GIS Graduate Specialist

Thomson Environmental Consultants Guildford United Kingdom GIS
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Company Description

Thomson environmental consultants: The independent, employee-owned consultancy, chosen by successful clients, admired by competitors, and the place to work preferred by top specialists.

With offices across the UK, our experts are committed to delivering our clients exceptional outcomes across a range of environmental services and ecological contracting.

We aim to be the most innovative, pragmatic and fast-growing environmental consultancy in the UK.

Our services include but are not limited to: terrestrial ecology, freshwater ecology, marine ecology, habitat management, arboricultural services, geospatial and data management, environmental impact assessments.

Our people make us who we are; we are commercial but not corporate, guided by our values of Respect, Integrity, Support and Excellence. Career growth and development is highly valued at Thomson, and we nurture talent, leading to rapid career-progression opportunities. Our people benefit from access to a diverse range of industry-accredited external trainings, as well as in-house training opportunities led by our specialists. The variety of projects we deliver across the breadth of environmental services encourages cross-team working and collaboration.


We are currently looking for an inexperienced GIS Graduate, this professional role works within the geospatial team to provide all aspects of mapping, data management and spatial analysis to terrestrial, marine, freshwater and geospatial projects, always working proactively to achieve the company’s vision and values.

As a skilled and experienced team and company member you will work with the team to:

  • Produce consistently high quality, error free maps and data for clients on time and within budget to maintain company standards.
  • Liaise with internal project teams to ensure we always provide the best possible geospatial service to our clients.
  • Start interacting with external contacts such as clients, data providers, land agents and other stakeholders to raise your profile and develop your confidence.
  • Start to specialize in one or more of the following and establish how this can be utilised for best company benefit through project efficiency and or additional service offerings to clients.
  • Thomson Interactive Mapping (TIM)
  • Mobile Mapping
  • Modelling and Geoprocessing
  • Remote Sensing and UAV
  • Make efforts to get involved in the quoting and tender process by offering to review or proofread submissions and providing realistic timescales and rates for geospatial work.
  • Help to prepare and deliver training courses on geospatial topics to the company.


You must live and have the right to work in the UK.

Our priority is to find someone that has had a little GIS experience ideally working within a consultancy or similar industry, however we will consider people with little or no experience, but you must show that you have a passion and keen interest in GIS.

This is a junior position and we shall not be considering anyone with lots of experience. Up to a few years at most.

Other information

As an Employee Owned Trust (EOT) our collective efforts generate results that translate into greater rewards for everyone. You’ll enjoy all the benefits we have to offer, including EOT approved bonuses (after a qualifying period), the opportunity to contribute to and lead on high-profile, once in a life-time projects, 25 days annual leave, progression opportunities and regular social events.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

As an equal opportunities employer, Thomson is committed to the equal treatment of all current and prospective employees and does not condone discrimination on the basis of age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race or ethnicity, religion or belief, gender identity, or marriage and civil partnership.

We aspire to have a diverse and inclusive workplace and strongly encourage suitably qualified applicants from a wide range of backgrounds to apply and join Thomson.