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We help you gain broad experience and apply your knowledge in practice through rotations in various departments across the business. Alongside that we’ll support you through a ILM Level 3 Certificate in Leadership and Management qualification, to gain the skills and knowledge to lead, organise and motivate teams.

• Engineering Graduate Programme

You’ll gain experience across the full project lifecycle within our Operational team, alongside an Level 3 Certificate in Management qualification. Over the 3-year programme, you’ll also spend time with the Procurement, Design and Commercial teams to understand processes and collaborative working.

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Take your first step into the industry at a company with a unique culture that supports innovation, professional and personal development programmes.


    A direct pathway to entry-level programmes that provide career opportunities for school leavers.


    Work across a variety of exciting projects, placements and positions throughout the business.


    Collaborate with colleagues that want to push boundaries of what’s possible, empower new talent and provide an opportunity to thrive.

What you can expect

The scheme is over four years. Your first year is focused on understanding business fundamentals; Years 2 and 3 involve shadowing key departmental areas, such as planning, design, estimating, project management and assurance; Year 4 is allocated to delivering a project, while shadowing our commercial and procurement teams.

We then determine the best specialism and department to align you to, depending on your strengths.

Our People

There are all sorts of routes to get into and progress. Browse some of our people to find out their VVB stories, how you could follow them or start your own.

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Nick, Group Operations Director

Nick has truly risen through the ranks at VVB, from graduate to director. Find out what he has to say about his role and VVB's culture, from over 18 years' experience managing major infrastructure projects and bringing teams together.

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Ed, Project Manager

Ed’s enthusiasm for problem-solving has fuelled his progression at VVB, cutting his electrical engineering teeth on some of our biggest projects, and now supervising them from start to end through project management. Find out what he has to say about his role and VVB’s culture.

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Harsh, Graduate Engineer

Harsh is one of VVB’s newest recruits, earning a full-time role following a work placement. Find out what he has to say about his time so far, VVB’s culture and what he’s looking forward to about joining our permanent workforce.

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Mark, Electrical Chargehand

Since leaving school, Mark has always known he preferred a hands-on, practical job, so becoming an engineer felt a natural fit. With years of experience and responsibilities under his belt, find out what he has to say about his role and VVB’s culture.

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Beth, Senior Sustainability Advisor

Working within our Safe, Sustainable and Wellbeing department, Beth knows our culture better than most. Find out how she's shaped our sustainability strategy and our team’s attitudes towards mental health, wellbeing and making a difference.

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Karolina, Project Support Manager

Karolina joined us with a decade of document control experience, which she’s continued to grow in her varied role supporting our projects. Find out how she’s motivated by our leadership, values and culture.

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