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We offer both ‘Summer Placements or Internships’ and ‘Year in Industry’ Placements. These are for students undertaking a relevant degree such as geography, civil engineering, ecology or other environmental or water related. Generally we are looking for students coming to the end of their penultimate year, but will consider other applications.

Technicians and Apprentices

If you’re just finishing school and looking for a rewarding career we have junior technician roles available with on the job training provided. All we require for you to apply to the role is GCSEs grades C or above in Maths and English, an interest in the water industry and using computers, enthusiasm and a positive attitude to learning.

How to apply:
Please send your CV and covering letter to Emma Mills at


If you’re about to graduate, or have recently completed your degree in an engineering or environmental discipline with a first or second class degree, we’d like to hear from you. We’re especially interested in graduates whose degree courses have specialised in wastewater, hydraulics, flood risk or ecology or who have a keen interest in these areas.

RPS Environmental Management Ltd employs new graduates throughout our business, in all divisions based at our offices in Derby, Sheffield or Glasgow. 

No previous experience is needed, however a good level of computing skills, knowledge or any modelling software and GIS knowledge is an advantage.

We offer a competitive training scheme with the opportunity for graduates to apply for enrolment on the industry leading Post Graduate Certificate in Managing Urban Drainage, accredited by The University of Derby.  

How to apply:
Please send your CV and covering letter to Emma Mills at


Are you looking for a new role in a growing specialist engineering consultancy company with an excellent reputation? If your specialism is urban drainage, waste water or clean water modelling, flood risk or SuDS design or ecology then we’d like to see your CV. 

How to apply:
Please send your CV and covering letter to Emma Mills at

Frequently Asked Questions

Please read our Frequently Asked Questions and if you have any questions that aren't covered in this list, contact us.

What are your entry requirements? 

For Technicians and Apprentices, we're looking for GCSE Maths and English at grade C or above, plus lots of enthusiasm!

For Graduates, we’re looking for a degree (first or second class honours) in a related subject, along with an enthusiasm to learn more about our industry.

For those with experience, each vacancy is different but if you have recent or past work experience in a relevant field, this will be advantageous.

Where will I be based?

The majority of employees work at our head office in Derby, or in our Sheffield and Glasgow offices; in addition, a number of employees are seconded into our clients’ offices. 

Will I be asked to work away from home?

This depends on the role, but the majority of our employees are required to travel for work from time-to time, and are sometimes required to stay away from home for an evening or two. 

How do I apply?

For speculative applications, please send your CV and covering letter to Emma Mills at

If you are applying for a specific role advertised on our website, please state the reference or job title of the role you’re applying for - or use the 'apply now' button.

Do you offer work experience?

Applicants wishing to join us on a work experience placement are invited to send a speculative CV and covering letter to Emma Mills at

What’s your policy on applications from
non-UK/EU nationals?

All applicants must be eligible to work in the UK.

What do I do if I have a disability which may affect my performance during the selection process?

RPS Environmental Management Limited is an equal opportunities employer. 

If you have a disability or illness which may affect your performance during the selection process you are, if you wish, invited to discuss any requirements you may have with your interviewer or Emma Mills prior to your scheduled interview.

Do you offer financial sponsorship? 

No, unfortunately we do not offer financial sponsorship. 

Who can I contact for more information?

Please contact Emma Mills at for any further information.