Welcome to AHK’s Global Graduate Programme

AHK’s graduate positions are a fantastic opportunity for you to begin a career within a leading global specialist of testing, inspection and consultancy services in the metals, minerals, solid fuels and waste industry. Within the AHK graduate programme we will help you develop specialist expertise, grow your knowledge, and provide you with invaluable insight into departments across the AHK Group and wider industries.

Check out our welcome video from AHK’s CEO, Philippe Maezelle.

Do you have what it takes?

To be a successful Alfred H Knight graduate trainee, we expect you to use every interaction with your work colleagues as an opportunity to learn about the wider business and the unique ‘AHK Family’ culture that we are very proud of.

Responsibility at an early stage of your career and an international assignment may follow shortly after you finish your graduate programme. We need you to be ready to ‘get stuck in’ and get your hands dirty as some of our offices are in remote locations.

Graduate Pathways

In the UK we currently have the following pathways to choose from:

Commercial Pathway

See your career path with our Commercial Graduate Programme

Chemist Pathway

See your career path with our Chemist Graduate Programme

Technical Pathway

See your career path with our Technical/Operational Graduate Programme

Support (HR) Pathway

See your career path with our Human Resources Graduate Programme

Support (Risk) Pathway

See your career path with our Risk Graduate Programme

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What you will need to apply:


You must have either:

Obtained at least a 2:1 honours degree at undergraduate level in the past 3 years in a relevant subject


Be due to graduate in summer 2021 with a minimum 2:1 undergraduate degree in a relevant subject

Please see our Graduate pathways for more information on the programme you would like to apply for.

Previous Experience

A previous internship, apprenticeship or initial professional experience is desirable but not essential.

Personal Qualities

Independence: the ability to take the initiative, lead on projects and be proactive.

Interpersonal: confidence in forming effective working relationships with a diverse range of people.

Communication: effective oral and written communication of ideas with an excellent command of English. A second language would be a bonus.

Adaptability: the ability to multitask and respond effectively to change.

Analytical: the ability to draw accurate and informative conclusions from detailed research.

Apply Today

AHK Group offers a competitive salary with a great benefits package.

If you live and have the right to work in the UK please apply through the form.

*We are now in the final stages of the interview process for the AHK Support Risk and Support HR Graduate Programmes and will no longer be accepting applications*

For further information please contact graduatecareers@ahkgroup.com

Commercial Graduate Programme

Technical Graduate Programme

Chemist Graduate Programme