Amey Announced as Finalists at AGR Award

18 March 2013

Leading infrastructure services provider Amey was awarded finalist for the ‘Strategic Alignment award’ for its graduate programmes in the Association of Graduate Recruiters Awards 2013.

The recognition is received for Amey’s excellence in ensuring that the company’s graduate scheme helps the organisation to achieve its strategic goals and is supported by excellent stakeholder engagement. The winner Accenture was announced at the AGR Development Conference on 14th March 2013 in London with the other shortlisted finalist being IBM.

Amey graduates work in technical and management roles across the business in areas including civil engineering, design and consulting and commercial operations.

Commenting on the company’s award win, Valerie Hughes-D’Aeth, Group HR Director at Amey said: “We’re delighted to be recognised as one of the UK’s leading employers of graduates. At Amey we place a great deal of emphasis on recruiting young, talented people who bring a fresh approach and may become our future leaders.

“In order to grow our highly skilled workforce it is very important that we support young people’s career development through structured programmes and further training. Developing our people, their skills and nurturing a winning attitude benefits our clients, helping us deliver a high quality service.”

Amey recruits up to 100 graduates per year across two dedicated programmes. The Graduate Management Development Programme is a two year formal rotational programme that aims to maximise leadership and managerial potential. The Graduate Pathways Programme focuses on placing graduates in a specified role and supports them to gain professional accreditation.

The company pledges to have 1% of its workforce as graduate trainees and 2% of its workforce as apprentices. In 2012 that pledge was met with a total of 330 apprentices and graduates working across its business.

In 2012 Amey was awarded the Investors in People Gold standard across the whole of its business.