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Summer Placement Opportunities 2019 - Building Services

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WSP is one of the world’s leading engineering professional services consulting firms. We provide services to transform the built environment and restore the natural environment. Our expertise ranges from environmental remediation to urban planning, from engineering iconic buildings to designing sustainable transport networks, and from developing the energy sources of the future to enabling new ways of extracting essential resources. We have approximately 43,600 employees, including engineers, technicians, scientists, architects, planners, surveyors, program and construction management professionals and various environmental experts. We are based in more than 500 offices across 40 countries worldwide.

WSP in the UK

Future ready

What we can offer you?

WSP are seeking an Summer Placement student to join a busy and successful Building Services team in our Edinburgh office. The successful candidate will become part of a respected and ambitious company with excellent career prospects; many of our staff are former placement students who returned to develop their careers with WSP and have now achieved professional qualification.

Our Building Services teams make buildings work efficiently and effectively. You would help to make buildings comfortable, with the right levels of heat and ventilation, daylight and artificial lighting. You would make them economical to run, reducing energy and water use for a better environment. It is also important to ensure that a building is safe and secure, easy to maintain and compliant with the relevant legislation. In every instance you would think about the building as a whole, and how the services integrate with each other and with the rest of the building.

What we are looking for?

  • Ideally you will be studying Building Services or related courses (Masters level or equivalent) and will have grades that reflect that of a 2:1 or 1st
  • You must demonstrate outstanding verbal and written skills, a desire to learn and have a flexible attitude
  • You must demonstrate the ability to solve problems, build constructive relationships, and a desire to keep learning and improving
  • You must have or be able to arrange suitable accommodation near our Edinburgh office, as we will not provide travel expenses or relocation allowance for your placement. You will however be paid a competitive salary for your time at WSP.

On completion of your summer placement, if successful, you may be eligible to enrol onto the WSP scholarship scheme.


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Opportunity Overview

  • Ongoing
  • Competitive + benefits
  • 2:1 and above (expected)
  • Summer
  • Cambridge and Basingstoke
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Building Services
  • Civil
  • Structural

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