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AECOM is a global network of experts working with both public and private sector clients, communities and colleagues to develop and implement innovative solutions to the world’s most complex challenges. Worldwide, they design, build, finance, operate and manage projects and programs that unlock opportunities, protect our environment and improve people’s lives.


AECOM delivers new development and redevelopment of buildings, campuses, infrastructure, cities and regions across the world. Processing quantitative and qualitative data, developing and applying advanced modelling tools, and consulting closely with communities, AECOM drives social quality, economic growth and environmental sustainability.


As one of the world’s largest urban design and civil infrastructure consultancies, AECOM delivers successful urban environments — whether it is helping cities to prioritize capital asset reliability, plan for climate adaptation, protect assets or provide for sustainable economic development. AECOM’s urban solutions help cities to better prioritize projects, plan ahead and provide for sustainable growth.


The Americas


Middle East


Australia/New Zealand



Geospatial Services

Master Planning

Strategic Planning

Public Consultation

Sustainability Consulting

Cities Solutions

GIS Tools





London’s Olympic Park (masterplanning)



(strategic management services)


North West Cambridge (masterplanning)



graduate schemes

what's involved

AECOM's Design, Planning and Economics practice line is comprised of environmental and ecological planning, economics, landscape architecture,masterplanning, interior design, sustainability and urban design.


As a graduate at AECOM, your salary comes with a range of benefits and those available in the UK and Ireland include:


- 25 days' annual leave

- Income protection

- Private medical insurance and life assurance

- Annual travel season ticket loans & cycle to work scheme

- Company contributory pension scheme

...and much more!

minimum criteria

Criteria varies across practice lines so please consult the relevant job description for detailed requirements.

All graduate roles require a minimum of a 2:2 classification (or equivalent, ie 50% or above) in a relevant degree and less than 2 years post graduate relevant work experience.


If you have more than 2 years please apply to our experienced hire positions at




There is a short online registration to enter your details and to demonstrate your suitability for the practice area(s) you select. Apply at and search for reference 190203BR.




An online interactive test helps AECOM assess how you would react in scenarios likely at AECOM. Just as importantly it helps you decide whether AECOM is right for you.




If successfully shortlisted for final stage, you will be invited for a technical assessment or full assessment day with the team you are being considered for.


Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible since CV’s will be reviewed and candidates selected on a rolling recruitment basis.



Every year, AECOM offers around 200 summer and industrial placements across their key practice lines — Environment and Design, Planning and Economics among them.


Duration: summer placements - 6 to 8 weeks,

industrial placements - 6 to 12 months.


Your placement enables you to learn ‘the AECOM way’ and culture. You are provided with a broad exposure to the practice line, thorough training where required, and an opportunity to demonstrate your ability and potential. You can develop your technical skills and your knowledge of the industry as a whole.


Strong performing students may be offered sponsorship for the remainder of their degree course, and subsequently a position within our graduate development programme upon successfully completing their degree course. Our sponsored students receive £1,500 per academic year and are expected to return for paid placements during the summer break. ​




 Submit your CV online



If your CV application is successful, you will be invited to attend an interview in the office to which you are applying 


Positions open on AECOM's website in October/November.

Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible since CV’s will be reviewed and candidates selected on a rolling recruitment basis.

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