• Salary:
    £31,500 per annum, £2,000 welcome bonus, £500 Flex allowance, 10% bonus and benefits
  • Function:
  • Job Type:
    Fixed Term (Secondment for existing employees)
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  • Grade:

Construction Engineering- Graduate Programme

Construction Engineering Graduate Programme
(3 years Fixed Term)

£31,500 salary, £2,000 welcome bonus, £500 Flex allowance plus bonus and benefits

Have you recently graduated in 2023 with a 2:1 (or projected for 2024) or above in a Master's degree in a relevant Engineering discipline?
Are you interested in Growing with Gatwick with a route to Chartered status?

What is the Graduate Programme?

Lasting 3 years, the programme will facilitate professional development and exposure to real life Construction projects in a 24/7 live operational environment Investing in Growth and Service…. Shaping the future together!

Tailored to suit you. You will be able to give your best and to redefine what's possible. Being involved in live projects that deliver what matters. Part of the programme will include a leadership development module with the other graduates and a dedicated coach (a senior leader from the business) who will help to build resilience in the workplace.

Construction, deliver the airport Capital Investment Plan and strategic growth, by building our future infrastructure. As passenger numbers rise, it's vital we grow our infrastructure capacity but deliver our sustainability goals.

You will play a part in this growth working across a wide variety of business areas and projects that cover every aspect of the airport ecosystem. Surface access, car parks,  terminal buildings or out on our airfield, the opportunity and range of interest is there for you to explore.

You will gain a unique insight into the inner workings of our business and our leaders through our Sponsor led Capital Investment Programme. With the convenience of being on an amazing single campus. 

As well as giving you exposure to innovative projects in an exciting and fast paced environment we can also offer you: 

  • A foundation for a career in engineering 
  • Route to Chartership 
  • Defined career path to senior roles in construction 
  • Opportunity to build your portfolio of skills and experience by exposure across different projects 
  • High environmental and safety standards 
  • Challenging and inspirational environment – an excellent environment to gain skills and offer ideas 

The role will also involve you: 

  • Building a wide range of contacts internally and externally 
  • Developing your design management, construction management and project management skills through being involved in complex projects in a constrained operational environment 
  • Working on £multi-million projects and be involved from inception through to design, construction, handover and completion. 
  • Being part of a supportive and collaborative team working together to deliver infrastructure projects 
  • Rotating across Construction and Engineering and experiencing different roles across different Programmes 

What will you gain?

  • A competitive salary. 
  • A Leadership development programme that builds on your commercial awareness, sense of self, coaching skills and scope to grow your career further. 
  • An understanding of Aviation and its impact and associated industries, including sustainability and commerciality.
  • A programme aligned and accredited with engineering institutions such as IMECHE and ICE to satisfy the requirements for Chartered Engineer (CEng) status
  • The opportunity for internal progression into Field or Project Engineering roles

Do you have what we're looking for?

  • Minimum 2:1 Master's degree (graduated 2023 or projected for 2024) 
  • Logical thinker with an aptitude for problem-solving
  • Highly numerate, with an understanding of Data analysis
  • Ability to prioritise and work at pace
  • Ability to build good relationships and influence across the Airport
  • Creative, innovative, curious to find a better way
  • Enthusiastic, energetic, always trying to be your best self
  • Team working- you'll enjoy working in a team environment, sharing ideas, and collaborating with colleagues as well as other graduates

We prioritise the professional growth of our employees and provide opportunities for people to continue their journey through ongoing development and support along with a total reward package that recognises your contribution.

We are committed to reflecting the diversity of our local community and the passengers we serve. We value an environment where everyone feels comfortable, respected, and empowered to be their authentic selves. As an equitable, diverse, and inclusive employer, we encourage different perspectives that redefine what's possible. Together, we form a strong and united team.

Does this sound like you? Join the adventure! Click apply and complete your application.

Selection Process

  1. An online application that will involve a CV – closing date 31st December 2023. 
  2. Online assessments to demonstrate your strengths and the necessary behaviours to be successful
  3. If successful a virtual 1st stage screening call
  4. An assessment centre with group and individual activities as well as a behaviour-based interview with the opportunity to meet managers and explore the airport.
    Dates to be confirmed for Febuary 2024. 

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Meet the recruiter

Georgia Stone



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