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Mouchel - Landmark projects, a relaxed yet professional culture, and ambition that's led to unprecedented growth over the past few years: there's nowhere quite like Mouchel


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The Company

Mouchel provides management, commercial and engineering expertise to clients in the public sector and regulated industries.

Mouchel is the force behind partnerships that seek to transform the way in which public services are delivered to society.

We take the lead in markets that range from highway network management, rail engineering and local authority real-estate management, through to water engineering and asset delivery, education, business process outsourcing, project management and management consultancy.

We employ a bright, enthusiastic and diverse team of more than 11,000 people whose ideas and expertise are shaping the agenda in the professional support services world ahead.


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Training & Profiles

Engineers and management consultants

See yourself as a future business leader? Mouchel’s Academy programme is designed for movers and shakers. People who’ve got the talent to make a real impact on big projects - and just can’t wait to prove it.

About us
Just like the graduates on our team, Mouchel is ambitious and growing fast. In fact, we’ve doubled in size over the past five years, and we don’t intend to slow down any time soon. Today we have 11,000 talented people across the country, providing business and consulting services to clients in a whole range of different industries.

If our name is new to you, that’s because many of our projects happen behind the scenes of everyday life. We work with organisations in the private, public and regulated sectors - helping to improve essential services like railways, water, education, roads and energy. Whatever we do, our focus is always on quality and innovation: making things smarter, more cost-effective, and more useful for the customers who rely on them.

Because the scope of our services is so wide, you’ll find experts from an amazing variety of disciplines on our teams: everything from engineers and designers, to consultants, managers and technologists.

The Programme
Our Academy development programme will give you the best possible start to your career. Lasting 18 months, it’s designed to help you get up-to-speed as quickly as possible. You’ll also be equipped with the transferable skills you need to perform your role - and move forward in your career.

Throughout the programme you’ll have all the support you could need - from your line manager, from the colleagues in your teams, and from other graduates within the Academy. However, to really make the most of the programme, you’ll need to take personal responsibility for your own development. It will be up to you to seek out opportunities and capitalise on them.

In addition to the Academy, you’ll benefit from high-quality technical training on the job. Expect to be given hands-on experience and real responsibility on a wide range of projects, as well as the opportunity to study for professional qualifications.

Our roles
We have opportunities for engineering graduates in hands-on technical positions as well as roles which focus more on project management and client liaison.

Non-engineering graduates take on roles within Management Consultancy or Government Business Services in project management or business support. These roles are ideal for commercially minded people who want to gain an understanding of wider business issues.

Rewards and benefits
There’s a great package on offer here. We offer a highly competitive starting salary and an outstanding range of benefits. These include a company pension, private healthcare, and 24 days’ holiday per year. You can also buy up to five extra days’ holiday through our flexible benefits scheme.

Engineers

See yourself as a future business leader? Mouchel’s Academy programme is designed for movers and shakers. People who’ve got the talent to make a real impact on big projects - and just can’t wait to prove it.

About us
Just like the graduates on our team, Mouchel is ambitious and growing fast. In fact, we’ve doubled in size over the past five years, and we don’t intend to slow down any time soon. Today we have 11,000 talented people across the country, providing business and consulting services to clients in a whole range of different industries.

If our name is new to you, that’s because many of our projects happen behind the scenes of everyday life. We work with organisations in the private, public and regulated sectors - helping to improve essential services like railways, water, education, roads and energy. Whatever we do, our focus is always on quality and innovation: making things smarter, more cost-effective, and more useful for the customers who rely on them.

Because the scope of our services is so wide, you’ll find experts from an amazing variety of disciplines on our teams: everything from engineers and designers, to consultants, managers and technologists.

The Programme
Our Academy development programme will give you the best possible start to your career. Lasting 18 months, it’s designed to help you get up-to-speed as quickly as possible. You’ll also be equipped with the transferable skills you need to perform your role - and move forward in your career.

Throughout the programme you’ll have all the support you could need - from your line manager, from the colleagues in your teams, and from other graduates within the Academy. However, to really make the most of the programme, you’ll need to take personal responsibility for your own development. It will be up to you to seek out opportunities and capitalise on them.

