Graduate Programme

Join the Trant Graduate Programme and you will be at the forefront of engineering innovation as we build a secure and sustainable future for our business and our customers.

Our graduates work across a range of engineering disciplines including civil, mechanical, electrical, instrumentation, control & automation and software systems integration. We place particular emphasis on operational technology, optimisation, and value engineering incorporating off-site fabrication.

Our Graduate Programme is designed to build a platform of industry and technical knowledge, structured experience and complementary training and development. It provides the tools and opportunity to establish a solid pathway and knowledge to attain professional registration and senior engineering positions. We combine engineering technical training with a leadership skills programme delivering exceptional engineering talent.

We offer graduate placements in engineering and commercial disciplines.

Electrical Engineering                                   Control & Automation

Mechanical Engineering                               Software Systems Integration

Civil Engineering                                           Instrumentation

Process Engineering                                     Engineering Design (All disciplines)

Commercial Management                             Accounting

The Graduate Programme is two years in duration, structured to ensure graduates are focused on career development and professional registration. Our successful candidates have the ability and opportunity to innovate and solve complex engineering challenges across the world.


PROGRAMME OVERVIEW

6 weeks

During the first 6 weeks you will attend our headquarters in Southampton, where you will be assigned a mentor and carry out basic training associated with you specific discipline:

-Basic Health and Safety training & inductions
-Understanding the environment
-Quality management requirements
-Company policies
-Basic training in company Project Management Systems

6 months

During the first six months you will complete an initial period assisting our engineering teams. You will participate in basic engineering tasks and gain valuable experience in company procedures.

12 months

By this time you will be competent in carrying out basic engineering tasks relevant to your discipline such as:

– Setting out simple structures and instrument calibration.

– Assisting the development of User Requirement Specifications (URS), Functional Design Specifications (FDS), control           philosophies, control system architecture.

– Mechanical and electrical design documents and specifications.

By this time you will have commenced working on your professional review Initial Professional Development (IPD) and will be actively engaged in the Professional Forum. You should be ready to work independently as a junior engineer in your chosen discipline.

24 months

You will now be classified as an engineer and will have been exposed to various sites and operations. By this time you will have built up your portfolio of experience. You will still be actively engaged in the graduate programme and it is likely that you will be mentoring your own first year graduate on site towards the end of this period.

5 years

By this time we hope to appoint you into a senior role such as Site Manager or Project Engineer. You will be submitting your Initial Professional Development (IPD) to the Professional Engineering Institution for approval and will be preparing for professional review. At this point you will be getting ready for incorporated or chartered status with a professional organisation such as ICE, IMechE, or IET etc.


Professional Forum

We have created a Professional Forum for our graduate engineers which you will attend once quarterly. Here you will receive one to one support and advice on your journey to professional qualification.  Assistance is provided with understanding the objectives and principals of your application process.

Graduates are encouraged to attend Professional Engineering Institution (PEI) workshops in the morning to discuss quarterly progress and any reports required for their Initial Professional Development (IPD).


Current Graduate Openings


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Professional Forum

  • Trant Professional Forum

The Trant Professionals Forum was originally focused on civil, mechanical and electrical engineers and quantity surveyors but has since been extended to include all professions contributing to the success of the Company. Monthly breakfast meetings are held to enable the Forum to acknowledge individual achievements and discuss the progress of its members.

The Trant Professionals Forum has two main aims:

To raise the profile of the Company’s engineering capacity (including in-house design and professional status) within the marketplace in order to maintain its frontier position and ensure robustness and sustainability going forward.

To recognise and further promote an individual’s professional development by providing support and encouragement to pursue professional accreditations commensurate with their capability and job function. Whether or not our staff are from an academic or "time served" background, with us they can benefit from achieving recognition from their appropriate Professional Institution.