Work Placement / Internship

2022 UK Industrial Placement Programme

Various UK locations. Multiple vacancies. Open to all STEM.

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Our industrial placements are for a period of six to 12 months, during which, you will have the opportunity to work within one of our sectors.

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  • Civil or Structural Engineering: Now more than ever, our environment and communities need to be made more resilient in the face of climate change. Working on every facet of development, our civil and structural engineers aim to solve this by offering the opportunity to create better cities, reduce poverty and improve health. Together with our experts, you’ll play a part in safeguarding natural resources. Using sustainability as a focus, you’ll be creating economic and social growth for generations to come. 
  • Electrical Engineering: Our electrical engineers work in world class teams to design and deliver sustainable solutions. We have opportunities in in our Highways team, Railways, Renewable energy, Water and Transmission and Distribution teams.
  • Mechanical Engineering: We have opportunities in our water and water treatment team, with specialists that have been involved in projects such as the Scottish Water development programme. Water is an essential part of our everyday lives; therefore, our teams are responsible for water pumping solutions, clean and wastewater treatment plants, and pipelines. Railways teams - Our capability extends from specifying the operational requirements for new and existing railways to supporting clients with legacy and new technology systems.
  • Environmental: Within our environmental teams you will work alongside our environmental consultants in a number of different roles, gaining experience across a variety of disciplines, including environmental impact assessment, environmental management, ecology, acoustics and landscape architecture and GIS. You will have the chance to be involved in the planning stages of developments, including major infrastructure projects such as roads and rail, and carry out environmental surveys and assessment work. We have placements available in Climate Change, Highways, Built Environment and Landscape Architecture.
  • Architecture Part 1: We are looking for an architectural part 1 placement student to join our team in Glasgow for 6 -12 months who can complement a wide variety of project type delivery. The placement will have you involved in a project, or a small portfolio of projects of various sizes from conception through to completion. You must be studying on an architecture degree course and looking for your part 1 placement.
  • Digital: Working in our smart infrastructure part of the business you will work in our software development team who deliver leading edge solutions to clients in a variety of industries. You will help solve complex problems and develop innovative solutions in the field of physical and digital infrastructure, all through the application of data science. Students who are studying a data science or computer science degrees will be able to apply for these placements.
  • Transport Planning: The key to a successful economy is the development of safe and efficient transport networks. In today’s world we face many transport challenges, such as global warming and pollution, a constantly growing population and demand for travel, migration from rural areas into the cities and ‘disruptive’ changes such as connected autonomous vehicles. We will consider candidates who are studying for a degree in Economics for this placement.
  • Project Management: You’ll be part of a team that controls every aspect of the project life-cycle – from concept and definition to implementation and handover. Our project managers provide consultancy services to our clients throughout the development and construction process and your get experience of working in these teams supporting that our clients’ projects are delivered on time, within budget and at the highest quality.

Candidate Specification

To join us for an industrial trainee placement you must currently be at University or looking for a pre-university placement.

You’ll 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:

  • A methodical approach to problem solving
  • The 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 with the ability to demonstrate accurate technical drawings and good report writing.

Agile working

At Mott MacDonald, we believe it makes business sense for you and your manager to choose how you can work most effectively to meet your client, team and personal commitments. We embrace agility, flexibility and trust.

About our placements

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.

You’re probably wondering what else is on offer. Join us, and you’ll get:

  • As a living wage employer, we offer our students a competitive salary which is above the living wage threshold - we ensure that you’re given a salary you deserve.
  • Contributory pension up to 7% of your salary: we have the best people on our team, and we like to look out for them. With our support, you’ll have all the advice and options you need to be able to invest in your future.
  • A flexible benefits scheme: our company is made up of a range of different people and we understand that different people want different things. That’s why with our flexible plan, you’ll have the ability to manage the range of benefits we have on offer, to suit your specific needs during the year you are with us.

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Opportunity Overview

  • November 14th, 2021
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Competitive + benefits
  • All grades
  • 6 - 12 months
  • Multiple UK Locations

Disciplines accepted...

  • Acoustics
  • Architecture
  • Building Services
  • Building Surveying
  • Civil
  • Construction
  • Construction Management
  • Control & Instrumentation
  • Electrical
  • Electronic
  • Environment & Sustainability
  • Geotechnical
  • Information Technology
  • Infrastructure
  • Mechanical
  • Mechatronics
  • Project Management
  • Quantity Surveying
  • Structural
  • Transport Planning
  • Water/Hydrology

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