In addition to the Academy, you’ll benefit from high-quality technical training on the job. Expect to be given hands-on experience and real responsibility on a wide range of projects, as well as the opportunity to study for professional qualifications.

Our roles
We have opportunities for engineering graduates in hands-on technical positions as well as roles which focus more on project management and client liaison. We’re particularly interested in hearing from: Civil and Structural Engineers, Electrical Engineers, Transport Planners, Geotechnical Engineers, Quantity Surveyors, Mechanical Engineers, and Environmental Engineers.

Rewards and benefits
There’s a great package on offer here. We offer a highly competitive starting salary and an outstanding range of benefits. These include a company pension, private healthcare, and 24 days’ holiday per year. You can also buy up to five extra days’ holiday through our flexible benefits scheme.

Engineering industries (please choose from the following)

  • Aerospace
  • Rail
  • Telecommunications
  • Utilities
  • Defence
  • Energy - oil & gas
  • Energy - power generation
  • Fast moving consumer goods
  • Marine
  • Materials & metals
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Chemicals
  • Built environment
  • Automotive

Thinking of an engineering alternative? (please choose from the following)

  • Logistics
  • Intellectual property
  • Finance
  • Commodities trading
  • Management consulting
  • Operational management
  • Procurement & purchasing
  • Quality assurance
  • Supplier-relationship mgt
  • Supply-chain management
  • Technical sales & sales support
  • Technical consultancy

Website: Mouchel academy

Graduates sought: Any engineering degree

Min degree requirement: 2.2

Accept applications requiring work permits? Yes

Work experience: Offered


Management consultants

See yourself as a future business leader? Mouchel’s Academy programme is designed for movers and shakers. People who’ve got the talent to make a real impact on big projects - and just can’t wait to prove it.

About us
Just like the graduates on our team, Mouchel is ambitious and growing fast. In fact, we’ve doubled in size over the past five years, and we don’t intend to slow down any time soon. Today we have 11,000 talented people across the country, providing business and consulting services to clients in a whole range of different industries.

If our name is new to you, that’s because many of our projects happen behind the scenes of everyday life. We work with organisations in the private, public and regulated sectors - helping to improve essential services like railways, water, education, roads and energy. Whatever we do, our focus is always on quality and innovation: making things smarter, more cost-effective, and more useful for the customers who rely on them.

Because the scope of our services is so wide, you’ll find experts from an amazing variety of disciplines on our teams: everything from engineers and designers, to consultants, managers and technologists.

The programme
Our Academy development programme will give you the best possible start to your career. Lasting 18 months, it’s designed to help you get up-to-speed as quickly as possible. You’ll also be equipped with the transferable skills you need to perform your role - and move forward in your career.

Throughout the programme you’ll have all the support you could need - from your line manager, from the colleagues in your teams, and from other graduates within the Academy. However, to really make the most of the programme, you’ll need to take personal responsibility for your own development. It will be up to you to seek out opportunities and capitalise on them.

In addition to the Academy, you’ll benefit from high-quality technical training on the job. Expect to be given hands-on experience and real responsibility on a wide range of projects, as well as the opportunity to study for professional qualifications.

Our roles
Our non-engineering graduates take on roles within Management Consultancy or Government Business Services in project management or business support. These roles are ideal for commercially minded people who want to gain an understanding of wider business issues.

Rewards and benefits There’s a great package on offer here. We offer a highly competitive starting salary and an outstanding range of benefits. These include a company pension, private healthcare, and 24 days’ holiday per year. You can also buy up to five extra days’ holiday through our flexible benefits scheme.

Minimum degree requirement: 2.1

Accept applications requiring work permits? Yes

Areas of specialisation (please choose from the following)

  • Corporate Finance
  • Public sector
  • Operations
  • Marketing & sales
  • IT
  • Implementation
  • Human resources
  • Economics
  • Customer relationship management
  • Strategy
  • Other

Form of application Online

Work experience: Offered

Extra information

Website: Mouchel academy

Deadline
We operate two recruitment cycles, one from September to December and the second from January to April. All vacancies will be closed as positions are filled so we advise you to apply early.

