Graduate Program

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Being a WT Graduate Engineer, you are expected to develop the sustainable energy transition. The Wood Thilsted Graduate Rotation Program is a 2-year career journey with a minimum of 3 eight-month rotations across different departments.

Starting your career with Wood Thilsted you will work on exciting projects, boosting your professional and personal development, which will prepare you for professional challenges.

Wood Thilsted supports your potential to grow. Wood Thilsted also offers a non-rotational graduate programme where the graduate is hired for one specific area of focus.

Whichever path you choose, we will provide a supportive environment to develop your leadership and commercial skills, alongside challenging work that continues to improve your technical knowledge. Being part of the Wood Thilsted graduate programme is a fantastic opportunity to kick start your career.


Through our graduate programme, you will gain an understanding of our in-house software, our business, company values and have a lot of fun with your colleagues through our social events.

You will be included in and drive global and national projects, whilst building a strong international network of professional and dedicated colleagues.

Unlike other graduate programmes, Wood Thilsted offers you a permanent contract from day 1 of your start with us, as we believe in your potential, and we want to see you grow with us.

Your career with Wood Thilsted will progress regardless on your selected journey. The graduate programme is a full-time entry-level position with a competitive salary and benefits package.

Graduate Rotation Programme structure overview

Joining as a WT Graduate Engineer will see you become fundamental in the global energy transition to tackle climate change. The Wood Thilsted Graduate Programme offers an exciting opportunity to embark on invaluable 2-year journey with an industry leader, formed of three 8-month rotations across different departments.

Whichever path you choose and wherever you find yourself at Wood Thilsted, you will be immersed into a supportive, forward-thinking environment, where you can expect to excel and develop leadership and commercial skills, alongside facing daily challenges that will equip you to be the best engineer you can be.

Welcome & Onboarding Career choice questionnaire

Rotation 1

Primary steel Secondary steel Commercial Structural Dynamics Geotechnical

Rotation 2

Primary steel Secondary steel Commercial Structural Dynamics Geotechnical

Rotation 3

Primary steel Secondary steel Commercial Structural Dynamics Geotechnical

Potential career advancement

Professional training & coaching Mentor & buddy programme to support you Graduate network & community Attending learning cafes and events throughout rotations

Tailored learning curve

Wood Thilsted has a well-structured approach to training and development. Each graduate will have a tailored plan which consists of a combination of internal and external training to support their professional development and personal goals.

Throughout the graduate rotation programme, you will be assessed against set goals, together with your manager you will reflect on your progress and discuss your preferred department rotation. All 3 rotations will be based on your preference and choice.

Your mentor and graduate community

All graduate engineers will be matched with a professional mentor, who will help you gain valuable experience and understanding of Wood Thilsted, build strong network with colleagues, provide professional and personal sparring where needed as well as onboard you to our Graduate Network and Learning Sessions. You will also be surrounded by supportive colleagues who are passionately working towards our common goal.

How and when can you apply

The recruitment process starts in Autumn for the UK graduate positions starting the following year. To view and apply for the open graduate positions, follow this link Job section.

In our other office locations where we offer graduate programmes the period for applications and start dates is flexible throughout the year based on business needs.

You can apply for the graduate programme if you are still studying and planning to graduate the year after, or if you have just graduated. It is also okay if you have not received your official graduate diploma before starting in the Graduate Programme, provided that you have finished your studies and waiting for the official papers.

Our graduate recruitment process

Our recruitment process consists of stages: Phone screen, meeting the team, a case based assessment and final interview. During the recruitment process you will also met some of our current graduates where they will give you an insight of their work and experience with Wood Thilsted.

Wood Thilsteds recruitment and selection process consists of a two stage interview process. The first stage is run by human resources, and the second our Lead Engineers host a technical interview in which you will be given a case study and task. Throughout the process you will gain an understanding of our company culture, meet several employees and have the opportunity to ask plenty of questions.

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