Engineering Graduate Leadership Development Programme

Employer: Heathrow Airport Limited
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3 years
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Build an engineering career like no other

Engineering is the lifeblood of Heathrow. Our engineering teams work across the airport on a huge range of state of the art development, construction and maintenance projects. Together, they are responsible for £14bn worth of assets, including 4 million square metres of airfield pavements, 180km of roads, 33 surface car parks, 50 tunnels and 31 bridges, not to mention the largest private water distribution system in Europe.

Join us as one of our Graduate Engineering as we develop our assets for a growing airport, to make them more efficient, intelligent and creative than ever before. Where would you like to start?

The scheme

This is a three-year professional development programme, which prepares you for engineering and management roles within engineering and asset management.  The scheme is also intended to provide you with sufficient experience to meet the initial professional development requirements of the ICE, IET and IMechE which will allow you apply for chartership in due course.

You will gain a breadth of exposure to our work, which could include:

  • Airside and landside operations
  • Water management
  • Power generation
  • Terminal operations
  • Project Management
  • External secondment to designers / contractors
  • Rail
  • Baggage
  • Asset Management

You will join us on significant projects and learn from our expert engineers, on a personalised programme that will consider your dreams, passions and skills.

Supporting you for success

Throughout the programme, you will enjoy the support of a senior sponsor from our leadership team. They will be there to help you build your networks, challenge your thinking and unlock opportunities. You will also meet regularly with a dedicated mentor who can answer any questions you may have about the organisation and help you find solutions to any challenges you may face. Plus, you will have a ‘buddy’ to show you the ropes until you find your feet.

Your professional development

You will embark on a comprehensive and defined training route, while receiving one-to-one coaching from mentors, will build up your knowledge, experience and the leadership skills needed to succeed as a future leader at Heathrow. Our expectation is that you will go on to achieve Chartered Engineer status with us and, ideally, take a fast-track route into a managerial role. What do you dream of achieving?

What we’re looking for

To make it onto this programme, you need a real passion for engineering as well as a degree accredited by a professional institution in an electrical/electronics, civil or mechanical discipline that is accredited by a professional institution. Excellent interpersonal skills are meaningful in all aspects of building your career. Above all, it’s important that you have a real drive to develop and improve, and the desire to continue learning about different areas of our business throughout the two-year programme and beyond.

As an equal opportunities employer, we encourage applications from a diverse range of individuals. We believe that diverse talent makes us stronger – not least because we welcome passengers from all corners of the globe, every single day. We’re an accessible place to work, driven by inclusivity and celebrating individuality. For more information, please visit our diversity & inclusion page.


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