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Jacobs is focused on building long-term client relationships, which has lead to the company becoming one of the largest and most diverse providers of technical, professional and construction services, including all aspects of architecture, engineering and construction, operations and maintenance, as well as scientific and speciality consulting.


With over 77,000 employees in over 400 locations around the world, Jacobs serves a large range of companies and organisations, including industrial, commercial, and government clients across multiple markets and geographies.



Africa & the Middle East

Asia Pacific

Central & South America


North America & Caribbean



Architecture & Interiors

Construction & Engineering

Information Technology

Integrated Project Services


Program & Construction Management

Scientific Research & Testing



Founded in 1947 by Joseph J. Jacobs

Headquartered in Dallas, Texas

77,000+ Employees

400+ Locations

$10 Billion 2017 Revenues

$2.7 Billion 2017 Client Savings



what's involved

Jacobs Graduate Development Programme (GDP) is recognised throughout industry as a benchmark of good practice and is designed to fulfil the needs of all graduates, in addition to technical development needs specific to their particular discipline.


Planning students might find interesting the opportunities to work as urban designers or transport planners at Jacobs.

Graduates complete a series of competencies based upon business requirements, comprising the optimum mix of blended learning which complements Chartership progression and provides them with the technical and business acumen required to advance their career.

Additional benefits include:


  • An invitation to attend our residential 'Graduate Conference' weekend in the Lake District to meet Jacobs graduates from across the globe and members of senior management

  • Paid holidays of up to 32 days; inclusive of national and public holidays

  • A broad flexible benefits package including the option to buy additional holidays, travel insurance, contributory pension scheme and the cycle to work scheme

Minimum criteria

The ideal candidate would have:

  • A numerate 2:1 Honours Degree in a relevant subject (or relevant postgraduate qualification), for example Mathematics, Geography or Economics. 

  • RTPI accredited course is desirable, but not essential.

how to apply

Look for a open vacancy online.

Apply online through Jacobs own recruitment system, you will be asked to submit your CV and Cover Letter.

3 Successful candidates will be asked to complete a Baseline Personnel Security Standard Pre-Employment check & will be required to undergo various checks including: Identity, Right to Work; Employment/Education History and Criminal Record.


If you are unable to meet this and any associated criteria, then your employment may be delayed or rejected.

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