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Our ethos

At Lithos we recognise that our most valuable assets are our staff.  We work hard to attract the best people and carefully select new colleagues.

We develop, empower and reward our employees by offering a competitive salary with additional benefits, including a bonus scheme and a formal, progressive training programme from Graduate Engineer to Associate Director, guaranteeing a route to Chartership on the way.

The nature of our work, our strong culture and ethos means teamwork, collaboration, communication, mentoring and personal development are core to everything we do. If you prefer to work independently, alone, remotely, then Lithos is not for you.

Despite being a relatively small business, we invest a lot of time and money in your future development; in return we want you to stick around for at least 2 years.  If you see Lithos as a stepping stone or a temporary commitment, then again, Lithos is not for you. You can find our company Vision, Mission and Values here along side our Illustrative Training Programme.

During our recruitment process we take your privacy seriously. We will not pass your details on to any other party or retain your information any longer than we need to progress your application, or to fulfil our legal and regulatory requirements. Further details of our GDPR and privacy policy can be found on this website.

We are a Mindful Employer and this means we’re committed to empowering our employees to achieve better mental health at work.

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Current vacancies

We are looking to recruit a graduate engineer starting in September 2022.  This position would be best suited to those who have completed an Earth Sciences or Geology degree, but we may consider applicants from similar disciplines.

We invest heavily in training and provide a 'route to Chartership', bonus twice a year, van, mobile phone, laptop and generous pension scheme.  Most of our work is in and around Yorkshire, with very little staying away from home for long periods of time.   Our rural location is just off the A1, so commuting is easy with plenty of free parking.  Applicants are advised to review various bits of information on our website to get a flavour of our ethos and the work we do.  A full driver's license is essential. A copy of the job description can be found here - GeoEnv Graduate

The deadline for applications is Friday 28th January 2022 with interviews taking place in February 2022. For the application, we require a CV and covering letter OR covering email. If you are interested, please email your application to

Each year we take on a student engineer for a period of 12 months. This position would be best suited for those who are looking to complete a year’s industrial placement as part of an Earth Science/Geology degree, but we may consider applicants from similar disciplines. We would be looking to start the successful candidate in August/September 2022.

The successful candidate will have use of a company van for commuting to/from the office and for site work. They will also receive a laptop and mobile phone as well as all standard PPE. Please note a full driver’s license is essential. They will be based at our Wetherby office.

For our first wave of interviews, the deadline for applications is 29th January 2022 with interviews taking place in February 2022. For the application, we require a CV and covering letter OR covering email. If you are interested in applying, please email

Careers for graduates

Each year we recruit at least one Graduate with a relevant degree.  We commit to providing all our graduates with a ‘route to chartership’.  This means we provide the training, experience, support and guidance so that our graduates achieve Chartership status with their chosen technical body (typically Geology Society) within approx 5-6 years.  Beyond this, our Chartered Engineers are encouraged and supported in developing a higher technical specialism eg: SiLC, RoGEP.

Those who show leadership potential are invited on to our Associate Director Development Programme, which leads to a level 7 Certificate in Leadership and Management.

Undergraduate placements

We normally offer a one year industrial placement to an undergraduate studying a relevant degree, for example geology or environmental sciences. Temporary experience with Lithos will give you an advantage if you apply for a permanent role.

Testimonials from some of our previous undergraduates can be found here.