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Sweco Graduate Scheme

We’re looking for our next intake of building designers, transport planners, place makers, digital innovators, landscape shapers, nature protectors, planet savers and difference makers


Sweco is Europe’s leading design, engineering, environment and regulatory consultancy


designers, engineers and consultancy specialists across the UK and Europe

Let’s transform society together

Our Graduate Scheme offers a two-year blended learning experience, delivered through structured masterclasses in three keys areas of Internal Insight, Skills Development and Subject Matter Expertise – all offering you the opportunity to accelerate your development whilst pursuing their professional accreditation.

Our tailored programme is delivered online and face-to-face,  giving you the flexibility to learn, network and grow together in a hybrid framework. Progression is supported by our Early Careers team, Mentors and Subject Matter Experts from across the business. The programme not only offers you a pathway to build confidence in your early career , but also to have a genuine impact in shaping the way we do things at Sweco.


Sweco Snapshot

  1. Our 22,000+ global specialists – a team of over 1,000 teams – have the expertise, determination and responsibility to solve the challenges of today as well as tomorrow
  2. We provide over 200 multi-disciplinary services which means more opportunity, more progression and more variation for our graduate cohorts over time.
  3. Our #SwecoDifferenceMakers are transforming society together every single day, with over 120,000 projects led and supported so far – giving our graduates a global platform of experience to draw upon

Graduate Scheme Benefits

  • Dedicated Early Careers support team
  • Focused approach to personal and professional development
  • Accelerated development on your chosen career pathway
  • Support towards your Professional Accreditation
  • Flexible working

Graduate Scheme progression

  1. Programme launch – meet the leadership team
  2. Start connecting with your cohort
  3. Attend face-to-face development events
  4. Kick start your journey to Professional Accreditation
  5. Work on real-life, real client projects
  6. STEM Ambassador opportunities offered
  7. Workshops delivered by Subject Matter Experts
  8. Develop Project Management skills and insight into commercial finance
  9. Connect and collaborate as you present your journey
  10. Progress into your chosen career pathway

I have had the opportunity to gain skills which I would not have otherwise been able to gain in my day to day work alone. I have enjoyed getting to know other areas of the business and gaining some perspective on the vast variety of the work that Sweco does. Most importantly for me, through the experience I have met some incredible people from all over the country…we have created a community of graduates, co-workers and friends.

Sweco graduate scheme alumni, 2021

Entry requirements

We are looking for graduates who meet the following criteria:

  • Eligible to work in the UK with a valid work permit if applicable
  • Full flexibility as you may be required to relocate for your role
  • Strong numeracy and literacy skills
  • A degree course with a clear route to professional accreditation
  • Your degree classification should be 2:1 or higher (entry degrees will be listed within each of our graduate vacancies and differ from role to role)

…An excellent social and collaborative experience that exposed us all to areas of the business we otherwise wouldn’t have seen. We were able to meet people from all different parts of the business and create points of contact within them, including things like the legal side of our projects. It allowed us to develop into professional engineers; through acknowledging our strengths and learning that others will have different strong areas to us. It also allowed for travel to other offices and experience in travelling for work.

Sweco graduate scheme alumni, 2021

Our expertise is transforming buildings and infrastructure globally


projects led and supported across the world

Benefits & rewards

  1. A permanent contract from day one
  2. Competitive salary
  3. Pension
  4. Company mobile phone & laptop
  5. Employee discount via Sweco Benefit Select (Faircare)
  6. 34 days paid holiday (35 days paid holiday for employees based in Scotland)
  7. Employee Assistance Programme – wellbeing, mental, financial, and work advice
  8. 2 x Professional Membership Subscriptions
  9. Life Assurance
  10. Cycle2Work scheme
  11. FlexWorks (flexible working scheme – hybrid model)
  12. Bonus

Meet some of our current graduates

Georgina Buffham

Say yes to every opportunity. That is Georgina Buffham’s advice to fellow Graduates. She has been with Sweco since 2019 and enjoys the opportunities she gets of both improving the business and herself.

Desislava Petkova

Although based in Manchester, Desislava Petkova has worked on projects all over the UK and Ireland. She is currently involved in several projects in both the private and the public sector.

Jordan Bamber

The Sweco Graduate Programme has allowed Jordan Bamber to develop a broad network that otherwise would have been difficult to achieve. He now draws on that network when he works on several road improvement projects.