Graduates and apprentices
Joining us as a graduate is a fantastic springboard for a challenging and rewarding career
We are working with businesses and communities to move to a low-carbon circular economy, but it is a huge challenge and we need a fantastic team to do it.
Every year, SUEZ recruits graduates across our UK business in various roles, disciplines and departments.We recognise the benefits of harnessing and developing new talent.
Recent graduates can join us either through our graduate scheme or by applying directly for roles designated for graduate applicants.
Our graduate scheme runs twice a year, and places recruits in specific departments such as energy, production and commercial operations. This is a structured programme designed to develop your skills and career while allowing for individual mentoring and support, and the flexibility to specialise in particular areas of interest.
Graduates gain broad experience in different divisions and locations across the organisation, and many have gone on to become senior managers.
I was keen to work for a socially-responsible company with a strong environmental ethos and joined SUEZ on its graduate scheme eight years ago. I was surprised by how many women were working in operational roles.
Thanks to the general management skills I developed over a short period of time, I become a Site Manager responsible for a Materials Recycling Facility (MRF) and team of people. I’m now working in the Business Transformation Team, helping managers to introduce efficient production methodologies.
The career opportunities are wide and varied and the industry is incredibly innovative.
Jacqueline Ross-Business Transformation Manager | SUEZ recycling and recovery UK
How to apply?
Highly motivated and talented individuals can join SUEZ by applying for an open position earmarked for graduates.
In this case, you will develop your competency, skills and careers at your own pace. You will have the support of your line manager and our human resources and learning and development teams.
Launch your career in sustainable resource management
Our apprenticeship programme
We offer vocational apprenticeship courses for a variety of roles across the business and the UK.
These include business administration, human resources, technical roles, HGV drivers and fitters, and many more.
In each case, there is an apprentice training framework to support you throughout.
We advertise our apprenticeships on our careers site, the government’s national apprenticeship job board, and on local college and school websites.
Our vocational apprenticeships are also open to existing employees.
I wanted to work for an organisation that cares about the development of their staff and the environment.As an HR Apprentice, I am getting to know both the recycling industry and all about Human Resources processes.
I have always been interested in people, having worked in retail from 15 years old, Through the apprenticeship, I will gain a qualification to help me prepare for my next career move within SUEZ.
Samuel Stokes-Garton-HR Business Administration Apprentice | SUEZ recycling and recovery UK
Work experience placements
We offer work experience placements at our regional and local offices across the UK.
They are a very useful way to help young people to improve their employability and learn about potential careers in the environment sector.
Work experience placements can be arranged during any time of the year.
We also work with schools and colleges, especially in disadvantaged areas, through our SUEZ Raising Aspirations programme.
If you would like to learn more about the work we do here at SUEZ, get in touch.