AECOM Apprentice - Business & Project Support-Ecology in Nottingham, United Kingdom

Business Line Environment

Position Title Apprentice - Business & Project Support-Ecology

United Kingdom - Nottinghamshire


Job Summary

Business Line: Environment Disciplines

Locations: Nottingham

Salary: Competitive

Opening & Closing Date: Applicants are encouraged to apply as early as possible since CV’s will be reviewed and candidates selected on a rolling recruitment basis.


AECOM is one of the leading environmental consultancies in the UK&I with over 100 professional ecologists supporting AECOM’s goal to deliver a better world, through effective management of the biodiversity which underpins natural capital.

We are looking to

grow our ecology team in Nottingham and currently have an opportunity for an Business & Project Support Apprentice to join us and work towards completing a ‘Level 2 in Business Administration’.

Our ecology team work across terrestrial, freshwater and marine environments in a wide range of sectors alongside architects, engineers, planners, economists and other environmental specialists on important projects providing the full range of ecological services including habitat and species surveys, impact assessment, advice on biodiversity mitigation, offsetting and enhancement, and management planning for biodiversity.


This opportunity has evolved due to an increase in workload and will provide exposure to projects across various sectors including government, energy, and transportation projects.

When an apprentice starts with us, we pair them with an experienced member of the team who will guide and mentor them through their initial period working on live projects. Their initial role will support and assist our Technical Assistant within the ecology team on a wide variety of projects and tasks.

The successful candidate will work within a multi-disciplinary team based in the office with the potential to visit other offices as and when required. In addition good organisation and planning skills are also required to support a team which works safely and to a high technical standard. The candidate will have excellent verbal and written communication skills as will be dealing with surveyors and clients on project work.

This is a fantastic opportunity to further your career, gaining valuable work experience, within an established and successful consultancy.

This role will combine work-based on-the-job training and learning with further studies and provides an opportunity to develop skills within a supporting environment which encourages challenge and collaborative behaviours.

Applicants must be willing to progress their career after an initial probationary period to undertake a day release course at an identified Further Education College to Business Administration Level 2.

Minimum Requirements


No experience is necessary but the position is ideally suited to school leavers at either GCSE or A-Level standard (or equivalent) who can demonstrate:

  • Minimum of 5 GCSE’s (or Scottish Standard Grade or Junior Certificate in Ireland) at level 4 above, including Mathematics & English

  • Interested in Wildlife or Environmental works

  • Excellent communication and report writing skills with computer skills in MSWord, MS Excel

  • Ability to record data efficiently and methodically with strong attention to detail

  • A hard working and highly motivated individual

  • Client focused with good interpersonal skills and team approach

  • Willing and able to visit other locations on company business (if necessary)

  • Able to demonstrate a commitment to continued education and improvement through participating in our approved training scheme

  • Creative, practical, adaptable and enthusiastic

In order to apply you will need to provide the following - if this information is not provided it will slow your application down and therefore you may miss out.

  • CV including details of any work experience, and your education including dates, grades, and what you studied.

  • Covering letter demonstrating your passion, why you are interested in this position, and how your skills and education/qualifications support your application

Preferred Qualifications


What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Category Vacation Student / Internship / Graduate

Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)

Country United Kingdom

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 186839BR

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.