Location
Mouchel is a UK-wide employer. However, the more flexible you are on location, the easier it will be to find you a suitable role.

Vacancies
Please see website for up-to-date information

Salary We offer a highly competitive starting salary.

Who we’re looking for
We are looking for movers and shakers. Bright, dynamic people who want to have a big impact on big projects.

Selection Process (what you had down last year)

  • Online application
  • First interview by phone
  • First interview face to face
  • Assessment centre
  • Closing date: Apply early

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Case Studies

Case study: Tom

Name: Tom
Degree: First in Electronic and Communications Engineering
University: Nottingham Trent University
Role: Graduate Systems Engineer / Highways Division

"I was mainly doing Design Engineering in my first role, so I wanted my next step to involve more project management and client interaction. With their consultative approach and large, interesting projects, Mouchel Parkman fitted the bill perfectly."

Active Traffic Management

"Since joining Mouchel Parkman I have been a member of the Controlled Motorways Consultancy team, working on the development of new electronic signage and speed enforcement systems, designed to give our client greater control over the flow of traffic on their network. This equipment has now been installed as part of the Active Traffic Management Pilot Project on the M42. The signage allows variable speed limits to be implemented depending upon traffic conditions, and gives the option of opening the hard shoulder as a running lane when required. The enforcement equipment works in parallel with the signage, ensuring that drivers comply with the variable speed limits and making sure traffic flows smoothly. I've been involved in all aspects of the project, including the development, testing, installation and commissioning of equipment, and the project management needed to ensure that project milestones are delivered on time."

Seeing a project through
"A typical day might see me out on site dealing with contractors, troubleshooting equipment problems, or working closely with our client to ensure their needs are met.

Today I've been liaising with the Police to develop a test procedure as we prepare for handover, and it's been really satisfying seeing the project through all its different stages.

The best thing about working here is the sheer variety of projects. I've had the chance to participate in desktop studies, night works, and I've even been invited to present two papers I've written at the ITS World Congress later this year."



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Degree: First Class BA Management Studies
University: University of Nottingham
Role: Government Services / Property

"As a non-cognate student, I came into the industry with very little specialist knowledge, but plenty of enthusiasm to get involved in such interesting work. I undertook a RICS accredited post graduate conversion course with the University of Reading, which gave me a broad introduction to the surveying profession. I constantly build on this and find myself learning something new on the job everyday. I am just over half way through the minimum period required to become chartered with the RICS and this is a major objective of mine.

The team in which I work is made up of a number of building surveyors with a range of skills and experience. Our work consists primarily of making alterations and improvements to the county councils buildings and also creating new buildings to support the county’s growth agenda. For us surveyors, the projects range in value from £10K to £1M, lasting from a few months to over a year or two and involve professionals from a range of disciplines.

I have been given the responsibility to run several projects under the guidance of a more experienced colleague, who is always available to give advice and answer my queries. Initially these have been lower value refurbishment and internal alterations which are of a suitable scale and degree of complexity. I am also assisting a colleague on a larger scheme to provide a Sure Start Children’s Centre as an extension to an existing school.

I enjoy the challenge that the role provides, having to solve problems and be creative, I never find myself watching the clock. ‘Each day is different’ is a widely used adage but nonetheless perfectly applicable here. I might perform one or a number of activities including: surveying a site, developing a design, writing a specification, writing a stage report for one of our clients, liaising with other specialist disciplines including mechanical, electrical or structural engineers, planning officers, building control inspectors and health and safety experts and co-ordinating with contractors when the project gets on site."



Case study: Keith Cheung

Name: Keith Cheung
Degree: MEng Civil Engineering
University: Imperial College
Role: Rail Professional Services / Structures South

"My department generally deals with structures to do with railways. However we are involved with the design and assessment of other structures as well. Projects I have worked on span from bridge assessments to advising on HSE regarding civil asset risk management. Other work we are involved in includes the use of Carbon Fibre Reinforced Plastics (CFRP) to strengthen existing structures for the Corporation of London and a 100 year old bridge for Essex County Council."

