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Why should you choose us when starting your career?

At Veolia Water Technologies, we’re committed to investing in future talent and giving people the development opportunities they need to achieve their full potential. That’s why we’ve created a variety of paths into our business. Whether you’re just leaving school or college, or are graduating from university, you’ll find plenty of opportunities and the support you need to build a rewarding career with us.

Entry Level Apprentices

If you’re just entering the world of work, or wanting to rethink your career and climb the ladder in the field of engineering and water treatment, an apprenticeship programme with Veolia could be the perfect next step. Some of our senior managers and directors started their working lives as apprentices, and at Veolia you’ll discover those same opportunities, gaining valuable skills and qualifications to kickstart your career – while earning a competitive salary. 

In short, we are dedicated to helping you reach new heights, and become the best version of you – as the feedback from our many qualified apprentices testifies. After a long and rigorous accreditation process, Veolia Water Technologies was awarded the prestigious Gold ‘Excellent Employer’ Kitemark from MAKE UK for our engineering apprenticeship scheme. This makes us one of a few companies in the country to be granted this status.

Management Apprentices

As a Veolia Management Apprentice, we’ll help you develop the knowledge and skills that you need to manage projects, operations, people, and yourself. Whether it’s building relationships, understanding finance, improving performance, or making tough decisions – we’ll support you to reach a position where you’re confident to take responsibility and take the lead.

Business graduate roles

As a business graduate, you’ll gather knowledge across a wide range of departments, from marketing and finance to procurement and manufacturing. We won’t just make you sit and take notes either. You’ll be assigned key business projects to work on so that you receive practical hands-on experience. At the end of your rotations, you’ll have a comprehensive understanding of how the business works, and a multitude of specialist knowledge, putting you in an outstanding position to build a rewarding and fulfilling career.

Specialist graduate roles

As well as our general business graduate roles, departments within Veolia will often also be looking for graduates to fill specialist positions within their teams. So, if you already have an interest in a specific area of the business, it’s always worth keeping an eye on our available roles so you can be sure you don’t miss any opportunities.


Our Internship programmes are designed to welcome students into our organisation, to support you while you study, and provide you with real experience in a professional environment. We offer both 12-week and 12-month placements across a range of job specifications, so you can learn new skills over your summer break or discover a more comprehensive development over the course of a whole year. Earning competitive pay, you’ll get a chance to be involved with interesting and meaningful projects, get one-to-one mentoring from industry experts, and boost your future career prospects.

Work experience

If you’re a young person with an interest in science, engineering, or sustainable technology – our work experience scheme is the perfect opportunity for you. Receiving first-hand experience of our varied work, you’ll have a chance to see how companies like us are protecting the environment and our planet, while still striving for progress.