Advisory Services Graduate Opportunities

Our Advisory Services teams problem solve and co-create solutions that help organisations make informed decisions, proactively manage risks, and achieve strategic business outcomes. 


Join a network of experts

Careers at WSP connect you to a vast array of opportunities. Join a collective of likeminded international experts including engineers, scientists, biologists, project managers, technical and business advisors and more. Leverage each other’s strengths as you contribute to some of the world’s most unique and challenging projects. Build a diverse expertise that benefits your career, your colleagues and our clients.


Be you, and be happy

We want all our people to achieve rewarding careers. At work we celebrate integrity, keep our word, and treat people with respect. We support each other and embrace diversity to create a place where people from every background can come together and do great things. Our Women in Leadership and VIBE, LGBTQ+ employee networks help us promote the right environment for everyone to reach their full potential.  


Enjoy the rewards you deserve

We’ve spent time to consider a great rewards package, which includes 25 days’ annual holiday (plus option to buy and sell up to 5 days) employees also have the choice to work bank holidays and add to annual holiday entitlement. 2 x charity days per annum, WSP flexible choices benefits. A 2-year Graduate Development Programme, including funding and mentoring schemes for chartership. You will also receive full support from our unique Professional Growth Network and much more. 

Working as a Graduate in Strategic Advisory will mean working on exciting and innovative projects: you could be identifying issues and researching evidence relevant for sustainable and resilient economic development, industry sectors, spatial planning, property development or infrastructure investment proposals. Or analysing economic, social, real estate, financial and spatial data. Developing models to assess the economic and financial performance of places, industries, or real estate/infrastructure assets not just in the UK but worldwide. 

Alternatively, you could be working on economic/industry strategies and regeneration programming. Determining how clients can develop pathways to Net Zero.  

Other tasks could include, drafting business cases, due diligence assessments and working with colleagues across the business in a range of sectors including energy, real estate, infrastructure, digital technology, transport & mobility, environment & natural capital.  

Degrees backgrounds considered:

  • BA/BSc or MA/MSc Economics 
  • BA/BSc or MA/MSc Geography
  • BSc or MSc Mathematics
  • BA/BSc or MA/MSc Urban Planning & Regeneration 
  • BA/BSc or MA/MSc Urban Economics
  • BA/BSc or MA/MSc Sustainable Urban Development
  • BA/BSc or MA/MSc Real Estate Economics 
  • BA/BSc or MA/MSc Geographical Information Systems

The Economics Team is focused on changing places and people’s lives for the better, generating long-term shared prosperity and enabling communities to achieve their full economic potential. We specialise in providing economic services internationally, to both public and private sectors, including government, real estate developers and industry. Our project work spans real estate, energy, transport, digital technology, water, environment, urban infrastructure, and urban resilience.

Our core services include economic analysis and data modelling, policy design and evaluation, economic development strategy, economic and social impact assessment, industry, and innovation strategy. Accessing finance and funding, business case development and economic appraisal, project implementation, governance and delivery vehicle design are also core specialisms for us. We have a major focus on the economics of decarbonisation and Net Zero pathways.

We work across regional and local geographies to provide support in making effective, long-term decisions, applying economic tools to understand impacts, incentives, benefits, and none benefits of investment, strategy, and policy decisions.

Degree backgrounds considered:

  • BSc or MSc Quantity Surveying & Commercial Management
  • MSc Building Surveying 
  • MSc Construction Management
  • BSc or MSc Real Estate
  • BEng or MEng General Engineering

The team provides front-end advisory and management services to clients that invest into ‘Real Assets’.  The team supports infrastructure and real estate investors, both public and private, identify transaction risks, build value, and protect assets at a portfolio level through a dedicated market facing team that draws on the technical expertise from across the wider business.

We are a team of 70 professionals spread across the UK and grouped into 6 market facing service lines: Due Diligence, Technical Advisory, Lifecycle Modelling, FM Advisory, SPV Management and Healthcare Advisory. We have experience across a wide range of infrastructure and property markets with market leading expertise in Public Private Partnerships (PPPs). We have acted on many Industry first and market defining transactions including the first acquisition of a listed infrastructure fund by private fund. We are proud to have won multiple industry awards for what we do.