Prestigious Projects

"Aside from the rail aspect, I have designed the steel structure of a 13 span viaduct carrying a highway above the Hunslet area in Leeds. I have been commissioned by the MP Ports and Coastal team to provide computational analysis support in designing a bridge and steel frame structure between two jetties.

I have also had the opportunity to be part of the award winning Gasport Teeside project. This involved designing a pre-tensioned concrete bridge spanning between two jetty heads with a steel tower to mount a gas supply loading arm that connects to a docked gas ship. A further truss foot walkway was also installed for pedestrian access. I was responsible for carrying out a structural analysis of a steel tower, pre-tensioned concrete bridge and the truss walkway using STAAD to ascertain load effects in order facilitate the design of structural components."

Variety and Challenge
"Having been with Mouchel Parkman since the merger in 2003, I can see we are making a big name for ourselves on the civil scene. Amongst others we are actively bidding for projects on the Olympic Commission. With such potential growth there are undoubtedly plenty of opportunities for career development. I am pursuing further involvement in project management whilst also improving my technical ability both of which I have confidence that MP can provide. I have aspirations to be charted by end of 2008 and a project manager within 2-3 years.

Since joining MP I have been involved in at least 15 different projects varying in nature from technical based to project management and consultancy. I have found it a satisfying challenge to multitask between the projects and complete them within the deadlines agreed."



Case study: Sean Harries

Name: Sean Harries
Degree: BSc Environmental Management
University: University of Birmingham
Role: Assistant Project Manager / Management Consultancy

"My name is Sean Harries and I have been with Mouchel Parkman for 4 months. I joined as part of the Graduate Induction Programme and my role is Assistant Project Manager within Management Consultancy, but more specifically situated in the New Models of School Organisation division - more commonly known as the Academies team - which is within Education & Learning Services.

Academies are a new type of publicly funded independent secondary school, that offer a real alternative for inner city schools with a history of underperformance. This aims to improve children's opportunities and offer improved community resources.

Since starting at the company I have found that the members of the Academies team are all extremely helpful, friendly and adopt a work hard play harder attitude. I found that anyone would stop what they were doing and dedicate their full attention to answer any question. I also believe that the values which the company upholds are permeated throughout the staff and are reflected in their work and attitude towards others.

I was going to write about a typical day as an Assistant Project Manager but there is no such thing as a typical day. One aspect of the job that keeps me so interested in my work is the fact that every day is different. I regularly travel to work on the tube on a Monday morning thinking 'what will I be doing this week?' Of course part of the job is planning ahead but you always have new challenges to face.

Another angle of my work, which I have really enjoyed, has been working with a number of various clients. They range from multi-million pound sponsors, Local Authorities, staff and students, and public relations companies. This side of the work really appealed to me as I have a good level of inter-personal skills. The people you work with will recognise your strengths and really help you to develop them.

Finally, it is worth mentioning the flexibility you are offered at Mouchel Parkman. My induction period was valuable in helping to progress and shape my way forward. I was offered a vast range of options within the business which I could pursue and these have all been fed into my 12 month targets.

At present I work on a number of small projects, a main project in Oxford and I have also been given ownership of a learning forum for Assistant Project Managers throughout the company. Learning is something that is fully supported by Mouchel Parkman and I have been encouraged to join the Association of Project Managers and will be completing PRINCE2 training- a recognised project manager's tool/qualification.

I think a good summary would be that Mouchel Parkman can train, support, encourage and reward you, but most of all assist you to develop your professional career in the best environment."



Case study: Tom Cuthbert

Name: Tom Cuthbert
Degree: First Class honours in Mechanical Engineering
University: Loughborough University
Role: Graduate Mechanical Engineer / MP Energy

"The Energy division within Mouchel Parkman (MP) attracted me to join the company. Within this business stream, projects are undertaken relating to oil and gas (and much more). This is a dynamic and diverse sector of engineering and consultancy, with endless prospects for varying disciplines. Within Energy there is a vast array of engineering and project management experience, with certain members of staff being renowned experts within their field. This is an ideal scenario for an ambitious and developing engineer to capitalise on!

