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2024 Degree Apprenticeship Programme (UK)

We are WSP - Join us and make your career future ready!


What if you could imagine a better future for us all and a better future for you? What if you could work with the best and brightest minds in the industry?  With us you can.

In today’s world it’s important to work for a company that has clear purpose, giving back to communities and supporting what is truly important in the world.

When considering a career move its vital to work for a business that is aligned to your values and goals, a place where you can belong. See what WSP stands for in 2023 and beyond…

Our community of over 9,000 employees in the UK, plan, design, and deliver projects such as skyscrapers, train stations, carbon emission reduction, offshore wind farms and highway design that help shape the environment and the future of those that use them. It inspires us to stay curious, act locally, and think internationally. Join the WSP Apprenticeship programme and help design our tomorrow.

Your New Role, what’s involved

As a paid, full-time and permanent employee at WSP, you will feel a sense of belonging, in an environment where everyone feels respected and valued. We want to see your true authentic self. We want you to be inspired, learn, discover, and empower your career. We’ll work closely with you over the course of your apprenticeship to support and plan a development pathway that suits you. We work together with local Universities to make sure you get the best out of your apprenticeship. 

You’ll start the apprenticeship in September 2024, attending a local university for either one day per week or block placement. Acquiring a full undergraduate degree. Typically, the Level 6 qualification takes between 5-6 years to complete. 

We have opportunities in

Civil Engineering; within our Bridges, Highways, Water, Local Government, Transport Planning and Structures team(s). You will learn how to design, build, and maintain our roads, bridges, sports stadiums, high rises, airports and beyond. 

Building Services; learn the services within a variety of buildings or rail stations. For example, mechanical; heating, ventilating, bio-hazard mitigation. Electrical; lighting, renewable energy. Hydraulics; high purity water systems, sea systems. 

Rail Design; from metro to rapid transit to light and heavy rail. You will be involved with planning, designing, operating, and maintaining rail systems. 

Transport Planning; looking at the type of travel people and goods choose. For example, highways, rail, air, or water. You will be involved with the planning, designing, and upgrading of this transport infrastructure. 

Public Relations and Communications Assistant; you will learn all aspects of the engagement lifecycle, learning from an experienced team that specialises in marketing, communication, consultation, public affairs, media and engagement. 

Embedded Electrical and Electronic Engineering; working in collaboration with both private and public sector clients. You will be involved with providing consultancy services including highway, urban realm, interior, tunnel and creative lighting. 

Environmental Practitioner; within the Earth & Environment team. Learn about air quality, sustainable energy, and climate change. Reducing footprints and making healthy choices every day.

"At WSP, I have experienced an environment of inclusivity, challenge and a true sense of belonging. 

Katelyn, Undergraduate Transport Planner, currently on the Degree Apprenticeship. 


We’d love to hear from you if you have 


  • You’ll have achieved or be predicted 5 GCSE’s Grade C/Level 5 or above in English, maths, science.
  • You will have either achieved or be predicted A Levels (or equivalent) with grades BBC. To study Engineering subjects you will need a grade C minimum in maths or further maths. Or a BTEC Extended Diploma (Level 3) with grades DDM in an engineering-related subject with a further maths component.
  • For Graduate Apprenticeship opportunities in Scotland you will need 5 National 5’s at Grade C or above in English, maths, science. You will also have either achieved or be predicted Highers BBBC or above, to include maths.


What’s in it for you

  • Work-life balance? 

WSP recognises that work is only one part of your life and making time for other things is important – whether that’s for your families, friends, or yourself.

Our hybrid working policy allows the flexibility to work from the comfort of your own home as well as collaborating in our contemporary offices across the UK.

  • Inclusivity & Diversity? 

We want our people to achieve rewarding careers, bringing their whole selves to work. We celebrate integrity and treat people with respect, supporting each other and embracing diversity to create a culture of inclusion and belonging at WSP.

Our employee resource groups VIBE (LGBTQ+ employees), CREED (Championing Racial Equality and Ethnic Diversity) and our Gender Balance Group, in tandem with WSP’s Neurodiverse Community Group, WSP Connect Group (visible and non-visible disabilities) help us promote the right environment for you to reach your full potential.

  • Health & Wellbeing?

We are committed to supporting our people, giving you the tools to make improvements to your health and wellbeing through our Thrive programme.

We have an Employee Assist Programme, Med24, which gives you and your family unrestricted telephone access to an NHS doctor where you can call day or night or have a face-to-face video consultation. Med24 gives you and your family unrestricted telephone access to an NHS doctor where you can call day or night or have a face-to-face video consultation.

  • Flex your time?

For improved work life balance, WSP offers the “WSP Hour” which enables you to take one hour per day to do as you wish and make up the time earlier or later that day. You also have the option to flex your bank holiday entitlement to suit you.

  • Your development?

We appreciate that development and training is important to you and that’s why we have a supportive environment that invests in your development, including chartership, training, and mentoring.

Apply now and be the future of WSP!

"Apprentices are the lifeblood and future of WSP and our industry. It's essential that we invest in apprentices to fuel our growth and ambition as they bring fresh perspective, knowledge, and energy to everything we do. Diverse perspectives create the best possible teams." 

Paul Tremble, Chief Strategy Officer UK & ZA


How long does the process take?


Submit Application: You’ll receive a confirmation email within 48 hours of submitting your application. 

Online Behavioural Assessment: We will review your application, if we feel your background and skills are suitable, you will be sent an invite to complete an online behavioural assessment. To learn more about the assessment please visit Support For Candidates | Arctic Shores.

Assessment Centre or Interview: If you are successful after completing the online behavioural assessment. We will work hard to match you to the most suitable roles in our business. The final stage is either an assessment centre or face to face interview, within 8 weeks of initial application. 

Please note, the process can take up to 12 weeks in total if you’re an early applicant. We will aim to keep you informed throughout the time that your application is being considered however, due to the volume of applications received, we are not able to respond to individual requests for status updates. 


#WeAreWSP 

Here at WSP we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy or maternity/paternity. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria, please let us know if you require any workplace adjustments in support of your application. WSP reserves the right to close the vacancy before the advertised closing date.


 Degree Apprenticeship
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 Published on 01-12-2023
 Deadline 26-04-2024