Business Strategist (Veolia Graduate Development Programme)

  • Job Reference: 00000331-1
  • Date Posted: 1 October 2019
  • Recruiter: Veolia
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £27,000
  • Sector: Accounting & Finance, Operations, Project Management
  • Job Type: Permanent

Job Description

JOB TITLE – Graduate Trainee (Business Strategist)



SALARY - £27,000


About Veolia

Veolia is an international business with a single vision to resource the world. Around the globe we manufacture green products and green energy using waste, waste water and wasted heat as a resource mine.  We provide tailored solutions for industry or municipalities to help them save and preserve resources. We are working hard to create a future in which end-of-life resources are transformed into products that enrich our lives and can power our homes and industry. The circular economy already represents 20% of our turnover and we are constantly developing innovative ways to develop access to, preserve and replenish resources. 

Supporting the circular economy through the management of waste in London, we're working hard to create a world where everything we buy, use and consume is recycled or converted into energy. To achieve our vision; we focus on creating a team with a diverse range of talent that operates in a safe, innovative and sustainable environment in order to promote the green economy and build new markets.

About the Role

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Graduate to work alongside our Regional Strategy Manager as part of the Graduate Development Programme, to assist on various work streams across the London Region. 

You will be gaining valuable experience in contract development and management, business negotiations and other service/business improvements.  Your work will cover a number of workstreams at any one time, which may focus on a single contract or service area, or relate to the London region as a whole.  

Work will involve analysis of existing practices and strategies to identify areas for improvement, and the development of innovative methods to achieve company goals. You will be developing business relationships through direct meetings and other communications with internal teams and managers, municipal clients, commercial customers and suppliers, and other industry personnel.


About your Development

As part of the Graduate Development Programme, you will go through a structured management development programme, undertaking leadership and management modules with your graduate cohort. You will be supported in this by our People Development team.

About your Knowledge, Skills & Qualifications

  • Degree level qualification in Business (2:1 minimum by September 2020)

  • Analytical mindset

  • Strong numerical and written communication skills

  • Ability to communicate with people at all levels within the organisation, as well as external clients, partners and other stakeholders.

  • Understanding of business policy, strategy and finance

  • Proactive and self-motivated

  • Interest in the waste industry

You need to be eligible to work in the UK without restriction on beginning employment and be able to take up permanent employment with the company. 

Veolia supports the principle of Equality & Diversity in employment and opposes all forms of unlawful or unfair discrimination.