Back to work with: Veolia

Returning to work can be daunting. But a returner-friendly employer can make the world of difference.

Every week, Back To Work Connect spotlights Irish companies that offer the most support to returnees, so you can find your perfect back-to-work fit.

This week we’re profiling Veolia.

If the environment, ecological transformation, and upskilling matter to you, then Veolia may be the perfect place to restart your career.

Veolia: Company background

Veolia is Ireland’s leading environmental services company providing solutions that enable ecological transformation.

They provide a comprehensive range of energy, waste and water services and are dedicated to carbon reduction, protecting the environment, and building the circular economy

Through their expertise in operations, engineering and technology they reduce the environmental impact of their customers’ activities while helping industrial companies, services organisations, and the public sector to operate in a more efficient manner.

Currently, Veolia employs 700 people across the island of Ireland. They have offices in Fermoy, Kilkenny, Blanchardstown and Belfast and their staff are also based on client sites throughout Ireland.

So, there could be a Veolia role near you!

Why work at Veolia?

There are plenty of good reasons to work at Veolia. You’ll be pleased to hear they offer hybrid, part time and flexible working arrangements.

Good news if you’re keen to upskill too. The company offers full educational assistance (with financial support), as well as plenty of on-the-job training.

Professional membership fees are covered and the company provides Lunch & Learn sessions as well, so you’ll continually learn new skills.

Veolia also provides a whole range of other supports including an Employee Assistance Programme, Mental Health First Aiders, a cycle to work scheme, free eye tests, a range of paid and unpaid leave and an annual wellbeing programme.

What to expect

Wondering what a typical working day looks like at Veolia?  No two days are the same at Veolia, especially as the company’s sites and teams all vary.

However, you can be certain that you’ll be supported in your role and given plenty of opportunities for training.

Veolia fosters an inclusive work environment. They are an Autism-friendly accredited employer and are long-standing members of Business in the Community Ireland.

In short? You can expect an environment that is supportive, inclusive, and welcoming: a place where you can thrive.

What employees love about working at Veolia

There’s lots to love about working at Veolia according to the company’s current employees. They rate the opportunities for skill development and the atmosphere of teamwork, as well as the flexibility.

Here’s what two employees have to say:

“I have a challenging position which allows me to further develop my management skills and build a career here”

“I really enjoy the flexibility I have within my role and the great support and teamwork we have here, it’s brilliant”

Careers at Veolia

There are loads of different disciplines that make up Veolia’s workforce.

They include engineering, finance, marketing, HR, IT, mechanical and electrical technicians, Health & Safety, Project Managers, Planners, Lab Technicians, and General Operatives.

What are they looking for in an employee? Veolia hires people who understand its core purpose, of ecological transformation and really want to make a difference to the sustainability of our planet.

Having an awareness of their diverse business divisions within Ireland will give you an advantage too.

Interested in a career at Veolia?

If you’d like to know more about the roles Veolia is currently hiring for, check out our returner-friendly jobs board.

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