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FCC launch new graduate programme

Recycling company invests in next generation of talent with new graduate programme

WASTE-management firm FCC Environment have launched a new UK-wide graduate scheme aimed at creating and retaining the next generation of young people to the recycling sector. 

The announcement of the 18-month graduate programme comes at a time when youth unemployment is set to rise; a recent report by the Resolution Foundation found that the unemployment rate amongst economically active 18- to 29-year-olds could hit 17% by late 2020.


FCC Environment’s graduate programme will create a number of jobs every 18 months and offer successful applicants the opportunity to be involved in some of the UK’s major waste and recycling projects, working alongside industry experts.

Lesley Callaghan, head of human resources at FCC Environment, commented: ‘We’re absolutely delighted to be launching our new graduate scheme. The current job market is an extremely competitive one, especially for young people looking to get their first role, so it is fantastic to be offering the scheme now.

‘The programme is open to all graduates with a minimum 2:1 degree, but we’re especially interested in those with a degree in engineering, environmental studies, chemistry, waste-management, geography and business. As part of the scheme, FCC Environment is offering a range of benefits including a £23,000 annual starting salary, 25 days annual leave, life insurance and relocation assistance.’

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