Graduate Programme

2024 Graduate Programme

Glanua has always prioritised developing the next generation of talent. Many of our current employees began as graduates, and even members of our Senior Leadership team began as graduates and progressed to their current positions.


About our Graduate Programme

The Glanua Graduate programme is designed to provide you with a holistic view of the water and wastewater industry by exposing you to various aspects of water treatment, distribution, and wastewater management through structured rotations.

Commencing in September 2024, each rotation lasts for 6 months, during which you will gain experience in our Pre-contract, Design, Build and Asset Management departments and have the unique opportunity to experience a rotation in one of our UK sites.

Our graduates will become familiar with both our Municipal and Industrial sectors and gain experience in our Headquarters office in Loughrea as well as on our sites across Ireland.

We are looking for recent graduates from all Engineering disciplines including:

  • BEng Civil Eng
  • BEng Mechanical Eng
  • BEng Electrical Eng
  • BEng Applied Electronics and Instrumentation
  • BEng Process Engineering Management
  • BEng Innovative Technology
  • BEng Environmental Science
  • Higher Certificate in Science in Water and Wastewater Operations
  • BEng Energy

Above all, we’re seeking ambitious, driven, and innovative graduates that have a passion for driving innovation and willing to make a positive contribution to the sustainability of our environment.

What we’re offering

The water and wastewater sector are attracting increased investment every year in Ireland and UK to improve the infrastructure for today’s needs and for the future. We’re looking to foster the next generation of talent in the water and waste water sector by providing a structured graduate programme giving you invaluable experience and a foundation for a successful career in the water sector.

  • Structured Job Rotation
  • Competitive Salary & Benefits
  • Personal Skills Development
  • Mentoring & Buddy System
  • Dynamic & Innovative Team
  • Permanent Job Placement

Hands-On Learning: The opportunity to gain hands-on experience by working alongside industry experts on some of the largest water infrastructure projects in Ireland and the UK.

Full-rounded experience: By rotating through our different departments and projects you will gain exposure to various aspects of the water and waste treatment industry including water treatment processes and wastewater collection.

This comprehensive experience will equip you with a well-rounded skill set and a deeper understanding of the challenges and opportunities in the industry.

Professional development: Throughout the programme, you will receive mentorship and guidance from experienced professionals. They will help you navigate your career path, develop technical expertise, and build essential skills to maximize your potential.

On successful completion of the 2-year programme, a number of permanent positions will be offered within Glanua.

Working closely with site management as well as the HSQE team has allowed me to further the skills required to become a successful HSQE advisor. I have gotten to experience all sides of the projects from the civil engineering aspect, mechanical engineering aspects, and the operating of Water treatment plants. Site management and the HSQE team have been very supportive and helped me progress in the last 4 months. I work alongside a wonderful team that I enjoy working on projects with and I could not recommend Glanua enough for any graduate starting out!

Mariana Fillipe, Graduate Process Design Engineer

Glanua has provided me the opportunity to accomplish the work goals I set out to do after graduating university, while allowing me to maintain a healthy work-life balance! It has been a great learning experience, both working in the office and working from home!

Mariana Fillipe, Graduate Process Design Engineer

My work placement with Glanua has been hugely beneficial in providing me with a wide variety of experience in both the water and wastewater industries and developing the skills required to further my career as a HSQE professional. I was fortunate to work with an extremely helpful and welcoming team within the company whom were more than accommodating with all aspects of my learning and also with my college requirements. I would recommend Glanua to any student or graduate who is looking to join a close-knit team in an exciting and rapidly advancing industry.

Liam O’Reilly, Graduate

Apply To Our Graduate Programme

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