Civil Trainee Industrial Placements 2021
One of the largest employee-owned companies in the world, Mott MacDonald is a multisector consultancy providing engineering, management, and development services on projects in 150 countries. With over 16,000 of the best people working on a diverse range of challenges, we’re helping our clients deliver sustainable infrastructure and development solutions. We have a collegiate and collaborative culture which values equality and diversity, and we take proactive steps to create an inclusive workplace. Together, we are opening opportunities with connected thinking.
Our industrial placements are for a period of six to 12 months, during which, you will have the opportunity to work within one of our sectors. We have civil or structural placements still available in the following areas, to be considered for these positions you must be studying civil or civil and structural engineering.
Infrastructure: Cambridge and Croydon
We need trainees with drive and passion to carry out their industrial placement in civil infrastructure engineering. Working within a project team, you’ll gain varied experience and develop core skills in highways, drainage, flood risk, public realm, earthworks and utilities coordination. Using digital modelling tools, you’ll be involved in civil engineering infrastructure designs for a wide spectrum of highways & development projects.
Our Tunnels division is one of the global leaders in tunnel planning, design and construction in all conditions from soft ground to hard rock. Our team have planned and designed numerous road, rail, metro, water and service tunnels across the globe including London’s Thames Tideway East Tunnel, Northern Line Extension, Crossrail, the SMART road/water tunnel in Malaysia, Boston Central Artery in the USA, Lesotho Highlands Water Project in Africa, the Channel Tunnel between the UK and France.
We continue to be involved in many of the most interesting civil/structural and tunnel, sub-terrain, underground works and hydro-electric engineering projects.
Transmission and distribution: Brighton
Ensuring energy remains accessible to all, and that energy networks can operate efficiently and flexible, is at the core of Transmission and Distribution. As the UK push towards a Net Zero emission economy, there is rapid expansion required to those existing networks and infrastructure along with providing the existing ones with the integrity to meet these ambitious targets.
You will be immersed within a forward-thinking culture and help solve the current problems and challenges that the industry presents from these demanding projects.
This placement is for civil engineering students.
Water – Pipelines & Networks: Brighton
You will work with a team of water experts and a number of large water utility groups creating hydraulic models, and designing water supply networks, drainage and flood barriers.
The requirement for Brighton is specifically for civil engineering students our Pipelines and Networks team.
To join us for an industrial trainee placement you must currently be at University or looking for a pre-university placement.
You’ll be working with graduates, experienced professionals, and other students so a placement with us is the perfect opportunity to learn from a variety of people while understanding our values and culture. It’s also a great chance to get involved with real projects while gaining relevant experience.
We do not have a formal structure for our placements, so you can really make the role your own. The more you get involved and the more questions you ask, the more you will gain from your experience with us.
As well as having one of the specific degrees listed above, we are looking for students with the following characteristics:
- A methodical approach to problem solving
- The ability to use your initiative to undertake tasks efficiently and independently.
- Excellent verbal communication skills, which allow you to confidently liaise with clients and team members.
- Excellent written communication and attention to detail with the ability to demonstrate accurate technical drawings and good report writing.
What you can expect from us
We place a lot of emphasis on giving you a realistic view of our world, so you can decide if it’s the industry you want to work in.
Many of the employees that we recruit for our graduate schemes are students that have made an impression during their placements with us, so remember, this could be the start of a promising career for you with Mott MacDonald.
You’re probably wondering what else is on offer. Join us, and you’ll get:
- We offer our students a competitive salary - we will ensure that you’re given a salary that matches the current industry standard.
- Contributory pension: we have the best people on our team and we like to look out for them. With our support, you’ll have all the advice and options you need to be able to invest in your future.
- A flexible benefits scheme: our company is made up of a range of different people and we understand that different people want different things. That’s why with our flexible plan, you’ll have the ability to manage the range of benefits we have on offer, to suit your specific needs during the year you are with us.
Our social side
Being part of Mott MacDonald means more than just work, there’s a huge range of fun and exciting things that you can get involved in.
From the moment you join us, you’ll have the opportunity to expand your social and professional network, whether it’s meeting other placement students and graduates or joining forces with other members of staff from around the company at our annual sports day. Each of our offices have a sports and social committee which will give you the chance to be part of a variety of sports, social and charity events. We’re committed to promoting a strong culture of social responsibility and encourage our staff to play active roles in the local community.
It's worth noting that sports and social committees tend to vary from office to office, so as well as getting involved in what’s already on offer, don’t be afraid to suggest new events or initiatives that you think could be a great addition.
It doesn’t stop there. As well as events, you’ll also have access to discounts on cinema tickets, travel, fashion, utilities and much more as part of our company benefits which you can take advantage of the moment you join.