Graduate Consultant

Isle is seeking a Graduate Consultant to join our team of passionate and motivated individuals working to accelerate the uptake of innovative solutions into the water sector and beyond.

We run our globally recognised Technology Approval Group (TAG) to bring new technologies in front of our water and industrial clients. We work with water companies to help them identify what solutions are available to meet their challenges including in advanced wastewater treatment, resource recovery and decarbonisation. We also help them understand how innovation can make the step change they need. We advise technology companies on how to enter markets in different countries, who their competitors are, and what it is that is setting them apart. We undertake technical due diligence for investors, using our science and engineering-based investigation skills to find out what stage in development a technology is. We also work with funding bodies to carry out research into innovation trends and activities in the water sector across the globe.

The successful candidate will be involved in delivering projects to water companies, technology providers, regulators and investors. The ideal candidate will be comfortable working in a dynamic, agile, fast-paced environment with the ability to handle multiple projects at once. We’re looking for an individual who is loyal, hardworking and resourceful and has exceptional communication skills. The position available is for a recent
graduate looking to start their career within a global consultancy focusing on technology and innovation in the cleantech sector.

This is a permanent position and offers the successful candidate long-term and international opportunities, with
the chance to move between business units and our global offices.

Typical activities may include / Principal accountabilities:

  • Identifying and speaking with innovative technology companies
  • Undertaking technical due diligence
  • Researching and summarising current topics of interest to our clients.
  • Analysing market data
  • Writing reports and presentations
  • Supporting on the delivery of the Technical Approval Group (TAG) and other initiatives


  • Technical or scientific degree
  • Masters degree in Environmental sciences/engineering or other science field with a relevance to
    water/wastewater is desirable
  • Understanding of water and/or wastewater processes
  • Appreciation of global challenges related to water/wastewater/energy
  • Data and technical analysis experience
  • Excellent oral and written English skills
  • Other languages will be considered an asset

Your skills and competencies

  • Motivated self-starter with the ability work remotely and autonomously
  • Ownership and the assumption of responsibility for your work
  • Organised and adaptable to manage the priorities of the different projects you will be involved in
  • Inquisitive, proactive and willing to take on new challenges
  • Creative thinker with good communication skills

What we offer

  • A varied and autonomous job in a dynamic company
  • An exciting, flexible and multicultural working environment
  • An appreciative corporate culture with flat hierarchies
  • Opportunities to move internally to explore new geographies, topics and business areas
  • Active work-life balance through flexible working hours, various working time models and mobile working
  • An attractive and centrally located office in London
  • Competitive salary (the range is available upon application)
  • Comprehensive benefits package including:
    o 24 days annual leave, rising to 30 days with increasing years of service
    o Christmas eve closure
    o Two days paid charity leave a year
    o Private healthcare

As an equal opportunities’ employer, we welcome applicants from all sections of the community regardless of age, sex, gender (or gender identity), ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and transgender status. If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to apply or attend an interview, please contact us and we will talk to you about how we can assist. All appointments will be made on merit. We are happy to discuss flexible working.


If you are interested and would like to join us, please email with:

  • Your curriculum vitae
  • A covering letter explaining why you would like to work for Isle and what you can bring to the role
  • Confirmation that you have the right to work in the UK

The deadline for applications is the 31st May 2024 although we reserve the right to close the advert earlier if a
suitable candidate is identified.

Once you have submitted your application we will be in touch. Please be aware that the timing can vary
depending on the volume of applications that we receive for each role.

We are looking forward to receiving your application.