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Year in Industry Placement

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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, programme and construction management professionals and various environmental experts. We are based in more than 500 offices across 40 countries worldwide.

WSP in the UK

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What we can offer you

WSP are seeking a Year in Industry student to join a busy and successful Bridges team in Basingstoke. 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.

From the onset of modern civilisation, bridges have been both iconic images and vital transportation routes that have helped to connect our world. From early designs using natural resources, to modern engineering techniques and advances in building materials, bridge construction has evolved in unison with the increasing demands of humankind.

Today’s bridges have become lifelines for major cities, and transportation agencies face a myriad of challenges to optimise the flow of goods and people. From ensuring the operability of aging structures, to planning, financing, and constructing modern replacements that improve accessibility, solutions to the challenges posed by bridges are essential to social and economic development.

WSP’s expertise extends to all types of bridges, from viaducts and interchanges, to railway and pedestrian bridges, and even wildlife crossings. Having designed, analysed, built, maintained, and managed thousands of bridge projects, we are able to offer fully integrated services that meet all financial and aesthetic requirements.

What we are looking for

  • Ideally you will be studying Civil, Structural or Bridge Engineering (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 Basingstoke 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

  • July 21st, 2019
  • Competitive + benefits
  • 2:1 and above (expected)
  • Year-long
  • Basingstoke (Hampshire)
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Disciplines accepted...

  • Civil
  • Structural

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