Energy has in house experience in disciplines such as Mechanical, Civil, Electrical and Instrumentation & Control, as well as project services. I am part of the Mechanical team, based in Hinckley, Leicestershire, primarily working on the design and project coordination of High Pressure Gas pipelines and Above Ground Installations (AGI)."

Projects
"I have been involved in a number of projects to date, including the Brecon to Tirley 1220mm diameter Pipeline Project. This is a huge project that involves the design and construction of a cross country pipeline to link the Milford Haven liquid natural gas (LNG) terminal to the national gas transition system (NTS). MP Energy is responsible for the design and engineering of the AGI's and technical support for the Environmental Impact Assessment on the project. On this project, MP Energy has also designed two of the largest Pressure Reduction Installations (PRI), which are located in Herefordshire and South Wales, as well as facilitating the design and layout of the main pipeline route.

I have been involved in projects such as the Teeside Gasport (the world's first dockside LNG regasification port) and a Pipeline project in Cheshire that entails facilitating underground Gas storage in Salt Cavities."

Roles and Responsibilities
"I have provided engineering and project coordination support on various projects. However, more recently, I have taken responsibility for the Design Coordination for the Brecon to Tirley Interconnection project and the Cheshire Pipeline feasibility study. This role involves generating the engineering calculations, designs and detailed reports. Furthermore, it is the responsibility of the design coordinator to liaise and instruct the Designer (CAD Operator) with the direction and technical specifics of the project. This engineering role also requires the checking of designs and in depth familiarity of technical specifications.

I am accountable to the Project Manager, but take full responsibility for the coordination and consistency of design amongst the different disciplines in house that have involvement. This requires a good understanding of the other disciplines and excellent communication and organisational skills. I take part in regular design progress meetings with the client and lead the meetings in my areas of responsibility.

I continue to push my self in all areas of expertise and I'm supported every step of the way by Mouchel Parkman."



Case study: Ivanka

Name: Ivanka
Degree: MEng in Civil Engineering
University: Imperial College London
Role: Graduate Geotechnical Engineer / Geotechnical Team / Land and Environment

"I was attracted to a job with Mouchel Parkman due to the impressive graduate scheme that was on offer and the friendly atmosphere in the offices. Due to the size of the company, the graduate scheme offers the possibility of moving between different roles, which was great as I was not completely set on which type of civil engineer I wanted to be. This has included working in the engineering services division, which helped me decide that geotechnics was the discipline for me."

The variety of engineering

"Working as a geotechnical engineer that services such a large multidisciplinary company, there is a large variety of engineering on offer. Mouchel Parkman has very experienced Rail and Highways teams that work on large projects for Network Rail and the Highways Agency. I have also had the opportunity to work on smaller schemes."

My role
"There isn't really a typical day that I can describe as the projects and roles that I play are so diverse. I have also had the opportunity to be involved in projects at a variety of stages. On the more technical side, I have been involved in desk studies including route options for new roads and site walkovers, site investigation design and supervision, slope stability analysis and foundation design, construction supervision and post-construction feedback. On several months at a time the softer skills side, I have been involved in project finance and programming and all of the contract management and health and safety management that comes along with being on site for."

Projects
"Most of my time at Mouchel Parkman has been spent working on Highways Agency communications schemes around London, including M4, M3, M1 and M23. These involve looking at historically failing embankments and providing foundation solutions for Variable Message Signs (VMS) such that the slopes are not adversely affected. This type of project requires liaison with many teams to come up with the best solutions for the structure, the communication system, the road safety design, and the environmental impact and buildability aspects of a motorway environment.

I am also currently involved with a couple of railway station upgrades improving public access to the station. This involves ground investigations and then the design of lift shafts and piled suspended footways along a steep embankment. I am also involved in the analysis of a failing embankment on a local road in Berkshire to find the failure mechanism and to recommend remediation solutions.

