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Applications are now open for the JBA Risk Management Graduate Scheme!

Are you a motivated and innovative graduate with an interest in flood science and risk management? Are you seeking a structured framework to support your professional development, whilst working on pioneering flood and climate science projects at a global scale? If so, we want to hear from you!

JBA Risk Management offers graduate opportunities across our flood mapping, catastrophe modelling, software development and client services teams. You’ll help to develop market-leading flood maps, catastrophe models and analytics and will join some of the best technical minds in the industry. You’ll work with some of the world’s largest organisations, across a range of sectors, to help them understand and manage their flood risk.

My biggest role was co-Project Manager for the US Defended Areas, where I created the defended layers from the flood output, edited the data, quality checked it and made it a client deliverable. It's really great to be given responsibility like this as a graduate.
Stephanie Hodsman, JBA Graduate

The JBA graduate scheme is dedicated to helping you further your professional development. You’ll follow a competency-based learning and development framework, allowing you to build essential skills such as:

  • Time management and personal effectiveness
  • Commercial awareness
  • Client relationships and support
  • Collaboration and leadership

You’ll also develop advanced technical knowledge and skills, tailored to your strengths.

A structured training programme, access to experienced professionals, and rotation around different teams ensures breadth and depth of skills and knowledge. The scheme typically lasts two years and results in a contract of permanent employment in a role suited to your strengths and interests, subject to all competencies being met.

We thrive on new ideas and innovation and believe that learning and development is key to that. We’re focused on helping you develop your skills and will offer you a generous annual training budget. We also support industry qualifications, including chartered membership of professional associations.

The graduate we’re looking for

We’re looking for a motivated individual in their early career who enjoys teamwork, collaboration and innovation and has a commitment to delivering value to clients. The ideal candidate will be a bright graduate with a strong academic background and excellent communication and organisational skills.

The following are essential attributes for the role:

  • Degree in a relevant subject such as Geography, Natural Sciences, Mathematics, Physics or Statistics
  • A professional, organised approach
  • An enthusiasm to learn and adapt
  • The ability to work both independently and as part of a team to meet deadlines
  • The ability to understand and communicate technical concepts to technical and non-technical audiences
  • Report writing skills
  • A numerical mindset with strong data handling and data analysis skills

Additionally, you may also have some experience in the following areas, although training will be provided as required:

  • Geographical Information Systems
  • Hydrological and hydraulic modelling
  • Familiarity with both Windows and Linux operating systems
  • Programming languages such as Bash, Python, R and SQL
  • Experience presenting to diverse audiences
  • An understanding of the re/insurance industry
We were the first to create national-scale flood maps for Continental Europe at 5m resolution and it was really rewarding to work towards an industry first. The project was spread over a year and had lots of different data and teams involved, so it was interesting to see it all come together using the different technical specialisms throughout JBA.
Kirsty Brown, JBA Graduate

You will be working in our modern, eco-friendly offices at Broughton Park, near Skipton, North Yorkshire. This unique work setting sits on the boundary of the Yorkshire Dales National Park and offers easy access to stunning countryside. Skipton is a bustling market town with great schools, services and leisure facilities, and is within easy reach of Leeds, Bradford, Manchester and the Lake District. Find out more at

If your application is successful, the next stage of the process will be interviews with our team. For more information on the graduate scheme, get in touch with Jennifer Moore.

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Closing date: 31 july 2022

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