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Insights into Construction & Engineering

Be aware that the many engineering firms require you to complete online tests. You have to pass these before they even look at your application. Its therefore critical that you practice before hand. You will greatly increase your chances of success. Obtain practice papers HERE

  • AMEY (6 months and 12 months). Placements are available and managed locally at each of their contracts. 
  • Arcadis -10-12 month year out placment. Arcadis operates across a wide range of sectors encompassing infrastructure, water, environment and buildings. 
  • Atkins (8-12 months)
  • BAM Construct (6-12 months)
  • Barrett48 week programme for undergraduates studying a degree in the built environment. They also run a programme for HR and marketing students. During this time, you’ll have the opportunity to get an all-round insight into the business by completing six one-week placements. For the remainder of the placement, you’ll specialise in your chosen department (land, construction, commercial, technical, HR or marketing), where you’ll be given more responsibility to challenge and stretch you.
  • Babcock (6 and 12 months). avaiable n defence & security, defence systems tevhnology or marine and technology. 
  • Balfour Beatty 6 or 12 months in quantity surveying, civil engineering, commercial management or construction management. Most are based on project sites such as Crossrail, the M25 or the Olympic regeneration scheme.
  • Carillion (6-12 months)
  • Caterpillar (CAT). 1 year.
  • CH2M. Opportunities in enery & power, water, transportation, facilities & infrastructure and environmental. 
  • Costain  - offer a sponsored student programme. 6-12 months industrial placement and 8-12 weeks in the summer. As a sponsored student, you’ll receive a bursary payment for each academic year of study, support with your dissertation and a graduate offer pending good performance
  • Croudace Homes Group 12 month placements for quantity surveyors. Also IT placements. 
  • EC Harris. 1 year out with this Asset Consultancy working on real projects towards your APC. Possibility of being sponsored in your final year. 
  • Hochtief (3-6 months)
  • Gleeds. Management and construction consultants offer a year out sandwich placement in London. They also have a number of overseas offices.
  • Interserve (civil engineering, quantity surveying, construction management)
  • Keltbray (1 year)
  • ISG (1 year). Construction related degree
  • Mott MacDonald (12 months). A range of disciplines.
  • Network Rail. Schemes include finance,  IT and business services, engineering, environment & sustainable development & general management.
  • North Midland Construction
  • Qinetiq  12 months - they are experts in defence, aerospace, security and related markets - oportunities are available in a number of these areas.
  • Redrow Group. 12 month placement in land and Planning, Commercial, Technical, Construction, Customer Service or Sales.
  • Sir Robert McAlpine ( 6 or 12 months)
  • Thomas & Adamson. They are an international construction and property consultancy, offering year out work placements. They have Uk offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, London and Manchester and a number of overseas offices in the Middle East and Eastern Europe.
  • Transport For London (TFL). They offer 12 months placements in a range of areas including quantity surveying and transport planning, civil & mechanical engineering and commercial procurement.
  • Turner & Townsend. A small number of 12 months placements offered at this global professional services firm. 
  • Vinci Construction (construction related degree). Varying lengths of placement. They also sponsor students. 
  • VolkerFitzpatrick (civil engineering, quantity surveying and construction) - 12 months
  • Wilmott Dixon (construction) 12 months
  • WSP Group. WSP is one of the world’s leading professional services firms providing services in the built and natural environment. 



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