During my secondment to the engineering services division, I was involved in various structural and infrastructure schemes for London borough councils. One of these projects was the suspended footway design of which on my return to the geotechnical division, I am continuing with the subsurface design.

With the Land and Environment Business Unit, Geotechnics works closely with contaminated land specialists, ecologists, land mapping experts and environmental scientists. This provides a great opportunity to really understand the project well."



Case study: Glenn

Name: Glenn
Degree: BEng in Civil and Coastal Engineering
University: University of Plymouth
Role: Assistant Engineer / Ports Team of Water Projects

"I became aware of Mouchel Parkman through Keith Davies, consultant to Mouchel Parkman’s Ports and Coastal business, and a Professor at the University of Plymouth who teaches coastal engineering and ports design to final year students. His discussions on projects he had worked on increased my desire to become part of the MP Ports team, and a few months after graduating…I got my chance!"

Prestigious Projects

"Since joining Mouchel Parkman, I have had the opportunity to work on some prestigious projects in varying capacities, one of which was the provision of technical assistance for the new Liverpool Cruise Liner Facility. This £18m project involves a new 250m long floating berth, capable of accommodating cruise liners up to the size of the Queen Mary II. This project is intended to contribute to the further regeneration of Liverpool. I have also been given the opportunity to manage some projects, including jetty condition surveys at two oil refineries. This has given me experience in project and financial management, client interaction and technical report writing. In both cases I also prepared the bid proposal, so it has been a great feeling to win the work and see our solutions to the clients problems come to fruition."

Kuwait Experience
"My most memorable experience thus far has undoubtedly been working in Mouchel Parkman's Kuwait Office for six months between January and October 2006. It was an immense challenge not only to work in a different country, but also live and experience a totally different culture. In January 2007 I travelled back down to the University of Plymouth to give an Employers Presentation to students on my old course. At the end of the presentation some of my old Lecturers came up to me and expressed amazement at the opportunities I have had in such a short space of time!"



Case study: Anthony

Name: Anthony
Degree: Masters in Civil Engineering
University: Loughborough University
Role: Graduate Waste Engineer / Waste Infrastructure Team

"I had undertaken a sandwich year as part of my degree at university, where the bulk of my daily work involved concrete science experiments. The natural progression for me was to move to an engineering role following graduation, which I found at Mouchel Parkman. I knew little about Mouchel Parkman when I applied, but the reports I did hear concerning friendly staff and the company proceeding in the right direction were certainly accurate."

Waste Management Facilities

"Since joining Mouchel Parkman I have been a member of the Waste Infrastructure team, working on the construction of two large waste management facilities in East London. The facilities receive the household waste from the dustbins of local residents, dry it, and process it to remove all of the recyclable materials, which are sent off to be recycled; the remaining waste material is taken off to landfill sites. Our team's role on the project was as project manager on behalf of the client, and as such we were responsible for some of the design work, site supervision and managing the construction. My personal role has been largely project management and commissioning due to the stage in the project at which I arrived."

A Typical Day
"A typical day might see me writing sections of a technical report, interpreting engineering drawings to verify the dimensions and locations of site features, co-ordinating and scheduling some site operations and liaising with the client to understand any problems that have arisen and attempt to solve them. I have also been to site to attend project meetings with the client, witness the testing of the machinery and gather information to be processed in the office. One of the most gratifying aspects of the job is the amount of client contact to which I have been exposed, which has led to larger amounts of trust and responsibility than I would have expected in my first year of employment."

Graduate Opportunities
"Mouchel Parkman provides good support to graduates and encourages them to fulfil their potential by registering for the Chartership scheme of the institution of their choice. The amount of construction work that is currently being undertaken in Dubai has already led to several of my colleagues accepting roles there, and this remains a distinct possibility for me in the not too distant future. The graduate social activities are plentiful with monthly lunchtime forums consisting of presentations from senior staff and external companies and discussions, usually followed by a visit to the pub after work! The graduate induction event in a smart hotel was also a very enjoyable event, providing ample opportunity to network and socialise."


