Graduate Scheme


Bilfinger UK offer a 3 year graduates scheme which involves successful candidates completing a range of placement rotations across various departments within the business in years 1 and 2 of the scheme. The rotations are in place to enable our graduates to develop their knowledge and expertise in various areas of work, working on live projects and receiving on and off the job training in the process.

This experience offering assists our graduates with obtaining a good all-round appreciation of the business, and helps them (with their line manager and mentor) with their decision of what specialism they will choose to take forward with in year 3 of the scheme working towards obtaining a full time position with us. Our graduate scheme runs within each of our main office locations: Birchwood, Chesterfield, Reading and Fareham, where each graduate will be assigned a mentor to support their journey with us and answer any queries they may have along the way.


Graduate roles

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Process Engineering (Accredited to iCheme for the Process Engineering Scheme)
  • Electrical and Instrumentation Engineering
  • Automation Engineering
  • Project Management
  • Tendering and Business Development

*Please note these roles vary each year

Placement rotations

  • Automation
  • Sales & Proposals
  • Manufacture
  • Engineering
  • Installation
  • Procurement
  • Project Management
  • HSEQ
  • Innovation


  • Birchwood
  • Chesterfield
  • Reading
  • Fareham

Graduate Testimonials

The diversity of the projects I get to experience, along with continuous support from my line manager and mentor is invaluable. As one of the few female engineering graduates on the scheme, I hope I can empower others to follow their dreams as I have been able to do so thanks to Bilfinger UK.

Michelle O'Brien, Graduate Engineer, Bilfinger UK

To have this opportunity with a company such as Bilfinger UK, a frontrunner in the field of automation and digitalisation, the graduate scheme is the perfect vehicle to bring you to where you want to be as an engineer.

Tim Leong, Systems Engineer, Bilfinger UK