Starting your career

At Hydrock we believe in supporting and encouraging you as you start out in your career, helping you to achieve your full potential.


Graduates are a key part of Hydrock’s ‘Grow Your Own’ strategy for developing talented engineers for the future. The future success of our business lies with you, so your development is very important to us.

You will always be supported by skilled and experienced people who will facilitate your learning. They will guide you through the challenging parts of your work and prepare you for advancement to more senior roles in the company.

Graduate engineers also have the opportunity to complete a training and development programme tailored to your needs. Find out more about our Graduate Development Programme.


An increasing number of young people are choosing to join our sector as an apprentice. At Hydrock, we get our apprentices involved quickly, contributing to the delivery of important client work. We also support them financially and with practical advice as they pursue BTEC foundation courses, HNC’s and HND’s and similar. All our apprentices also attend our two-day, off-site, company induction event.

Ultimately, for many of our apprentices they move on to a part-time degree course, and again we provide financial support as they study on day release.


Each year, we encourage young people to take up opportunities for work experience, Year in Industry placements, internships or placements for university students at any point in their studies.

These are limited in number but we have an excellent record of converting placements into permanent hires. Watch Emma’s story.