Step 1. Online Application

  • Apply here
  • Before you apply adapt your CV and cover letter to suit the role.
  • To stand out in your application, demonstrate a keen interest in the discipline/industry and highlight your relevant experience.
  • Paid and voluntary roles are important. Include any leadership roles at school or university or volunteering for a local sports club or community group.
  • Consider how you express yourself. We are looking for professionalism in your cover letter and CV.

Step 2. Online Video Interview and Aptitude Tests

  • If successful, we will invite you to complete an online video interview and a numerical and verbal reasoning test.
  • The video interview is an opportunity for you to showcase your interest and passion for your chosen career path, so relax and let your personality shine through!

Step 3. Face to Face Interview

  • The final stage is an interview with the hiring manager and another team member. It could be in person at one of our offices or online via video call.
  • This is a chance for you to go into more depth about your studies and work experience and how this relates to the role you applied for.
  • As much as it’s about us finding out about you, it’s an opportunity for you to find out more about the team and the day-to-day of the role, so please come prepared with questions!

Step 4. Offer

  • If successful, we will call you to discuss your offer and send you an official contract.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I apply for more than one role?

Yes. Please tailor your cover letter to each specific role. Ensure you only apply for office locations you would like to be based in or see yourself relocating to.

When do job applications close?

Please refer to each specific job for closing dates. We strongly recommend applying as soon as possible as adverts could close earlier if we have sufficient applicants.

What happens after I submit my application?

Once you submit the application, our emerging talent team will do the initial screening. If successful, your application will go to one of our hiring managers for a second review. We aim to get back to everyone within three months, but this may vary. Due to applicant volumes, we are unfortunately unable to provide individual updates.

What happens if I am unsuccessful after the first stage?

We will notify you by email, but unfortunately, we cannot provide individual feedback due to the volume of applications received.

What degree disciplines do you recruit?

The following list is not exhaustive. Please see our careers page and specific adverts for required degree disciplines:

  • Air Quality
  • Bridge Engineering
  • Building Services Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Data Analytics
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Environmental Advisor
  • Environmental Consultant
  • Environmental Planner
  • Geography
  • Geotechnical Engineering
  • GIS Consultant
  • Hydrology/Hydrogeology
  • Maths
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Planner
  • Project Management
  • Sciences
  • Structural Engineering
  • Transport Planner
  • Utilities Engineering
  • Water Management

When does the graduate programme start?

Most of our graduates start in September. We do however have intakes throughout most of the year. Start dates are dependent on the specific role and team. If an immediate start is required, this is stated in the job advert.

Does Stantec have a career development group?

Yes, we do. The Developing Professionals Group (DPG) gives employees in the initial stages of their career the chance to develop both technically and professionally; to meet their colleagues and really be part of our global organisation. It’s a truly international network that, in addition to planning regional and local activities, really gives a voice to our DPs (developing professionals).

Do you provide a permanent contract?

Stantec is proud to provide all its graduates with a permanent full-time contract supporting a long-term commitment to Stantec’s early career professionals.

What does the Graduate Development Programme involve?

Your Professional Development Programme includes graduate early careers core training in your first three years. This provides an enhanced training period and a community to engage with throughout your initial Professional Development. Once you’ve completed the three-year graduate core training period, you will continue to receive training and mentorship tailored to support your journey on becoming professionally chartered or qualified.

Where will I be based?

We have 30 offices in the UK and Ireland. Not every discipline recruits in every office, so please check the job advert for the specific location. The more flexible you are with location; the more opportunities there will be available to you.

Do you offer a rotational graduate programme?

Whilst we don't offer a formal rotational programme, we do encourage you to work with your mentor and manager to make the most of the extensive array of opportunities available across our sectors and geographies. Our multidisciplinary teams, the Graduate Programme, the Developing Professionals Group and our Communities of Practice can all help you get connected and develop your career in an exciting and growing business.

Apply for Graduate positions here.

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