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2023 - Industrial Placement – Civil Engineering

Construction/Civil/Building Services.

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Our Industrial placement programme is designed for the brightest and most ambitious undergraduates. You will benefit from the opportunity to enhance your academic studies with an engaging series of paid work placements that will give you a head start as you enter the world of work.  

Laing O'Rourke - Engineering the Future

Engineering the Future

Laing O'Rourke offers undergraduate's placements to those students studying a construction related degree.  

Our Industrial placement programme offers undergraduates a 12 month placement for those who are passionate about achieving their career ambitions in the built environment. Perform well enough and you may get the chance to join our Graduate Development Programme.   

Your Industrial placement will give you an insight into our world-class project-based business. You will get hands-on experience of working on one of our construction sites, along with structured training, group activities, guidance and support which will aid you with your university education.   

You will also be invited to attend our core six-week summer programme which has been designed for you to get the most value from the placement. The six learning sessions will complement your practical experience on site.   


Opportunities in the South West, London and the Midlands 

Career progression  

Students who complete a successful Industrial placement will be automatically put forward for our Graduate Development Programme. This means you will not need to apply nor go through the assessment centre process.   

Entry requirements 

You will need to meet the following criteria:   

  • You must be eligible to work in the UK without restrictions with a valid work permit, if applicable.  
  • You will be required to travel and possibly relocate for your rotational placements.  
  • You must be on target to achieve a 1st or 2:2 degree classification.  
  • You must be currently studying an accredited degree in your specific field.  

Selection process and application  

We recruit for the Summer and Industrial Placement programme on an ongoing basis until all roles are filled. We therefore encourage early application to any of our available roles.   

Providing you are successful at the interview stage; you will receive a written formal offer for the Summer and Industrial Placement programme.  

Step 1  

  • Apply online 
  • Complete the online application form and upload a copy of your CV and covering letter.   

Step 2  

  • Online testing 
  • You will be invited to complete a series of verbal reasoning, diagrammatical and numerical online tests. If successful, you will receive an invite to stage three of the selection process.  

Step 3  

  • Interview 
  • You will be invited to complete a structured interview either on campus, at one of our project sites or offices or via video link. 


  • Private Medical Insurance
  • Life Assurance
  • Personal Accident and Injury InsuranceIncome Protection
  • Pension - basic & enhanced scheme
  • Annual Leave
  • Discounts Portal
  • Online Doctor
  • Voluntary Benefits
  • Work-Life Benefits
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Company Car/Car Allowance (*Role dependant) 

** The Industrial Programme will commence in 2023 and is only available in the UK** 

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Opportunity Overview

  • Deadline: Ongoing
  • Multiple vacancies
  • Starting Salary: Competitive + benefits
  • 2:2 and above (expected)
  • 12 months
  • South West, London, East Midlands and West Midlands
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Preferred Disciplines...

  • Building Services
  • Civil
  • Construction
  • Structural

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