Industrial Training Placement - Engineer

Civil, Construction, Infrastructure.

About us

VolkerFitzpatrick is one of the UK's leading engineering and construction companies, providing specialist building, rail, civil engineering and industry focussed skills to a range of market sectors including commercial, industrial, education, rail, aviation, waste and energy. VolkerFitzpatrick is a member of the 5% club, where we have 14% of the workforce is made up of apprentices, students and graduates.

If you are a 2nd year student studying a Civil Engineering degree and are looking for a placement from 2024/25 working for a main contractor in the construction industry – to start in September 2024, this is a fantastic and career-enriching job role for you at VolkerFitzpatrick.

We run a structured placement year programme with an opportunity to secure a graduate job after your final year at university.

The placement

Our minimum 40-week industry placement programmes focus on on-the-job learning, to complement your university course. Placements focus on technical skills and the progression towards increasing responsibility. You will learn through on-site experience, your team, line manager and formal training courses.

Those who show consistent progress may be considered for employment post-graduation, via our graduate programme. This means that students demonstrating exceptional performance during placement may be awarded a bursary for their final university year, and the opportunity to return to VolkerFitzpatrick on the relevant graduate scheme.

If your past experience doesn’t match perfectly with every requirement of the job description, we still encourage you to apply. You may be just the right candidate for us.

Why work with us?

VolkerFitzpatrick is under the umbrella of VolkerWessels UK which is a multidisciplinary contractor that delivers innovative engineering solutions across the civil engineering and construction sectors including rail, highways, airport, marine, energy, water, and environmental infrastructure.

By utilising the specialist skills of each business unit within VolkerWessels UK, VolkerFitzpatrick are able to ensure our staff provide unrivalled resources and expertise to our clients. We offer competitive rewards and benefits, recognising the value we place on our employees.

We offer a range of benefits, including:

  • Competitive salary
  • Competitive annual leave and an additional day off on your birthday
  • Private medical care
  • Pension
  • Life Assurance
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Shopping and restaurants vouchers, rewards, and discounts
  • Training and development opportunities-comprehensive skills-based training
  • Family friendly polices including enhanced maternity benefits
  • Employee Assistance programme
  • Mental health, physical health, and financial support
  • 24/7 Virtual GP service

Fairness, inclusion and respect

We believe in pushing boundaries in the pursuit of fairness, inclusion and respect. So, our teams can be comfortable that, whatever their background, VolkerWessels UK is a place where they can be themselves and thrive.

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Job ID Number: VW04559
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  • Deadline
  • Starting
    September 2024
  • Salary
    Competitive + benefits
  • Degree required
    All grades
  • Duration
    40 weeks
  • Location
    Multiple UK Locations
Preferred Disciplines...
  • Civil
  • Construction
  • Construction Management
  • Infrastructure
Also Accepting...
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Geotechnical
  • Project Management
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Structural
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