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Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) accredited graduate training scheme

Hampshire County Council maintains and improves a busy highway network. Our engineers use their technical expertise across a wide variety of projects, making Hampshire an excellent place to develop your professional knowledge and skills.

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Our ICE accredited Civil Engineering graduate training scheme has an excellent track record in developing graduates for Chartered or Incorporated status with the ICE.

We offer graduates a rounded experience through placements across a range of engineering disciplines, including:

  • Highway design
  • Structural design
  • Contract management (site)
  • Client management
  • Asset management
  • Planned maintenance
  • Highway laboratory
  • Quantity surveying

These placements can vary in duration from three to 12 months, with the majority of graduates obtaining their desired qualification level within four years.

Excellent mentoring

We provide graduates with mentoring from a network of vastly experienced Supervising Civil Engineers and Delegated Engineers.

Salary and benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • 25 days of annual leave (rising to 28 after 5 years’ service)
  • Up to 10 days flexi leave per year
  • Flexible working from locations around Hampshire
  • Employee interest free loans for bicycles, public transport season tickets and car park season tickets
  • 20% discount on 3, 6 and 12 month South West Trains season tickets

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What we require

We are looking for enthusiastic, practical and adaptable graduates with these qualifications and skills:

  • Bachelor or Masters degree (minimum 2:2) in Civil Engineering or a related subject that meets the entry requirements of the ICE

  • Excellent written skills (reports, scheme information, emails and letters)

  • Confidence when communicating with a wide range of people

  • Strong IT skills

  • Ability to use Computer-Aided Design software (AutoCAD)

  • Enthusiasm and drive to undertake and contribute to the training scheme

Hear from our graduate trainees


David Devenish, Chief Engineer for Highways on 01962 847142

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Please check our careers website to see if we have any graduate engineering vacancies