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AECOM Graduate Transaction and Compliance Croydon, Birmingham in Croydon, United Kingdom

Job Summary

Business: Environment

Location Options: Croydon, Birmingham

Salary: Competitive

Opening & Closing Date: Apply as early as possible because candidates are selected on a rolling recruitment basis for either immediate starts or advanced offers


Our continued success depends on you – the next generation of specialists who will help steer the world towards a better future for communities and the environment, though collaboration, expert knowledge and daring to think differently.

Our close working Transactions and Compliance team have an exciting opportunity for 3 graduates (one based in each location) to join them.

The Transaction and Compliance team forms part of a larger environmental team comprising 28 environmental specialists based in across the UK and Ireland.

The core Transaction and Compliance team business is related to:

  • Industrial Emissions (IE) Licensing and other Environmental Permitting

  • Pharmaceutical facility decommissioning

  • Enforcement support work for the 5 Environmental Agencies across the UK and Ireland

  • Environmental and Health and Safety compliance auditing and,

  • Environmental and Health and Safety due diligence assessments.


While primarily working within the Transaction and Compliance team, the successful candidate will also be involved within specific projects across the wider environmental team, including remediation, environmental impact assessment and Environment & Social Governance.

When a graduate starts with us, we pair them with an experienced member of the team who will guide and mentor them through their initial period working on live projects. Their initial role will support and assist with the completion of design tasks on a range of T&C team projects.

The candidate will undertake specific tasks under Project Manager direction in a wide range of projects within the areas described above. Tasks will be both desktop and field based. Training where required will be provided, mainly project specific training and mentoring (e.g., via accompanying senior staff on site visits).

The candidate will contribute to the Transactions and Compliance team overall targets and objectives and will ensure that health and safety is paramount to all activities.


AECOM is built to deliver a better world. We design, build, finance and operate infrastructure assets for governments, businesses and organisations in more than 150 countries. As a fully integrated firm, we connect knowledge and experience across our global network of experts to help clients solve their most complex challenges. From high-performance buildings and infrastructure, to resilient communities and environments, to stable and secure nations, our work is transformative, differentiated and vital. A Fortune 500 firm, see how we deliver what others can only imagine at and @AECOM.

At the core of our Resources & Industry business, the Environment business line's 4,400 talented environmental professionals provide environmental solutions for private and public clients around the world. We offer environmental management services that meet client needs for feasibility, impact analysis, and operational compliance as well as remediation, restoration, and reuse of impacted property.

Our graduate roles provide a fantastic opportunity to establish your career and gain valuable work experience helping to deliver challenging and high-profile projects. Your first role as a graduate sets the foundations for the rest of your career – AECOM will ensure you receive the training, mentoring and diversity of experience you need to set you on a path to success.


Our Graduate Development Programme (ADVANCE), along with our huge scope of projects across the globe, will challenge and inspire you to make a real difference to the world we live in. Our programmes form a core part of our business strategy globally, designed to develop the best talent across numerous disciplines to lead our business into the future. We have over 1,000 graduates on our programmes across the UK & Europe, from over 30 different disciplines, and each and every one of them makes a tangible difference to the environment we all live and work in.

We will provide you with all the tools and support you need to achieve your professional development ambitions, including chartership with the relevant international professional institution – where we have graduates working towards over 30 professional institutions in the UK. We demand the highest standards and expect our graduates to pass their professional review first time. You will be assigned a mentor to support and guide your development and undertake regular training modules throughout the programme. There will be on-the-job and classroom training where required, and the opportunity to work on live client projects with significant multi-disciplinary exposure.

Minimum Requirements


• Educated to at least degree level in, a relevant environmental discipline e.g. EIA, Environmental Sciences/Studies/Management/Sustainable Development/ Policy, Geography (inc physical), Engineering.

• Able to demonstrate an ability to learn, understand or have knowledge of environmental regulations - compliance .

  • Ability to work as part of a team, collaborating with colleagues, clients, and stakeholders as appropriate as well as to work independently without losing initiative & focus.

  • Strong skills in Microsoft Office specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint

  • Self-motivated and enthusiastic, hard-working, with ambition and drive

  • Strong report writing research, numeracy, and verbal communications skills with the confidence to engage with a variety of people, summarise technical information effectively and demonstrate diligent research techniques

  • Strong organisational skills and attention to detail- evidence of an organised approach to task/project management - Ability to structure & prioritise work effectively through close cooperation with the team as a whole

  • Enthusiastic with excellent research skills.

  • Sound report writing skills.

  • Ability to work flexibly under pressure, responding to changing project and programme demands

  • Willingness to travel and occasionally work out of normal office hours

Preferred Qualifications


  • Full Clean Driving licence beneficial for site work where equipment is required

  • Previous experience of working in a consultancy environment would be beneficial, including work placements or relevant voluntary experience ideally with exposure to EHS, Environmental Compliance.

What We Offer

When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is pioneering the future. Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions inclusion, diversity and overall employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only delivering a better world, but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.

Job Category Vacation Student / Internship / Graduate

Business Line Environment

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 252903BR

Additional Locations UK - Croydon - Bedford Park

Clearance Required No

Virtual: No

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.