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At RPS we work as one team to achieve exceptional outcomes, and joining the Graduate Scheme is no different. From early on in your career you’ll have exposure to sustainable projects, experience true support and encouragement, and be trusted to work in a way that’s right for you. 

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  • Employee testimonial, Andie Nicholls reading "I enjoy working for RPS as the ecology team supports career growth and development. Working here has enabled me to work alongside experts and gain valuable experience in ornithology and the renewable wind sector, not only within the UK but globally also".

  • Employee testimonial, Louise Sheppard reading "RPS provides a welcoming and supportive professional environment. Graduates develop vital skills for a successful career through early involvement and ownership of projects with guidance from senior staff".

  • Employee testimonial, Jaziel Lockhart reading "RPS is a great place to work. The work that we do is engaging and my colleagues and mentors have supported me every step of the way".

  • Employee testimonial, Thomas Sharp reading "RPS invests in your continuous professional development and you solve problems that matter. From day one I was a valued member of the team and my manager is always there to guide me through tasks".

  • Employee testimonial, Eliot Baxter-Jones reading "RPS provides excellent opportunities to develop technical skills in a rewarding and supportive environment that encourages early career growth and development".

  • Employee testimonial, Andie Nicholls reading "I enjoy working for RPS as the ecology team supports career growth and development. Working here has enabled me to work alongside experts and gain valuable experience in ornithology and the renewable wind sector, not only within the UK but globally also".
  • Employee testimonial, Louise Sheppard reading "RPS provides a welcoming and supportive professional environment. Graduates develop vital skills for a successful career through early involvement and ownership of projects with guidance from senior staff".
  • Employee testimonial, Jaziel Lockhart reading "RPS is a great place to work. The work that we do is engaging and my colleagues and mentors have supported me every step of the way".
  • Employee testimonial, Thomas Sharp reading "RPS invests in your continuous professional development and you solve problems that matter. From day one I was a valued member of the team and my manager is always there to guide me through tasks".
  • Employee testimonial, Eliot Baxter-Jones reading "RPS provides excellent opportunities to develop technical skills in a rewarding and supportive environment that encourages early career growth and development".

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What position should I apply for?

We are recruiting across our Consulting business and have multiple opportunities across disciplines and locations. Click here to search all graduate opportunities.

Can I make multiple applications?

Please only make one graduate application for the opportunity that is best suited to you. We only accept one application from each candidate per graduate intake, however, you’ll have the option to select multiple locations depending on the opportunities we have available. Please make sure you read the job description attached to each role so you can make sure you have selected the right role for you. Please inform your recruiter if you have made an application to any other Tetra Tech or subsidiary companies. 

Do I have to meet the minimum requirements?

Before making your application, please ensure you meet the minimum entry requirements by checking the job description.

What skills and talents do RPS look for other than qualifications?

As well as the right qualifications and skillsets, we also look for candidates who demonstrate RPS' values and a passion to improve environments and communities. We look for confident, numerate and analytical team players with first-class communication skills, positive attitudes, and the drive and determination to succeed.

We're always looking for exceptional people in a range of fields across our areas of expertise.

What if I am an international candidate?

Unfortunately at this time we do not offer sponsorship under Skilled Worker Visas to graduates. This means we cannot sponsor candidates who don't currently have the right to work in the UK even if they possess a valid Student Visa or Graduate Visa. We are able to support candidates with pre-settled, refugee or settled status. For further information please visit the UK Visas and Immigration website. 

What's the application process for graduate roles?

In brief our application process follows these steps:

  • Search for suitable roles via our careers site
  • Register with a username and password if prompted
  • Upload your CV and covering letter
  • Apply for suitable opportunities
  • You will receive a confirmation email shortly after we receive your application

If your application is successful, our Talent Acquisition Team will contact you to seek further information about your skills and experience. If you meet the requirements for the position, you will be invited to our Assessment Centre which includes an interview. If you are successful, we will offer you a position with us.

Do I have to submit a covering letter?

As part of the selection process, it's mandatory to upload a covering letter as we will not process your application without one. In your covering letter we would like to know why you are interested in RPS, the discipline you are applying for and a little about you.

What's the closing date for Graduate applications?

Our closing date for 24-26 Graduate Scheme applications is 5th January 2024. But please note we may close earlier if we have a very high volume of applications. We recommend submitting your application as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

We do take on graduates throughout the year in many of our service lines, check for live opportunities on our careers site.

What do I do if I have experienced a technical issue while submitting my application?

Please contact UKRecruitment@rpsgroup.com and let us know if you are experiencing any issues. Please attach any screen shots that may help resolve the issue.

What does an assessment centre involve?

The assessment centre will be an opportunity to spend time with your recruiter and other applicants being considered for the role. This is your chance to show us your best in a series of activities as well as an opportunity for you to learn more about RPS.

As part of the assessment centre, you'll have an interview where you’ll meet some of the team you could be working with. This interview is an opportunity for you to showcase your relevant skills and suitability for the role, but also to ask any questions on how the team work and what to expect in the role day to day.

We’ll let you know as soon as possible if you’ve been successful in securing a position.

When do assessment centres take place?

