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About Veolia

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30 November 2023
We're proud of our diverse teams, where everyone has a shared goal- to make a positive impact on the planet. 🌍 Whether you're an experienced driver, newly qualified, or looking to train, apply now to join Veolia and be in the driving seat of your career. 🚛

Our Purpose

At Veolia, we’re passionate about protecting the environment. We have a team of 14,000 employees who are committed to delivering cutting edge environmental solutions to lead the way for an ecological transformation.
We provide a comprehensive range of energy, water, recycling and waste management services. Together, we’re driven by our circular economy vision - focused on building a more sustainable future for our planet and its people.
Through hard work and innovation, we offer our customers green solutions – helping them reach their own zero-carbon commitments, preserve natural resources, protect biodiversity and reduce their climate impact.

Engineer your own career path

Our Engineers create solutions to some of the biggest challenges we face in our industry. By joining us, you will be empowered to innovate and contribute to work that really matters. Here at Veolia, we are always optimistic and we don’t give up until we’ve found the best solutions. We always move forward together, in a spirit of openness and collaboration.
As an Engineer at Veolia, we will help you unlock your potential. The work you carry out with us is meaningful and together we can create a better future for tomorrow. We have a variety of engineering sectors, which includes Combined Heat and Power, District Heating, Biomass Energy, Water and Wastewater, Facilities Management and more.
Whether you’re designing and developing new technologies or maintaining current ones, you will be making a positive impact every day, where no two days are ever the same. Veolia is made up of passionate and talented individuals and we know that it’s our people who make Veolia great. Do you want to see the difference you can make?
We have vacancies for all types of Engineers and Technicians across the UK. There are positions that work with small and large teams or on their own, whatever your preference, we have something for you. We can offer you career stability, a competitive package and the ability to grow your career whilst making a positive impact.
If you are looking for a career in Engineering where your role plays a part in slowing down climate change, join Veolia and we'll support you on your journey to help you reach your potential.

Drive your career forward with Veolia

Are you looking for career stability, reliable hours and rewarding work? Veolia has one of the largest fleets in the UK, which continues to grow. Our drivers work as part of a small team, serving local communities and making a positive impact every day.
As a driver at Veolia, we will train you to complete your recycling and waste collection rounds safely and effectively. Your typical day starts and ends at your local depot, where you will pick up any special instructions and check your vehicle. During the course of the day, you’ll work with your crew, managing your own time to complete the work and leave all collection areas clean and tidy. If you have any problems during the round, you will be able to contact the depot for management assistance.
Our drivers meet a very high standard of skill and compliance with driving regulations. As part of our team, you will receive regular training to maintain and enhance your professional ability.
We have part-time or full-time hours available to suit your lifestyle. You will be entitled to generous paid holiday, have access to our people’s pension, and various comprehensive training. Positions available nationwide, visit our careers site to find out more and to apply:
Experienced HGV drivers: If you are looking to get on the road, we want to hear from you! You will need to have your Category C licence and be driver CPC qualified (but if your CPC has lapsed we can help with that). You will also need great time management and previous driving experience.
Newly qualified drivers: Got your Category C licence but need experience and/or your CPC? Join us and get on the job training and mentoring to get your driving career off to a flying start.
Looking for a new career? If you want to train as a Category C licence HGV driver you can earn while you learn with us.

Life at Veolia

Where everyone else sees waste, we see opportunity. All 14,000 of our colleagues across the UK & Ireland understand the potential that resourcing has to make a genuine impact on the world.
We see the chance to create an impact through water, waste and energy across every community we’re in, making them cleaner and safer places to live. We understand the commitment to doing the tough jobs, and doing them properly. But most importantly, we know just how far every one of our employees can go, and we’re determined to help them get there.
Whether it’s their potential, their commitment or their impact, we see it all. And with our values being community spirit, respect, responsibility, customer focus, innovation, they keep us focused on those who matter – our employees, our customers and our communities.
Joining the team means you’ll get access to a range of great benefits, such as:
A competitive salary
An optional pension scheme
Discounts on everything from groceries to gym memberships
High-quality learning opportunities
If you can see the potential of the planet’s resources, then we want to help you make the most of your own.

Emerging Talent Opportunities

We’re proud to offer a wide range of roles, where you can share our passion and ambition for protecting the environment. Whether you're looking for a role in operations, engineering or corporate functions, there is something for everyone. Our learning and development team are dedicated to developing your skills so you can progress personally and professionally.
Working with Veolia can also help to contribute to a green recovery and for those looking to upskill we also offer a range of apprenticeships and courses.
We offer a number of apprenticeships from business administration to technical and engineering. You’ll get to work on exciting projects that are fundamental to Veolia achieving their goals. An apprenticeship is a great way to learn as you don’t have to choose between education and practical skills, it is a blend of both. Veolia’s apprentices are extremely valued members of the team and contribute to the success of our business.
We will announce when our apprenticeships go live here and on our website stated below.
Visit our Apprenticeship website for more information:
Graduate Programme
Each year we welcome a cohort of graduates in various fields across the business. Our two-year graduate programme is a mix of on-the-job and off-the-job training where you will encounter progressive learning and opportunities to familiarise yourself with our business. Throughout the programme, you will be supported by your Line Manager and the HR team.
We will announce when our roles go live on here and on our website stated below.
Visit our Graduate website for more information:

Inclusion & Diversity

At Veolia, we recognise the importance of attracting and retaining diverse talent to address the skills shortages across the waste, water and energy sector. We’re committed to building an inclusive and diverse workplace that helps us create a safe and inclusive culture where all of our people feel valued, respected and can develop.
In February 2021 we launched our new 2-year inclusion strategy that looks into 5 key priorities:
- Attraction & Selection
- Awareness & Upskilling
- Communication
- Customers
- Development
Each priority helps us to ensure we have a diverse and inclusive workforce.
EQUAL - Veolia’s Inclusion and Diversity forum is made up of dedicated colleagues who are helping us drive forward on our inclusion journey, by developing elements of the strategy and gathering insights from our people.
Veolia are very proud to have participated in a number of activities for social mobility, long term unemployment, ex-offenders, ex-armed forces and disability and we were recognised and awarded:
- Gold Standard in the Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme for our ongoing support of Armed Forces Personnel.
- Disability Confident Employer by the Disability Confidence Scheme - our ongoing commitment to improving accessibility for our employees with varying abilities.
In addition to this, we have a network of over 150 Mental Health First Aiders to support our colleague's mental health and wellbeing and we are members of Business in the Community.

The Environment

On top of daily operational services in energy, water, recycling and waste treatment we are always working to make our sites sustainable hubs: from looking at renewable energy solutions to power our depots, to adding solar panels and nurturing biodiversity.
The Veolia Environmental Trust dedicates hundreds of thousands of pounds each year to projects across the UK and Ireland which help reduce our climate impact. An example of this is our partnership with The Woodland Trust to help rebuild the Northern Forest. This project aims to plant 50 million trees in a generation.

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£730m to £4bn (GBP)




Energy & Utilities