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​Your pathway to success


Veolia is an international business with a single vision: to resource the world. Around the globe, we help cities and industries to use resources - waste, water and energy, more sustainably.

The UK leader in environmental solutions, Veolia provides a comprehensive range of waste, water and energy management services designed to build the circular economy and preserve scarce raw materials.

We're innovators committed to focusing on carbon reduction by preventing pollution, preserving natural resources, protecting biodiversity, combating climate change and raising environmental awareness.

Join us and you'll play your part in making it a global reality. In the process, you'll have everything you need to develop a truly outstanding career. If you want to learn as you earn we help our apprentices to learn on the job and gain the vocational qualifications they need to perform a variety of skilled roles. Everything from mechanical engineering and HGV driving to business administration and finance.

Whether you are a school leaver, already work for Veolia or just fancy a career change, an apprenticeship with Veolia could be just the right option for you.


We have apprenticeship opportunities at all levels; from level 2 through to masters degree apprenticeships at level 7. The opportunities for development are endless and are open to all ages. Veolia is a huge business with over 174,000 employees across the world and over 14,000 in the UK and Ireland alone. We have people in an incredibly wide range of roles and what unites us is our passion and ambition. We're a leader in providing smart environmental solutions - and are looking for people who share our drive and vision.

With us, you'll be part of a culture that's both innovative and inclusive. We really value diverse points of view and encourage everyone to contribute to our goals. To help you, you'll have exceptional learning and development programmes. You can also expect the support of a warm and friendly team.

Our excellent apprenticeship programmes are not just for anyone. They are for people who have a passion for learning. They are for people determined to succeed. They are for the people who will be able to make the most of the hands-on experience and qualifications we offer.

Join us and you’ll learn from the best. You’ll work on projects that have a real impact on our environment. You’ll also be rewarded as you develop your skills and start on the road to building an impressive career.


We offer a range of apprenticeships which are delivered internally by our in-house apprenticeship specialists, such as:


We also offer apprenticeships through a variety of high-quality training provider partners such as local colleges, national training providers and universities. These are in sectors such as digital, engineering & manufacturing, finance & HR. Some examples of these apprenticeships are highlighted below:

  • Engineering Level 3/4 - Various Pathways

  • Heavy Goods Vehicle Maintenance Level 3

  • HR Support Level 3

  • HR Consultant Level 5

  • Data Analyst Level 4

  • AAT Level 3

  • Accountancy Professional Level 7

If you share our passion for protecting the environment,  you'll have every opportunity to enjoy a rich and rewarding career with us. 


Everyone at Veolia is offered the opportunity to reach their full potential through our training and development programmes. We prefer a blended approach to learning that uses a mixture of techniques. From on-site visits to dedicated classroom environments, role play, written assignments and on-line learning.


When you work for Veolia in the UK, you can also look forward to receiving a great package of benefits to enhance your salary or hourly pay.  This includes:

  • An award winning cycle to work scheme
  • Savings on many high street brands and shops
  • Discounted gym membership
  • An employee assistance programme
  • Mental health first aiders across the business
  • 1 paid volunteer day
  • Company pension scheme
  • Up to 25 days paid holiday each year plus bank holidays


As a company, we recognise the vital role our apprentices and graduates play within our business. Helping us to stay ahead against national skills gaps issues, recruiting our next generation of talent and upskilling our existing employees. 


Every year we host our Apprenticeship and Graduate Awards at the Houses of Parliament to honour and celebrate the hard work and dedication of our apprentices. It is always a privilege to hear from our former winners at the event who often speak of their career progression and the opportunities post apprenticeship on offer within Veolia.


If someone had told me when I first joined Veolia that I would win Apprentice of the Year I wouldn't have believed them. I don't think people realise the number of opportunities and exposure you have at Veolia being a Graduate or an Apprentice. I think this award shows that Veolia really does notice when you put time and effort into your work.

Michael Worth, Junior Content Producer and Veolia's Apprentice of the Year 2019