Work Placement / Internship

2019 UK Landscape Architecture Industrial Placement

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Job Description

Our industrial placements are for a period of six to 12 months, and we have opportunities at our Cambridge, Leeds or London office.

Each of our offices are part of a wider network of landscape professionals who are an award winning landscape and urban design practice. They create memorable and site specific landscapes for people and places. A key element in their approach is understanding the environment, its physical attributes and cultural context. This combined with embracing of innovative and informed design approaches, contributes to the creation of unique spaces on an international basis.

Our multi-disciplinary highways team consists of over 60 environment professionals. Their expertise covers a diverse range in sustainability, carbon, landscape, arboriculture, ecology, noise and vibration, environmental management, planning and assessment fields. The role would involve undertaking site surveys in support of landscape and visual impact assessments (LVIA), and assisting in the analysis and development of landscape and environmental improvement schemes. They also produce conceptual and detailed designs (and associated contract drawings), and presentation drawings. This role can accommodate grads who have graduated in 2018 who are available to start immediately.

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Candidate Specification

Our award-winning landscape and urban design practice create memorable and site specific landscapes for people and places. A key element in their approach is understanding the environment, its physical attributes and cultural context. This combined with embracing of innovative and informed design approaches, contributes to the creation of unique spaces on an international basis. This team is looking for specific landscape architecture degrees.

To join us for an industrial trainee placement you must currently be at University or looking for a pre-university placement.
You will be working with graduates, experienced professionals, and other students so a placement with us is the perfect opportunity to learn from a variety of people while understanding our values and culture. It’s also a great chance to get involved with real projects while gaining relevant experience.
We do not have a formal structure for our placements, so you can really make the role your own. The more you get involved and the more questions you ask, the more you will gain from your experience with us.

As well as having one of the specific degrees listed above, we are looking for students with the following characteristics:

  • Methodical approach to problem solving.
  • Ability to use your initiative to undertake tasks efficiently and independently.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills, which allow you to confidently liaise with clients and team members.
  • Excellent written communication and attention to detail, and be able to demonstrate accurate technical drawings and good report writing.

Job Profile

We’re a global engineering, management and development consultancy focused on guiding our clients through many of the planet’s most intricate challenges. By challenging norms, we’re committed to making a positive contribution to the wellbeing of our staff as well as the environment, communities, and market places in which we operate.

About our placements – is this right for you?

We’re looking for highly motivated students who are passionate about learning from our industry experts. You’ll be given the opportunity to gain invaluable experience working on some of the exciting projects that are helping to shape tomorrow’s world.

We understand that to put your learning into practice it’s important that you’re given an accurate insight in to our innovative industry. With enough work placement experience under your belt you can get just that. Think of it as a worthwhile investment towards your future career.

We place a lot of emphasis on giving you a realistic view of our world, so you can decide if it’s the industry you want to work in.

Many of the employees that we recruit for our graduate schemes are students that have made an impression during their placements with us, so remember, this could be the start of a promising career for you with Mott MacDonald.

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How to Apply

Job ID Number: 35926BR
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Opportunity Overview

  • March 29th, 2019
  • Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • Year-long
  • Cambridge, Leeds, London

Disciplines accepted...

  • Architecture
  • Environment & Sustainability

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