2024 Placements - Year In Industry (UK)

Civil, Structural, Environment, Mechanical, Electrical.

What if you could embrace your curiosity in a culture that celebrates different perspectives?

With us, you can

In today’s world it’s important to work for a company that has clear purpose, giving back to communities and supporting what is truly important in the world.

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When considering a career move its vital to work for a business that is aligned to your values and goals, a place where you can belong.

We are a leading global engineering and professional services firm committed to creating a sustainable future for our communities and the environment.

We value our people and our reputation. Having a diverse and robust workforce enables us to look for answers, not problems, and we pride ourselves on offering clients clever, imaginative, future-facing solutions. We believe in the power of effective communication, and we encourage you to participate and contribute to the success of our projects and initiative.

Join us at WSP, not just to build a career, but to sculpt a legacy, champion growth, and thrive within a community that values your potential. The journey starts here, and the possibilities are endless.

Your new role, what’s involved?

Join us for a Year in Industry or Summer Placement, and you’ll find yourself challenged in more fascinating and far-reaching ways than ever before. You’ll explore new and inspiring opportunities to make the most of your expertise, broaden your professional horizons and create exciting new possibilities for people, organisations and future generations.

Roles available


Rail Stations

  • Location: London, Guildford, Birmingham
  • Degrees considered – Telecommunications


Water Engineering – Asset Design

  • Locations: Newcastle
  • Degrees considered - Civil Engineering & Structural Engineering, Environmental Engineering, Electrical & Mechanical Engineering

Water Asset Management

  • Locations: Belfast 
  • Degrees Considered – Environmental Sciences, Geography, Water & Environmental Management or Data Science/management

We'd love to hear from you if you have:

Any of the following:

  • You’ll be studying a relevant degree from the degree backgrounds listed in the vacancies in the job advertisement and on our placements webpage.
  • You’ll have a passion for sustainable engineering or environmental, and creativity to solve problems
  • You’ll have a drive to make a positive impact on the world
  • You’ll want to stretch and inspire us, speaking up about any new ideas you have
  • You’ll want to throw yourself in from day one and put your studies into practice
  • You’ll have strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • You’ll have the ability to work effectively in a team and adapt to dynamic project environments. Sharing ideas and collaborating with colleagues
  • You’ll have the ability to prioritise and plan effectively

What's in it for you?

  • Opportunity to join our Scholarship programme
  • A chance to join our Graduate programme upon completion of your degree
  • A competitive salary
  • Experience of working on live projects
  • Influential communications
  • Support throughout with guidance from your peers and senior team members
  • 25 days' holiday per annum plus bank holidays (pro-rata)
  • Flexibility on length of placement
  • Opportunity to be part of our (PGN)

We also offer our Professional Growth Network (PGN) which is a networking group run by early career professionals for early career professionals. It helps to grow your network of contacts across the UK business as well as providing you with opportunities for extra experience to support you in achieving chartered status or other professional accreditations.

We want our people to achieve rewarding careers. At work we celebrate integrity and treat people with respect. We support each other and embrace diversity to create a place where people come together and do great things.

Our Culture

We have a friendly and inclusive culture which respects and maximises the contribution individuals can bring to WSP. We recognise the benefits that people with varying backgrounds and experiences can bring. VIBE (our LGBTQ+ Employee Resource Group) and our Gender Balance Group work with the business to help ensure we continue to promote the right environment to enable all employees to reach their full potential, and to ensure we continue to promote equality, inclusivity and diversity for everyone Belonging@WSP.

Your development?

We appreciate that development and training is important to you and that’s why we have a supportive environment that invests in your development, including, chartership, training, and mentoring.

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Job ID Number: ECP01635
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  • Deadline
    May 2nd, 2024
  • Hiring Multiple Candidates
  • Salary
    Competitive + benefits
  • Degree required
    All grades
  • Duration
    12 months
  • Location
    Belfast, Birmingham, Cardiff, Exeter, Glasgow, Guildford, Liverpool, London, Manchester and Newcastle
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Preferred Disciplines...
  • Civil
  • Data Science
  • Electrical
  • Environmental Science
  • Mechanical
  • Structural
  • Telecommunications
  • Water/Hydrology
Also Accepting...
  • Most STEM disciplines
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