Degree backgrounds considered:

  • BEng or MEng Civil Engineering
  • BEng or MEng Mechanical Engineering
  • BEng or MEng General Engineering
  • BSc or MSc Business
  • BSc or MSc Geography
  • All degrees considered

The Investor & Lenders Advisory for infrastructure team provides transaction and consultancy related services in complex multidisciplinary projects. Our capability includes market studies, demand forecasting, technical and financial feasibility assessments, and due diligent assignments (for both lenders and equity).  The team has a strong track record of supporting clients at the early stage of developing projects, and a strong focus on advising clients concerning, the strategic development of infrastructure assets, logistics and shipping activities.  We differentiate ourselves by combining commercial, financial, technical, and operational expertise in order to provide a fully integrated service to our clients.  We are regularly involved from project originations through to completion, as well as during asset optimisation and modernisation and/or expansion of existing facilities.

Degree backgrounds considered:

  • BSc or MSc Business  
  • All degrees considered

In Transformation advisory we work hand in hand with clients to change their organisations. A typical project could include building the implementation roadmap to deliver a client’s net zero strategy; delivering the people changes required to implement new digital solutions or designing the best shape and size client organisation to deliver a new direction or performance improvements. Key areas of activity include strategy and visioning, organisation design and adaptation and people led change. No two projects are the same, but they all demand exceptional client experience and a focus on delivering sustainable results.

Degree backgrounds considered:

  • MSc Digital Transformation
  • BSc Management with Digital Innovation
  • BSc or MSc Software Development
  • BSc or MSc Geographic Information Science
  • BSc Data Analytics

The Digital Advisory team are a team of Digital Experts. The team specialise in supporting clients, both public and private sector throughout the lifecycle of their projects, from inception through to delivery and ‘go live’ by providing expert Digital Advisory Services. They also develop, support and maintain the WSP Data management platform – PinPoint that uses advanced cutting-edge technology to enable digital delivery within a project by providing insightful data output that is accessible by a wealth of in-house developed and 3rd party digital toolkits, reports and interfaces.

We have experts who are involved in all aspects of Digital delivery, from digital consultants who can advise on best practice, digital tools and interfaces and delivery methods through to software developers, 3D visualisers, GIS Consultants, Data Analysts and scientists who understand your client and project vision and make this a reality through the use of PinPoint.

Degree backgrounds considered: 

  • BSc or MSc Real Estate (RICS accredited)

We provide commercially driven advice through all stages of the asset life cycle, specialising in a variety of sectors including defence, retail, residential, affordable, mixed-use development, commercial office space, healthcare, education, and infrastructure. 

Working with a wide range of public and private sector clients, we enhance land and property holdings, working on some of the most complex real estate projects in the UK, making difficult development happen and reducing property occupation costs. 

We offer a wide range of specialist professional services from environmental, infrastructure and town and country planning, business rates advice, valuation, and lease advisory. Through to development including land assembly, affordable housing advice and valuation, private sector development management, agency, and consultancy expertise. 

Joining our team of experienced real estate professionals will enable you to begin your journey to professional chartership. Our Graduates begin working towards professional chartership upon joining. Graduates could also be working on projects across the UK on behalf of a variety of private and public sector clients.  

Graduates also gain exposure working with their own clients, as well as obtaining experience, and training to help develop their skills and knowledge. Enabling them to become a confident and competent property professional, ready to step into a qualified role in the business. 

As a valued member of the team, you can expect to be involved in a department rotation, giving you the chance to learn about the full property lifecycle, and to hone your skills across a variety of disciplines. This could include working in the following areas of the business helping you to gain the breadth of experience required to successfully complete your APC and become a Chartered Surveyor. 

  • Rating 
  • Valuation 
  • Occupier advisory 
  • Retail advisory 
  • Development Consultancy