northampton)

Please note, you must be able to attend on both dates of the 2nd Assessment centre (i.e. you are required to attend on both the 27th and 28th March 2019). 

If successful, your start date is expected to be 16th September 2019.

If you wish to apply, please download an application form and send it to quoting Job Reference G2019. Applications will only be accepted by the completion of the FCC Graduate Application Form – submission of a CV or other form of applications will not be accepted.

Applications will only be considered from individuals who have the right to work in the UK as governed by UK Border Agency requirements, and Evidence of Eligibility to work in the UK will be required should you be invited to attend one of our open days.

Closing Date: 14th December 2018.

Please note, due to IT issues, we are unable to accept emails from a Hotmail account



FCC Environment has joined forces with 28 other leading sector employers as part of the Energy & Utilities Skills Partnership with a mission to “ensure a safe, skilled and sustainable workforce provides the essential services that our customers seek and meets the UK’s needs from the energy and utilities infrastructure.”  


In delivering essential services to 65 million people across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, the energy and utilities sector is the largest single contributor to the UK-wide National Infrastructure Delivery Plan (NIPD). It is responsible for 56% of the £425bn investment in over 600 major projects. 


In February 2017 the Skills Partnership published the first-ever energy and utilities Workforce Renewal & Skills Strategy . Key among its findings is that 221,000 vacancies will be created across the entire energy and utilities sector during the next decade. This will be made up of 100,000 existing employees who will retire, 90,000 who will move to jobs outside the sector, and another 31,000 that will be required to fill newly-created roles. 


The composition of the waste industry’s UK workforce of just over 134,000 is reflective of the wider sector: it is overwhelmingly male, 83%, with just 6being from Black, Asian or other minority backgrounds. 19% are aged 55 or over and it faces a number of skills challenges.  Many of the low grade manual skills in the waste industry will be superseded by higher level skills relating to processing, recycling and energy recovery. Waste has an increasing demand for candidates with qualifications in STEM subjects. 


These projections clearly underscore the need for urgent and collective action and the Skills Partnership is working to deliver successful initiatives in three key priority areas:  

  • Increase sector attractiveness and recruitment: 

This includes taking an inclusive approach to ensure the sector appeals to all communities, generations and genders. Working with schools and colleges to attract and retain talent, through the Talent Source Network initiative – a gateway to guidance and jobs in the energy and utilities sector. Talent Source Network is supported by 20 sector employers, including FCC Environment.  


  • Maximise investment in skills: 

This includes supporting the development of effective entry routes to employment, building high quality apprenticeships and the development of sustainable skills investment approaches that can operate across all four UK governments. The Energy and Utilities Independent Assessment Service was established to provide rigorous End-point Assessment for apprentices completing the English Standard. The Skills Accord is another initiative developed by the Skills Partnership that aims to maximise skills investment in the supply chain, with the support of sector employers. 


  • Taking targeted action to address anticipated skill gaps and shortages: 

This includes providing consistent quality of training through the work and enabling workforce mobility and easier skills transfer through the Energy & Utility Skills Register (EUSR) sector passport schemes like the SHEA Waste and the National Water Hygiene Scheme 


Energy Utility Skills, the expert voice on workforce issues across the sector, was the driving force behind the creation of the Energy & Utilities Skills Partnership 


Nick Ellins, Chief Executive at Energy & Utility Skills, said: “The Skills Strategy is a proactive collaboration between sector employers of all sizes and key interest groups. We are working closely with governments, policy makers and regulators right across the UK to help bring about resilience in workforce renewal and ensure sustainable skills. We help inform their final strategies and recognise the significant contribution the sector’s workforce can make to increased growth and productivity. Collaboration for the good of the sector underpins the findings of the Skills Strategy and is key to our success in meeting the challenges it has identified.” 


The Workforce Renewal & Skills Strategy document is available as a free download and further details are available in a companion video. 

Read what senior leaders from businesses and regulators have to say about the Skills Partnership here. 


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