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Summer Placement - Development Infrastructure

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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.

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What we can offer you?

WSP are seeking an Summer Placement student to join a busy and successful Development Infrastructure team in our Cambridge 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.

Infrastructure makes our daily lives possible in the manner to which we’ve grown accustomed and we don’t give it much thought. It’s only when there’s a problem, something stops working, we outgrow current capabilities, or repairs are required that people take notice of the water treatment facilities, sewer lines, roads, utility grids, bridges, and railways that underwrite our daily lives.

Working as a civil engineer, you have the choice to work within a wide range of sectors. These can include; Rail, Highways and Drainage, and Utility network/systems. You will have the opportunity to explore your creativity and develop concepts, ideas and designs into reality.

Civil engineering is one of the most challenging, yet rewarding professions as after all the hard work and dedication you put into the project, you get to see real physical results that will impact future generations to come.

What we are looking for?

  • Ideally you will be studying Civil Engineering or related courses (BEng or Masters) 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 Cambridge 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
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Civil
  • Infrastructure

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