Top employer AECOM kicked off their impressive ADVANCE programme that supports their graduates and apprentices through their early career

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AECOM runs successful early careers development programme

AECOM runs successful early careers development programme

Top employer, AECOM recently kicked off their new ADVANCE early careers development programme that welcomed and inspired their new graduates and apprentices in the United Kingdom and Ireland.

AECOM is keen to help their new people build a brilliant career and to help equip them with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed, regardless of their level of education - so the event, held in Birmingham, demonstrated a strong commitment from the company.

Almost 40 per cent of AECOM's audience of graduates and apprentices was female - a very positive achievement for the company. And this supports and reinforces the strong interest being witnessed through so many women choosing to apply to join this top employer.

Sarah Hodgens, Early Careers Talent Manager from AECOM, welcomed all the impressive graduates and apprentices at AECOM's ADVANCE event in Birmingham. 

At AECOM, they make amazing happen - every day

AECOM David Barwell - graduates

AECOM's Chief Executive for UK & Ireland, David Barwell, addressed event participants and outlined AECOM's values, bringing them to life, and explained how AECOM continuously forges a thriving and inclusive work culture. 

What in fact are AECOM's values? 

Working for a company where you share congruent values is very important. Here's what AECOM believes in.

  • Safeguard - they operate ethically and with integrity, while prioritizing safety and security in all that they do
  • Collaborate - they build diverse teams that connect expertise to create innovative solutions
  • Inspire - they develop and celebrate their people, and elevate the communities they touch
  • Anticipate - they understand the complexity of their clients’ challenges and help them see further
  • Deliver -  they grow their business through operational excellence and flawless execution
  • Dream - they transcend the industry by re-imagining what is possible - and realizing it

Great support for great talent

AECOM graduates

AECOM's ADVANCE programme currently consists of around 950 Graduates and 430 Apprentices, across 34 cities in the UK & Ireland.

There is a designated Early Careers Talent team in the UK & Ireland that provides significant resource, supporting Graduates and Apprentices as they embark on a career with AECOM.

The team designs, delivers and manages all aspects of the ADVANCE programme, and supports the business in engaging the leaders and technical experts of tomorrow.

Graduates and apprentices can "expect to work on really exciting projects at AECOM and have the opportunity to collaborate with teams who are working to improve the built environment," explains Elle Gaffney, Early Careers Talent Lead.

Strong female leadership at AECOM

And at AECOM, you'll see tremendously inspiring women right at the top who are always supporting the company's focus on recruiting, retaining and developing a diverse workforce - women like Lara Poloni, Chief Executive of Europe, Middle East and Africa. "Amazing is seeing our client's vision become a reality thanks to the hard work and imagination  of 18,000 engineers, planners, economists, scientists and programme managers," proclaims Lara.

"Good engineering is about observing, questioning and communicating to truly understand what’s at the heart of each project," explains a further senior woman at AECOM, Amy Koerbel, Structural Designer, Buildings + Places.

Many women, many exciting projects, many role models and mentors!

Sound like a fabulous company to work for?

Do you have your eye on the future and want to make a difference? With expert teams around the globe collaborating to deliver game-changing projects, AECOM provides the resources and environment to help you turn your education and knowledge into limitless career potential.

AECOM encourages creativity, supports flexibility, values diversity and embraces the new and the ground-breaking. At AECOM, you’ll be exposed to more technical excellence and disciplines than anywhere else, working with visionary clients, partners, colleagues and mentors.

Whether you’re completing university or still studying, AECOM has a wide variety of graduate, internship and work study positions available to meet your needs so you can balance both your personal and professional aspirations.

Be a disrupter, be an innovator, be a collaborator. Join AECOM and help the world think bigger.

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Learn more about early careers at AECOM. Research the wide range of career options available with this top employer and apply for your own early career pathway today!


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