Join our graduate programme and help us build for the future

Take a look at the vacancies currently available for graduates to join our graduate development programme.

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“I found a graduate role at SYSTRA that brought together my interest in research with my curiosity for how society works. From day one, I felt really supported by my line manager and the graduate development programme. I was given more opportunities than I can count to get stuck in, upskill and meet others. Six years later, I manage my own project teams, including supporting new graduates in their development!”

~ Emma Salter – Principal Consultant, Research, Modelling & Analysis

graduate training opportunities across the UK

We provide exciting opportunities for graduates in:

  • Systems engineering
  • Environmental engineering
  • Infrastructure engineering
  • Digital engineering
  • Transport planning
  • Transport modelling
  • Social and market research
  • Development & infrastructure consultancy (rail, highways, energy, bridges, civils, geotechnical ,,,)
  • Working on infrastructure projects that are changing the world.

Graduate Development Programme – what you can expect

SYSTRA offers a structured three-year Graduate Development Programme (GDP) combining formal training with on-the-job experience. Your programme will be tailored around your qualifications and skills. It will include a programme of soft skills development sessions, with a parallel technical development pathway tailored to the discipline area you have joined. You will also have access to a tailored Linkedin Learning journey, designed to enhance the face-to-face and digitally delivered sessions within the programme.

You will work with professionals across our multi-disciplinary business, and be supported by a dedicated senior mentor. You will have the opportunity to rotate teams within your business area to gain a diverse perspective and wider range of skills and experience. This will enable you to gain a good understanding of SYSTRA as a business, our values and strategic plan – as well as developing a broad range of soft skills alongside your technical learning.

As well as working on projects in the UK and Ireland, you could develop your skills globally by working for clients across the SYSTRA Group. Our International Graduate Mobility Programme could offer you further global opportunities.

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what we’re looking for

SYSTRA is keen to hear from talented graduates in a wide range of disciplines that match our technical capabilities and broad service offering. We want to help you build your career in engineering, transport, energy or environmental infrastructure services. In particular, we are keen to hear from candidates with qualifications in the following areas:

  • Civil Engineering
  • Mechanical & Electrical Engineering
  • Transport Planning
  • Traffic Engineering
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Mathematics
  • Environmental Science
  • Transport Management
  • Urban and Regional Planning
  • Social Research
  • Social Sciences
  • Commercial Management
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Design Management


SYSTRA places a high value on the contribution of our graduates. We know that recruiting and retaining the most talented people is vital to maintaining our reputation for excellence and innovation across all our services. When you join SYSTRA, we want you to be with us for the long term. That’s why we offer a meaningful career path, with real development and growth opportunities based on your performance, skills and ability to work on high-profile projects.


When do applications open?

Applications for our graduate roles open in October/November and run through to the following mid-year, until all opportunities are filled. Keep an eye on our vacancies page for up-to-date opportunities. Email the recruitment team at

Can I apply for more than one role?

Yes, but please apply to the role that interests you the most and aligns with your skillset and degree.

Interested in a degree apprenticeship?

Please find out more information about apprenticeship and degree apprenticeship opportunities here.

What is the application process and how long is the process?

If you are shortlisted following your initial application, you will have an online video interview via the platform ‘Shortlister’. If you are selected following this interview, you will be invited to a final-round interview. There is no fixed timeframe for the selection process. Learn more about the recruitment process.

Do you provide feedback?

Due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unable to provide feedback at the application stage. However, we do provide feedback after the more advanced stages of the process.

Do you provide adjustments or financial support?

If you require any adjustments or financial assistance to support you in the application or interview process, please email:

Your request will be treated confidentially and with respect. You can contact us in this way if financial support for interview attendance would enable you to continue your application to SYSTRA. We pledge to offer an interview to any candidates with a disability who apply for a role and meet the minimum criteria.