Graduate pathways designed to challenge & inspire

Graduate Scheme

We know there are no limits to your talent. Our graduate programmes provide you with all the tools and experience you need to kick-start a diverse and rewarding career alongside some of the brightest minds in our industry.

Join the team

We attract graduates who want to make a real difference. Our industry operates at the forefront of innovation and change, and we’re excited for our graduates to be a part of this. Our graduate programmes are designed to nurture and develop both your professional and personal skills to help build an exciting future supporting the development of UK and Ireland Infrastructure.

Your Journey

From day one, you’ll find yourself in an immersive and fulfilling programme, helping you to focus and develop your specialist expertise. Our hands-on approach will see you working on live projects and actively contributing to your team. Our aim is to provide you with a fun, energetic, and lasting experience to fully equip you for your future roles.

Graduate Benefits

Opportunity to work across various locations and sectors

  • Hands-on, immersive experience
  • Structured training and support
  • 1:1 mentoring from industry leaders
  • Feedback and progress development
  • Core workplace skills
  • On-site visits and presentations

Support to Succeed

Through a combination of structured training, real-world experience, inspiring mentors and ongoing support, our programme will provide you with everything you need to succeed. Even beyond your graduate pathway, Ardent will support your professional development with further training, skills, and certifications to help reach your career goals.

Areas of Experience

Infrastructure Project Management

Land Assembly and Planning

Land Referencing / Survey access

Land Agency / Surveying

Valuation and Compensation


Sean McDonnell

Land Referencer

Starting work after finishing university can seem very daunting, however starting my career at Ardent has helped me develop my professional skills in a welcoming environment. You quickly find yourself on a lot of important projects but are supported every step of the way.

Isabel Doyle

Assistant Land Officer

It is so inspiring to work with such knowledgeable people who are so passionate about land and infrastructure. I have always felt included and welcome at Ardent – it is like a family!

Bethan Bloor

Land Referencer

Ardent has provided me with invaluable experiences – from attending site visits with experienced colleagues, to assisting on various transport and infrastructure projects. The opportunities presented to me have allowed me to gain vital knowledge, every day at Ardent is a learning opportunity!

Joe Thompson

Graduate GIS Technician

Going straight from university into a graduate job like this has pushed me out of my comfort zone. This has allowed me to develop professionally and gain essential skills and knowledge in the sector, helping me pursue my career.

Louisa Crawford

Land Referencer

I am really enjoying having the opportunity to learn from my colleagues who are professionals in our industry and have a wealth of indispensable knowledge. It has been amazing to be able to get involved in so many transport and sustainable infrastructure projects this early in my career.

Apply for our graduate scheme