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Information & FAQ

What is The Academy?
What training and development will I receive?
What are your entry requirements?
Does Mouchel Parkman employ graduates requiring work permits?
Does Mouchel Parkman offer industrial/summer internships?
What vacancies are available at which location?
Are there any vacancies overseas?
Can I make more than one application and can I re-apply if I’ve been rejected?
How long will it typically take to complete the online application form?
After I have made an application, how long will it be until I find out whether I have been short-listed?
What is the work culture? How many hours will I be expected to work?
Can you tell me about my likely career progression?
How long do Academy Affiliates stay with the organisation on average?
Can you tell me about the sort of work I’ll be doing on during my Academy Programme?
How many holidays will I get?
Does Mouchel Parkman offer relocation assistance?
What functions do we recruit graduates into?
When can I apply?
Where will interviews take place? And will my travel expenses be reimbursed?
If I am available can I start immediately?

What is The Academy?
The Academy is split into 3 entry streams, as follows:

The Apprentice Academy Programme is designed especially for school leavers who either have Advanced GNVQs, BTecs, A-levels or AS Levels or equivalent in one of the following subjects: Maths, Sciences, Technical-related or Economics.

The Technicians Academy Programme is made up of HND/C and foundation degrees or equivalent.

The Graduate Academy Programme is designed for Graduates & Masters Graduates.
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What training and development will I receive?
Training and development of our graduates is very important to us. Everyone who joins our Academy Programme has the same aim of becoming accredited with the most appropriate professional body. You will receive assistance in setting up your training agreements.

A large proportion of the learning during the programme will be on-the-job with real hands on technical projects and responsibility. However alongside this experience we will help you make the transition from study to business with dedicated structured courses e.g. commercial and financial awareness and presentation skills. We hold Learning Forums to allow networking and to further enhance your skills and we also provide you with access to online learning programmes.

At the end of your 18 month programme you will be able to attend a Development Centre, designed to highlight your strengths and areas for development. The output is an agreed development plan to maximise your potential for your future career at Mouchel Parkman.
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What are your entry requirements?
For Apprentices & Technicians we ask for a minimum of 200 UCAS points or equivalent and for Graduates and Masters level we generally ask for a minimum 2:2 degree in either Civil, Structural, Mechanical or Electrical Engineering, Environmental Engineering as well as Transport Planning, Quantity Surveying or Geotechnics or equivalent with a sound technical background.
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Does Mouchel Parkman employ graduates requiring work permits?
We welcome applications from all suitably qualified graduates and we will attempt to apply for a work permit on your behalf if you are not an EU citizen and we wish to employ you.  However, bear in mind that the government rather than Mouchel Parkman makes decisions on such applications and we cannot guarantee success. Eventual employment with Mouchel Parkman in the UK, as with all companies, is dependent on a work permit. There are a small number of roles that have restrictions on who can be appointed, due to UK government security clearance requirements. It is the individual’s responsibility to obtain leave to remain or entry clearance once the work permit has been approved as per The Home Office’s recommendations. Please visit www.workingintheuk.gov.uk for more details.
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Does Mouchel Parkman offer industrial/summer internships?
We have a variety of paid summer and industrial internships which are advertised online. You will need to submit an online application in order to be considered for these positions, which are usually advertised from January onwards.

Internships are available in nearly all our functions and can take place in most of our offices. Our preference is to offer internships to penultimate year students or students who will return to university or college or school after their experience with us. We advise that you apply as early as possible for summer internships to avoid disappointment.

