On our Placement Scheme, join a well-respected team that has a strong reputation in the engineering industry. You'll be part of something big, enjoying all-level support from line managers to senior leaders.
While you grow in areas that excite you, we also encourage you to maintain a positive work-life balance. So, during our recruitment process, tell us what matters to you.
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As a Geology or Geotechnical placement student you could be involved in one of the most exciting sectors in civil and environmental engineering. You’ll help to support and deliver the technical aspects of a variety of engineering and multidisciplinary designs across a range of challenging and exciting projects in the UK and internationally.
You could play a part in designing and constructing new and innovative infrastructure (such as mass transit systems, tunnelling and power supply), geohazard, underground storage and offshore geotechnics.
Together we share knowledge and create a better, more sustainable future for all by safeguarding our natural resources. Whatever your ambitions we’ve a role to match your passion and degree, while our training will help you develop highly sought after industry skills.
Summer placement locations: Birmingham, Bristol, Cambridge, Cardiff, Croydon, Edinburgh, Epsom (Surrey), Glasgow, Leeds, London, Warrington
Degree requirements: On track to achieve a minimum of a 2.1 Bachelor’s/BEng or 2.2 Master’s/MEng in Ground Engineering, Civil Engineering, Engineering Geology, Soil Mechanics, Geotechnical Engineering, or related subject
Our Ground Engineering team is committed to providing world class geotechnical and engineering geology services to infrastructure and global energy clients, focusing on the engineering behaviour of the ground for complex new build and asset life extension projects.
You’ll get involved in a broad range of activities including site investigation, 3D ground modelling, geohazard & terrain evaluation, earth structures, foundation design and ground improvement, in both the onshore and offshore environments.
Tunnelling and Underground Space
Industrial placement locations: Epsom, London
Summer placement locations: Epsom, London
Degree requirements: On track to achieve a minimum of a 2.1 Bachelor’s/BEng or 2.2 Master’s/MEng in Civil Engineering, Mining Engineering, or related subject
Our team provides technically excellent engineering design of tunnelling, underground, and heavy infrastructure, particularly focused on mass transit, rail and major project programmes.
You’ll be supported by a team with expertise in assessment of ground movements, design of complex foundations and ‘ground-contacting’ structures, in addition to the assessment of ventilation and fire life safety aspects of utilising underground space. Here you’ll get the opportunity to get involved with a wide range of interesting activities, including site work, design, asset impact assessments, life cycle/risk assessments and project management.
We’re not all the same, and that’s our greatest strength. Different views and opinions enhance our ability to provide value-added performance and better services for our clients. That’s why we believe different, makes a difference.
Reaching your full potential means being able to bring your whole self to work and being respected for the different opinions, strengths and experience you bring.
Our placement scheme has been designed to give you an insight into what it’s like to work with us and the chance to explore where your own skills and interests lie.
Through a combination of on-the-job learning and practical skills development within your chosen role, you’ll work on real projects from day one that offer scale and variety collaborating with others and creating meaningful impact on the world around us. Whichever path you take, your future starts here.
We aim to promote a workplace which allows our people to perform at their best. So, as well as ensuring you’re rewarded for your efforts, we also have a variety of initiatives in place to create a healthy workplace and support your well-being to include:
In addition to the above, our top performing placement students (who’ve completed at least 8 weeks on placement with us) have the opportunity to be nominated onto our Graduate Development Programme.
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As a Disability Confident Employer, we’re able to support you to perform at your best at each stage of our recruitment process and can make adjustments to ensure this. So, whether you consider yourself to have a disability or not, or would simply like to know how we can support you better, please contact us confidentially on email@example.com.
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