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Graduates and apprentices

Become a leader with James Fisher and Sons plc.

  • Various UK locations
  • Competitive salary
  • Skills development programme tailored to your strengths
  • Opportunity to work within a number of industries throughout the scheme

Are you a recent or upcoming graduate with demonstrable leadership qualities? If so, James Fisher and Sons plc’s graduate development programme could put you on the path to a leadership position within one of the world’s leading marine engineering services providers.

About the programme 

Our graduate development programme offers the opportunity to get involved with a variety of challenging and exciting roles across many areas of James Fisher. From working on high-profile tenders in the offshore renewables market to leading an operations team in the marine sector, the roles on offer are wide-ranging and tailored to graduates’ strengths.

Scheme participants will develop their leadership, project management, operations, sales, and commercial management skills through on-the-job training and formal leadership training, and upon completion of the programme we work with all graduates to identify a full-time position at James Fisher that’s the perfect fit for them.

About you

We’re looking for proactive and driven students and graduates with a minimum 2:1 degree from a recognised university. The programme is open to anyone regardless of their degree subject, but what’s important is the ability to demonstrate leadership, negotiation and influencing skills and a strong commercial awareness.

James Fisher is a multinational company, with locations throughout the UK and internationally. As a result, the programme is likely to suit those who are interested in global opportunities, and the ability to speak a second language would help.


Details of graduate opportunities open for application are shown below. Please click the role title to find out more and to apply. If there are no opportunities listed below, you can submit your CV and be kept informed about our latest graduate opportunities as they arise across the James Fisher Group.




Lauren Crawford - Graduate Project Manager

Lauren Crawford Graduate

"My mentor's support has been instrumental in pushing me to grasp every opportunity available to me..."

Meet Lauren


Carly Robertson - Digital business liaison

Carly Robertson Graduate

"I loved the feel of the company on assessment day"

Meet Carly


Rorie Tracey - Leadership graduate

Rorie Tracey graduate

"I have learnt so much and have well and truly been thrown in the deep end  to accelerate my development..."

Meet Rorie