Summer internships in the UK business are for 2-3 months and industrial placements are 6 months to a year depending on the role and project. During your internship you will work on a real live project whilst gaining an insight into our overall business. You will be expected to make a real contribution to the day-to-day operations of your team. An internship is your opportunity to understand our company culture and our way of functioning. It is your opportunity to immerse yourself in a project and a profession and is your chance to see how you feel about Mouchel Parkman as a potential employer while you gain valuable professional experience.
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What vacancies are available at which location?
We have a range of locations across the UK which vary in the opportunities they offer. Please fill in your preferred locations when asked on the application form. The more flexible you are in location, the easier it will be to find a suitable role.
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Are there any vacancies overseas?
Most of our vacancies are based in the UK, although there are sometimes opportunities for you to work overseas on a particular project. The opportunities are performance-related and many of our graduates have taken these opportunities in the past. There may also be the opportunity to rotate projects within your business unit after 9 months.
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Can I make more than one application and can I re-apply if I’ve been rejected?
It is not recommended to make multiple applications as our system will recognise you. If you have gained more experience or skills since your last application, you are welcome to apply again one year later.  However, if you do not feel that your profile will have changed significantly then we must advise you the result may be the same.
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How long will it typically take to complete the online application form?
Approximately 20 minutes - all applicants are given a login and password so you may re-visit particular sections.
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After I have made an application, how long will it be until I find out whether I have been short-listed?
You will typically find out in up to 7 working days. The main recruitment period starts in October each year. Our business specific interviews run from November through until the summer period with assessment centres running alongside.
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What is the work culture? How many hours will I be expected to work?
Your contractual hours will be 37.5 hours on-site and 40 hours off-site per week. Our work culture can be demanding – at peak times, you’ll be expected to pitch in with the rest of the team and work hard to get great results.  However, there is always a supportive atmosphere and the results hard work creates get recognition.
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Can you tell me about my likely career progression?
We regard our Academy Affiliates as our future leaders of tomorrow and therefore we recruit them in order to fill our future senior management vacancies. As an example, one of our current Directors was a graduate trainee 22 years ago.

Many options are open to you – including several listed below:

  • Progress within your function in the UK Business - as far and as fast as your talent takes you.
  • Cross-functional move - through interfacing with the rest of the business - you may be able to pursue a career within a different field.
  • Move Internationally - recruits with particular flair and business talent - an International career is a possibility.

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How long do Academy Affiliates stay with the organisation on average?
It varies a great deal. Most Academy Affiliates don’t leave until they have been with the company for around three years – that’s when they tend to review their career direction. Compared to the industry average, our retention of Academy Affiliates over the longer term is excellent.
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Can you tell me about the sort of work I’ll be doing during my Academy Programme?
Our engineering graduates undertake a range of roles: from hands-on, purely technical positions, to those that focus more on project management. Here you’ll use your technical knowledge to liaise with both clients and contractors and ensure the project gets delivered, on time and on-budget.

Our non-engineering graduates will take on roles within management consultancy, project management or business support roles. These roles will suit those who are more commercially-minded who want to focus on the bigger picture and can excel when dealing with clients.
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How many holidays will I get?
You will be entitled to 24 days of holiday per annum. This will be paid on a pro rata basis for summer internships. You can buy up to 5 additional day’s holiday with Flexi-benefits.
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Does Mouchel Parkman offer relocation assistance?
We do not offer relocation assistance for graduates moving for the first time, although your line manager or HR contact will be happy to advise people informally finding houses or flats.
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What functions do we recruit graduates into?
In The Academy we recruit into 9 main business streams:
Highways
Property
Rail
Water
Management Consultancy
Energy
Land & Environment
Housing
Waste
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Where will interviews take place? And will my travel expenses be reimbursed?
For The Academy, first round interviews will take place at regional offices. We will pay your travel expenses to come to a first round interview, although this is subject to a policy - all reasonable travel expenses (standard fare) will be reimbursed, please keep a copy of all your receipts and attach them to the expense claim form that will be attached to your interview confirmation.

We will also reimburse your assessment centre travel costs and we will provide you with accommodation the night before an assessment centre if you live more than 4 hours away. 
Expenses are paid within 1 month.
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If I am available can I start immediately?
Yes. There are two scenarios. If you join the business but have not completed the entire selection process there will be 2 points in the year you can apply for The Academy (March and September).

If you have been through the selection process and join at any point which is not a formal start date, you will be able to join MP however will have wait to join The Academy with the rest of your Academy affiliates on The Academy Programme in April, July or October where you will be taken through your induction and development courses. 
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