Graduates

Bring buildings
to life.

All you need to know about our graduate programme in one place.

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Why Hoare Lea?

We are an award-winning engineering consultancy with a creative team of engineers, designers, and technical specialists. We provide innovative solutions to complex engineering and design challenges for buildings.

At Hoare Lea you feel part of a family. We ensure you receive the best training and development in the industry, in order to set you up for a bright future. We also know that it’s not until you experience working in a certain specialism or field that you know whether it’s for you. So we make sure all our graduates get experience working on different projects and areas of our business, that way you can discover what suits you.

Joining our firm is the chance to play your part in the future of engineering design. Our projects span scales, styles, and geographies. We’re committed to sustainable design, innovation, and collaboration with forward-thinking clients. Straight away you’ll experience working on live projects.

Make a difference from day one

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What are we looking for?

Our culture and values are what make Hoare Lea such a great place to work, so see whether they match with how you approach things. We are looking for friendly, ambitious and confident people, with a flexible and resilient attitude.

These days, engineering is a lot more than pipes and wires; we look at the building as a whole and are involved in every stage, from initial client discussions right through to construction and even the building’s ongoing performance. As a graduate engineer, we’ll expose you to all aspects of our work so you can discover what suits you, so your day-to-day tasks will vary.

 

Our commitment to you

  • You'll make a difference from
    day one.
  • You'll get the best training in the industry.
  • You'll work on the most exciting, progressive projects.

Our graduates

You get: award-winning training.

Our IPD (individual professional development) scheme gives you the best training and development in the industry. It recently won the IET long-running scheme award, recognising 25 years of continuous quality. This means if you want to excel in our industry, you’ll get the best level of support working for us.

You also get a dedicated mentor and supervisor to guide you through your development, combined with our comprehensive learning and development programme, and support towards achieving Chartered Engineer or Incorporated Engineer status. The very best graduates on the IPD scheme also receive a prize at our annual mentor rewards.

 

Accreditations.

Awards.

You get: personalised benefits.

To reward your hard work and commitment we offer a competitive salary, as well as both ‘core’ and flexible benefits. These include:

  • Private medical scheme
  • 25 days annual leave, increasing to 30 with length of service
  • Holiday buy and sell scheme
  • Contributory pension scheme
  • Active support towards further professional accreditation
  • Flexible working hours
  • Additional benefits of your choice

Your graduate application process.

We’ve made applying for a graduate position with us as simple as possible:

  1. An online application with a CV, cover letter, and three questions.
    Applications open at the end of September and close at the end of December.
  2. A telephone interview with our recruitment team based on competency questions. These take place from October until January.
  3. Selection event involving three separate exercises.
    This takes place in the second week of February in Birmingham.
  4. Offer of employment!
    This will be completed shortly after the Selection Event.

 

 

Hoare Lea is committed to ensuring that the most suitably qualified and experienced candidates are appointed to positions within the firm on the basis of job-related criteria.