Assessments centres are likely to take place between February and March 2024. However, some dates may vary depending on the role you've applied for. You'll be kept informed by the Talent Acquisition Team and guidance will be provided throughout the process.

How will I know if my application is progressing?

You'll be able to log in to our candidate portal and review your profile to see your application status. You will also receive email updates regarding your application as it progresses through the selection stages.

What support or adjustments are provided if I have a disability?

Being a Disability Confident committed employer, we provide reasonable adjustments to enable you to demonstrate your full potential throughout our recruitment process. Please let us know as soon as possible about any adjustments you require so that we can put them in place at the right time. Or if you have a specific question relating to disability, please speak to us on UKRecruitment@rpsgroup.com to discuss this in confidence.

  • David Dunbar, Managing Director - Design testimonial reading "Our architects and engineers have the skills required to help solve problems that matter, such as the 2050 net zero carbon target. If you want your work to be varied, to have a sense of purpose, and to feel part of the team but valued as an individual, RPS is the home you're looking for".

    Design

    Digitisation is at the core of our delivery model – augmented reality allows our clients and their stakeholders to really experience our designs right from project concept stage.

  • Michael Shaw, Managing Director - Northern Ireland testimonial reading "When you start with RPS, you'll be working with clients, developing within your team and given opportunities to share your views and make a difference. We're inquisitive and we encourage you to be the same".

    Northern Ireland

    We're a leading planning, environmental and engineering consultancy in Northern Ireland, working on some of the UK and Ireland’s largest projects.

  • Joe Ellis, Managing Director - Planning testimonial reading "You'll have many opportunities to work on some of the best projects around, in an environmentally conscious and collaborative multi-disciplinary business".

    Planning

    We secure the necessary approvals needed by our clients, to deliver on their visions and aspirations. We work on some of the largest or most complex projects across the residential, commercial, transport, environmental and renewable sectors.

  • Andy Clifton, Managing Director - Environment testimonial reading "You'll work on a variety of projects across a wide range of sectors and for a wide range of clients. This is a deliberate business decision as it makes us a robust company, but it also means you'll experience sheer diversity and scale of interesting projects".

    Environment and Health, Safety and Risk

    Our teams are an integral and vital part of the consenting process, construction and decommissioning stages of projects.

  • Willie Madden, Managing Director - Republic of Ireland testimonial reading "We support our people to innovate, collaborate and build meaningful careers. Our network of people and knowledge will expand your horizons and give you access to a variety of interesting projects. You'll be encouraged to think independently and collaborate to deliver pioneering solutions for our valued clients".

    Republic of Ireland

    Our team is responsible for the planning, design and project management of some of Ireland’s largest projects across transport, utilities, buildings, environment and renewable energy.

  • Steve Hogg, Director - Water Consultancy testimonial reading "RPS is a great place to begin your career. The water industry is full of exciting opportunities, and a role with our Water Technical team will give you the opportunity to work on a range of interesting and challenging water and wastewater projects that really make a difference to our environment, communities and society as a whole".

    Water

    With decades of experience across a diverse project portfolio, we work with clients to manage water efficiently and sustainably.

  • David Dunbar, Managing Director - Design testimonial reading "Our architects and engineers have the skills required to help solve problems that matter, such as the 2050 net zero carbon target. If you want your work to be varied, to have a sense of purpose, and to feel part of the team but valued as an individual, RPS is the home you're looking for".
  • Michael Shaw, Managing Director - Northern Ireland testimonial reading "When you start with RPS, you'll be working with clients, developing within your team and given opportunities to share your views and make a difference. We're inquisitive and we encourage you to be the same".
  • Joe Ellis, Managing Director - Planning testimonial reading "You'll have many opportunities to work on some of the best projects around, in an environmentally conscious and collaborative multi-disciplinary business".
  • Andy Clifton, Managing Director - Environment testimonial reading "You'll work on a variety of projects across a wide range of sectors and for a wide range of clients. This is a deliberate business decision as it makes us a robust company, but it also means you'll experience sheer diversity and scale of interesting projects".
  • Willie Madden, Managing Director - Republic of Ireland testimonial reading "We support our people to innovate, collaborate and build meaningful careers. Our network of people and knowledge will expand your horizons and give you access to a variety of interesting projects. You'll be encouraged to think independently and collaborate to deliver pioneering solutions for our valued clients".
  • Steve Hogg, Director - Water Consultancy testimonial reading "RPS is a great place to begin your career. The water industry is full of exciting opportunities, and a role with our Water Technical team will give you the opportunity to work on a range of interesting and challenging water and wastewater projects that really make a difference to our environment, communities and society as a whole".

Hints and tips

  • Please review all the graduate vacancies and look at the minimum requirements before applying. Take some time to research RPS as an organisation and understand what we do.
  • Tailor the information in your CV and covering letter based on the role you're applying for. This will help showcase your suitability for the role.
  • Please highlight any relevant experience and reference any relevant projects or modules you've previously been involved in.
  • Take your time with your application to ensure your CV and covering letter are up to date. You can always save your application and come back to it later.
  • Finally, check your application for any errors or formatting before submitting. Please do remember to include your covering letter!
  • GOOD LUCK!