We operate an open and relaxed management culture that nurtures continuous improvement and innovation. This also enables us to achieve a staff turnover rate that's consistently below the industry average. Adopting a proactive growth strategy helps us to run a sustainable and profitable business while providing new and exciting career opportunities for all.
As an entrepreneurial organisation, we encourage and foster the growth of our employees. When joining RSK, a mentor works with you to ensure you set and achieve your goals. We want to accelerate your professional development, including opportunities for a promotional fast track.
Further, retaining staff is the building block of a successful organisation. As a company, RSK wants to ensure you maintain a healthy work life balance, with many opportunities for flexible working hours, locality flexibility, social activities, and community involvement projects.
Scroll down to see some of our staff’s stories
HEMEL HEMPSTEAD, UK
“I joined RSK as part of its graduate scheme in 2012 after completing my BSc in physical geography and geology. I was initially attracted to RSK because of its wide range of service offerings and I was excited by its multidisciplinary nature in terms of varied opportunities and training.
“Soon after joining, I got hands-on experience shadowing site investigation works, which was a fantastic opportunity. I also found the monthly graduate training sessions very useful. They gave me an understanding about why we do site investigations and I started to think about the whole development of a project.
“I feel very comfortable knowing that I can ask questions and everyone is very keen on helping and developing my skills to forward my career. In five years’ time, I hope to be a senior engineer working my way to chartership.”
senior laboratory technician
“I started as an apprentice on a two-year scheme at Structural Soils (an RSK company). Six months after I finished my apprenticeship, I was offered the opportunity to help set up, work and support the running of a new laboratory in Iraq for RSK. In March 2014, I moved out to the new Iraqi lab. As a senior in a small elite team, I am responsible for typical lab testing, for training local nationals and looking after laboratory logistics, yard management, client liaison and health and safety in a very challenging and potentially hostile environment.
“What I like about working for RSK is the opportunity to progress within an individual group company, to other companies within the group and even abroad.”
hemel hempstead, UK
“RSK’s great reputation in the marketplace attracted to me the company back in 2003. Once I met some of the people in the Hemel Hempstead office during interview, I knew it was a company that was keen to grow and there would be opportunities for personal development. Since starting at principal grade, I have worked my way up to director with responsibility for 20 people, obtaining Chartered Geologist status along the way.
“The people are the main reason I enjoy working at RSK. Everyone is very friendly and there is always someone new to talk to, whether it is a new employee or a visitor from another office. I also enjoy the challenges that RSK offers me; no day is the same.”
Hemel Hempstead, UK
“When I joined RSK, it allowed me to be involved in a complicated reinforced concrete frame project as project engineer. This was a big opportunity and RSK pushed me to be confident enough to complete the job proficiently. I have also been encouraged to attend courses to develop my knowledge of building information modelling, the finite element method and key software such as Revit. I have been involved in design team meetings with project managers that have enabled me to meet our clients and teams from other departments.
“I enjoy working with the staff at RSK and always feel supported when under pressure with project work. In regards to socialising, RSK organises various social events on a regular basis. We play football weekly and enjoy our curry nights! The regular social activities enable colleagues to get to know each other better. Consequently, this helps to form much better professional relationships and creates a more positive working environment in the office.
“RSK has also been assisting me to progress to Chartered Engineer status and is funding my membership. They began by allocating me a mentor and helping me to identify which route to professional membership would be best suited to me. Initial professional development reviews are carried out monthly, which help me to assess how far I have progressed. They outline the next steps I need to take. My project manager uses these to find me different opportunities in upcoming projects so I can progress towards my chartered status.”
“I started my MSc placement with Structural Soils (an RSK company) in February 2011, progressing into a full-time position in April 2011. In February 2012, I moved across to the environmental impact assessment department and later that year passed the exam for associate membership of the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA). I am currently working towards full membership and I have really benefited from the advice of RSK’s head of profession for IEMA.
“RSK encourages its staff to undertake relevant continuing professional development. Consequently, I have attended several breakfast seminars and training days organised by external parties, as well as engaging in the many internal training sessions held by experts in varied fields within RSK.
“RSK is a dynamic company that encourages innovation and developing new ideas. Within RSK, you are less likely to become pigeonholed into a specific role, if you do not wish to be. I am confident that if I have an idea about a new potential client, project or work in a previously untried area, I will be encouraged to follow any leads and grow organically into a new role if they prove fruitful.”