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Jacobs Geospatial Degree Apprentice (Level 6) in London, United Kingdom

Your Impact:

At Jacobs we’re all about Challenging Today and Reinventing Tomorrow! Start your Jacobs career with a company that inspires and empowers you to deliver your best work so you can evolve, grow and succeed – today and into tomorrow.

At Jacobs, we make the world smarter, more connected and more sustainable. Together, we’re pushing the limits of what’s possible. We stay ahead to create the new standards our future needs.

How about a career that involves an opportunity to study alongside working for a company that is focused on the biggest challenges in the world today.

The biggest questions spark our curious minds.

At Jacobs, we solve the most important problems, the ones for the real world – making life simpler and more seamless along the way.

We are excited to be looking for a Geospatial Apprentice based in London! You will work towards achieving a BSc (Hons) Surveying and Mapping Science qualification with the University of East London.

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About the role

The role is required to work as part of the Geospatial team, a 90 strong group of professionals within Jacobs Digital business unit. Geospatial means relating to a location or place. All our projects rely on geospatial information and expertise. Whether we are supporting the delivery of a large infrastructure project such as High Speed Two, new transport links such as Lower Thames Crossing, a multi-billion-pound regeneration programme at Meridian Water in London, or helping to assess where renewable energy sources are, we use location data and information.

The Geospatial team use specialist GIS software, tools and knowledge to create applications, maps and analysis based around location and place. You will learn to undertake tasks with a range of data capture, analysis and visualisation technologies. In doing so, you will help to provide critical input to delivering projects on time and budget.

With the support of a dedicated mentor, our new Geospatial apprentice will be part of a team that regularly share knowledge and expertise and foster an innovative and inclusive learning environment. You will be joining a team committed to growth and development where many opportunities will develop for the right candidate.

About you

You don’t need to love maps, geography and data, but it won’t hurt! You need to be inquisitive, have a desire to make a difference through the work you do and to understand how your actions can solve some of the world’s greatest challenges, such as how we respond to climate change, big data usage or energy planning. You need to have good attention to detail, evidence of good written, verbal communication and time management skills, and be willing to continuously improve these as part of your career development.

You might already be a keen coder or user of location-based software and applications – if so, we would love to hear about what you may have created or how you use those skills and tools. Equally, you may never have coded before or thought about the difference location data can make but are curious enough to apply and find out more – we love that and would welcome all questions and inquiries.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

  • 2 A Levels at grade C or above (preferred subjects; geography, computer science, maths, science), or equivalent

  • GCSE English and Mathematics at grade A to C or grade 4 and above

  • Tell us what other skills and qualifications you have that might make you ideal for this role

Desirable Skills & Characteristics:

You should be able to demonstrate that you are:

  • A well-mannered and professional individual with a positive ‘can do’ attitude. Proactive in nature who takes pride in ‘getting things done’ to a high standard.

  • Able to demonstrate a keen interest in a career in Geospatial/Information Management within the engineering & construction environment

The Essentials

Jacobs require innovation, whether that be technology enabled or not, it requires us to use our ‘Essential Skills’ as well as our technical skills and experiences to positively disrupt and innovate.

It will be our Curiosity , Innovative thinking and Adaptability that allows us to embrace change, it will be our Empathy and Listening capability that allow us to truly understand our client’s requirements.

As we learn to automate some of the activities it will be these ‘Essentials’ that will allow us to offer competitive advantage over our clients and prepare us for the future. We believe that ‘The Essentials’ are the foundation for all of us, to equip us with not just the human skills that allow us to embrace change and bring world class innovation to our clients but also that allow us to explore and shape diverse and creative career opportunities in Jacobs.

Why Jacobs?

Recognised throughout industry as a benchmark of good practice our Early Careers Programmes offer a structured approach to Continuous Professional Development. You’ll benefit from learning will provide both the technical skills, behavioural competencies and business acumen you require to create your future.

Our Culture:

Our values stand on a foundation of safety, integrity, inclusion and diversity. We put people at the heart of our business and we truly believe that by supporting one another through our culture of caring, we all succeed. We value positive mental health and a sense of belonging for all employees. Find out more about life at Jacobs. (https://careers.jacobs.com/life-at-jacobs/)

We aim to embed inclusion and diversity in everything we do. We know that if we are inclusive, we’re more connected, and if we are diverse, we’re more creative. We accept people for who they are, regardless of age, disability, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, mental health, race, faith or belief, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and whether you’re pregnant or on family leave. This is reflected in our wide range of Global Employee Networks centred on inclusion and diversity – ACE, Careers, Enlace, Harambee, OneWorld, Prism, Vetnet, and Women’s – find out more about our employee networks here. (https://www.jacobs.com/about/inclusion-and-diversity?_ga=2.1062705.1096535124.1626879887-1704311048.1575562676)

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