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AECOM's Architecture & Design graduates make an impact

 August 08, 2023

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AECOM is built to deliver a better world, and as such AECOM graduates leave a positive, lasting impact on people and the planet.

AECOM's Graduate Programme UK & Ireland (Architecture & Design)

From creating new buildings and communities to enhancing public space and economic development, AECOM's architecture and design graduates make the world a better place. AECOM's expertise includes architecture, landscape architecture, interiors, workplace master planning, town planning, urban design, and economics.

For example, at the New Royal Jubilee Hospital in Belfast, Northern Ireland, graduates have participated in architectural design for the hospital. It is designated as a regional neonatal centre with intensive care, delivery suites, obstetric theatres and is a mid-wifery led unit.

AECOM graduates have assisted with the Dubai Expo, providing landscape architecture services for a significant portion of the internal public realm.

At the United Nations Climate Change Conference, COP 26, graduates were involved with AECOM's virtual pavilion. This showcased some of the world's best sustainable and ecological projects through a web-based, interactive exhibition.

AECOM graduates have also worked with the East Bank, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, in London, leading the urban advisory and planning including a new 'East' Campus for University College London (UCL), and a series of new cultural buildings to house the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A), BBC, Sadler's Wells, and the London College of Fashion, alongside 600 new homes.

At energy company ESB's headquarters in Dublin, graduates have assisted with interior design and strategy, providing modern office accommodation for up to 1,500 staff, acting as a catalyst to drive organisational change.

AECOM graduates have also worked with Crossrail, London, and AECOM's Economic Development team assessed the development impacts of Crossrail 2. AECOM's work was a core part of the Strategic Case for the scheme, and in 2018 won the Institute of Economic Development award for project with the Greatest Economic Impact.

Flexible working and a structured training programme

Students can use AECOM's flexible working to find a work/life balance that works best for them, meaning their evenings and weekends can be a time to relax.

AECOM supports development and professional qualification through its structured training programme.

Graduates get to work for the world's most trusted infrastructure firm, embedding environmental and social principles into everything they do, while giving something back to national and local communities.

A wide range of graduate opportunities

AECOM has over 30 offices across the UK and Ireland, with around 47,000 employees worldwide, serving clients in around 150 countries.

AECOM is a hugely diverse organisation with graduates in more than 35 different disciplines across the UK and Ireland.

AECOM tends to have graduate opportunities in the following teams:

  • Transportation Engineering and Planning: Highways Engineering, Traffic Engineering, Bridge Engineering, Rail Engineering (Civil and M&E), Aviation Engineering (Infrastructure), Transport and Development Planning, Strategic Consulting, Intelligent Transport Systems
  • Building Engineering and Consulting: Building Services and Public Health Engineering, Structural Engineering, Fire Engineering, Acoustics Engineering, Building Physics Engineering, IT and Communications Engineering, Process and Automation Engineering, Sustainability Consulting
  • Surveying and Project Management: Quantity Surveying, Building Surveying, Project Management
  • Environment: Remediation, EIA, Air Quality, GIS, Ecology, Stakeholder Engagement, Sustainability, Acoustics
  • Water Engineering and Consulting: Water Engineering and Consulting (including waste, resources, dams, flooding, coastal, utilities), Ports and Marine Engineering, Hydrogeology and Groundwater Engineering
  • Geotechnical and Tunnelling: Geotechnical Engineering, Tunnelling Engineering
  • Design and Planning: Workplace Interior Design, Urban Planning and Design, Town Planning, Development Economics and Regeneration, Workplace Strategy Consulting
  • Architecture: Architecture (P1&2), Landscape Architecture
  • Power: Nuclear (Structural), Transmission & Distribution, Thermal, Renewables

Learn more about making an impact in an AECOM graduate career.

Embark on a graduate career in Architecture & Design, and help make the world a better place

AECOM's graduates students work on small scale to massive international infrastructure projects, embedding sustainable development and positive social outcomes in everything they do.

Bring unique talents, backgrounds and expertise to bear on some of the world’s most complex challenges.

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