Our Graduates

Want a career that helps provide essential services to 65 million people in UK every day?

Join a graduate scheme in the energy and utilities sector and help keep the lights on, provide fresh drinking water and create a better and greener future for the UK. 

Find out what our graduates have to say about their jobs and why they chose a career path to really make a difference.

Laura ’s Story - Operations, FCC

The waste industry is ever changing and there will always be a need for it. This makes the Graduate Programme such a dynamic learning experiencing with lots of opportunities available.

Eleanor’s Story - Energy from Waste, FCC

I am now working on the water chemistry project. I make sure that our water and steam are to the right quality, ensuring they don’t damage pipework or the turbine.

Tanya's Story - Operations, FCC

I have just been appointed the site manager of Barrow MRF & Transfer Station. I manage my own team of people, being responsible for the P&L, managing, organising and developing the site, building relationships with employees, visitors and customers, and so much more.

Naheeda’s Story - Marketing & Communications Executive, Energy & Utility Skills

"The diversity and inclusion agenda in any sector, should strive for a workforce that reflects its society. When I began career mapping four years ago, what I was looking for in a company was their values, ethics and environment. I’ll be honest, I didn’t want to be ‘the only brown girl in the building’ and as I was searching for my first role post-university, I wasn’t quite sure what to expect."

Dominic Benmoussa - Graduate to Senior Quantity Surveyor

“For anyone applying for a graduate role with Clancy, go into everything with an open mind, give it your all - the more you put into it the more people will recognise it and the more you will get out of it.”

Omolara's Story - Contact Centre Team Leader, Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water

Whilst at university, Omolara saw a future career in the not-for-profit/charity sector. When she realised that Welsh Water incorporated both customer care and environmental care with a not for profit ethos she knew she had to apply.

Willow's Story - Data & Analytics Manager, Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water

The opportunities that are opened up if you show that you are interested and keen to learn – I have been given a lot of support.

Keeley-Ann's Story - Commercial Graduate, Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water

Keeley-Ann is a commercial graduate working for Dŵr Cymru Welsh Water, having joined the company in September 2018. The scheme has allowed her to utilise her skills gained from her MSc in Climate Change in relation to sustainability and energy, as well as developing and learning new skillsets from a finance, economic and business aspect.

Pauline’s Story - Graduate Network Modeller, United Utilities

"Without my role civil engineers would not know if their schemes were adequate to achieve the aims of any project. Whether it be flooding or pollution reduction, Sustainable Urban Drainage System Design or a diversion to allow for new infrastructure. I enjoy the analysis of data and outputs as well as the problem solving that is involved every day. I find this keeps me interested in my job and ultimately when I overcome an obstacle it is very rewarding."

Noha's Story - Graduate Engineer, SSE

"I wanted to work in the energy sector because it’s an industry that looks ahead to the future with a broad range of both existing and new emerging technologies. The SSE graduate scheme allows you to contribute to a large variety of these technologies at various stages in development, giving an invaluable overview of the company and the energy sector as a whole."

Emily's Story - Graduate Engineer, Wholesale, SSE

"SSE are very keen for graduates to continue their professional development, with the aim of becoming chartered within five years, therefore there is a lot of help available and you are allocated a mentor who has been chartered within the same discipline as you are aiming towards."
James Williamson, Engineering Graduate, SSE

James's story - Graduate - Engineering, SSE

"SSE stood out to me as a forward thinking company who saw the potential for renewable technology and a shift in focus towards greener alternatives."
Josh Haskett, Policy Analyst, Ofgem

Josh's Story - Graduate - Policy Analyst, Ofgem

"I’m very ambitious and hopeful about my career prospects whilst at Ofgem, and beyond. The graduate scheme is excellent for training, with a bespoke course for getting up to speed with energy and regulation."
Alex Lowe, Graduate, E.ON UK

Alex L's Story - Graduate HR Consultant, E.ON UK

“I’ve felt very trusted and pushed to do roles and projects that I don’t have previous experience in.”
Andy Campbell, Project Engineer, Morrison Utility Services

Andy's Story - Graduate Project Engineer, Morrison Utility Services

"Show your enthusiasm and contribute as much as you can. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes early on and learn quickly."

Conor D's Story - Graduate - Project Engineer, Morrison Utility Services

"There are so many opportunities to do different things or to move into totally different roles in the energy and utilities sector."
Ellie Taylor, Graduate, E.ON UK

Ellie's Story - Graduate - HR Manager, E.ON UK

"I love working for a company who cares, and with people who care. I love how dynamic the sector is – no two days are the same.”
George Newman, Graduate Management Trainee, FCC Environment

George's Story - Graduate - Management Trainee, FCC Environment

"I work in a fast moving, exciting industry, with great career prospects."
Lewis Hipwell, Graduate, Kier Utilities

Lewis's Story - Graduate - Civil Engineer, Kier Utilities

“Every day is different and poses problems to solve, and that is what I really enjoy.”
Ryan Stafford, Graduate, Morrison Utility Services

Ryan's Story - Graduate - Project Planner, Morrison Utility Services

“What I love about working here, which is relevant to all roles I have done and will do in the future; every day is a new challenge.”
Shannon, Graduate, FCC

Shannon's Story - Graduate - Assistant Contract Manager, FCC Environment

“Don’t let reservations or stereotypes hold you back. Waste is a vast and ever changing industry that is full of interesting challenges and opportunities requiring all sorts of skills.”
Sophie Russell, Design Engineer, ScottishPower

Sophie's Story - Graduate - Design Engineer, Scottish Power

“It's an industry where you come to work, do something different every single day and have to constantly innovate.”
Stephie Pascal, Graduate, Centrica

Stephie's Story - Graduate - Design Engineer, Centrica

“The work I do is important to almost all aspects of daily life - keeping us warm during the winter, keeping the lights on, and cooking food!”

Sarah's Story - Project Engineer, Northern Powergrid

"I hope that by working in the industry and sharing my story, I can inspire others from differing backgrounds to consider taking STEM subjects and pursuing a career in an exciting, evolving sector with lots of different career opportunities."

Chloe's Story - Graduate Engineer, Siemens

"My first rotation is in the Building Performance and Sustainability department where I am currently the only female. However, it does not feel like it because everyone has instantly made me feel part of the team and continue to treat me the same as they do each other."
Alex McLoughlin, E.ON

Alex M's Story - Year in Industry Placement, E.ON

"The opportunities involved with my role are fantastic; I have travelled across the UK, Scotland and Germany, attended conferences in London, and sailed on various different boats."
Tom Dooks, Communications Assistant, Energy UK

Tom's Story - Communications Assistant, Energy UK

"The energy industry is fundamental to how we live our lives. It is underestimated in the role it plays in ensuring at the very least we can have your heating on or can cook a meal."