Engineering Construction Graduate Scheme with London Gatwick Airport

Company:   London Gatwick Airport
Location:   Horley, Gatwick
Role:   Engineering Construction Graduate Programme
Start Dates:   September 2024
Salary:   £31,500
Assessment Centres/Final Stage:  1st Stage screening call followed by an in-person assessment centre in February 2024.  

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? 

This 3-year 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. 


What will you do?  

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

What will you gain? 

  • A competitive salary with a £2,000 welcome bonus, £500 flex allowance plus bonus & benefits. (25 Days annual leave + bank holidays, company pension scheme, free staff parking, private medical cover plus many more). 
  • A foundation for a career in engineering. 
  • Route to chartership. 
  • 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 within Engineering? (graduated 2023 or projected for 2024).  
  • Logical thinker with an aptitude for problem-solving. 
  • Experience using Microsoft Suite. 
  • 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.  

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