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Wood Power Solutions UK (PSUK) is accepting applications from Electrical and Electronic Engineering students as part of our Year in Industry placement scheme to join the Electrical Engineering department in Horsham, West Sussex starting in September 2024.

The role

As a leading provider of engineering and construction services to the UK transmission and distribution sector, we are at the forefront of net zero 2050 with a secured workstream for years to come. The Year in Industry placement opportunity provides flexibility as a hybrid role, working between home and our Horsham office. This role is perfect for BEng Electrical and Electronic Engineering or MEng Electrical Engineering students whereby it is a course requirement to undertake a placement year during or after your studies.

Assuming the placement is a success, Wood will contribute to your final year University fees and offer a spot on our much-coveted Graduate program commencing September 2025, sending you into your final year of study with a bright future secured. Wood PSUK are also offering relocation support assistance to eligible students for the Year in Industry placement scheme.

Our reputation for safely delivering quality projects on time and on budget is well recognised in the industries we serve. We have proven expertise in managing large complex projects, a global reach and long-standing international presence, strong relationships with our clients and innovative processes and technologies. What that means to you is the opportunity to experience real variety, work with diverse cultures and you'll work closely with our clients and be part of a global team, committed to achieving outstanding results in a stimulating and quality-driven environment.

During your placement, you will join a culture of innovation, pushing the boundaries of what is possible to seek the best solutions for our clients.

What you will do

Wood is deeply committed to the development of their people and recognises the importance of growing a talented team of professionals with expertise in electrical engineering to ensure the future success of the organisation and the Transmission and Distribution sectors we support. We provide:

  • Technical challenge – develop your core and specialised electrical engineering skills to a world-leading standard.
  • Excellence – work at a centre of technical excellence for an international company which leads and supports projects executed across the globe.
  • Recognition/prestige – Wood is globally regarded as a leading consultancy and engineering firm ranked as number one international design firm by Engineering News-Record (2019).

As a Year in Industry Student, you will have exposure to various parts of the business gaining vital skills. You will be involved in undertaking process design activities on Wood’s current projects. You will typically be required to assist with:

  • HV Cable selection;
  • HV cable routing and installation support; and
  • Cable system design checks.

About you

At Wood, we understand and acknowledge that everyone is different, and we are committed to equal opportunities and want to access all the talent that is out there. We are committed to attracting a broad range of skills, knowledge, and experiences and embrace differences.


  • Must be studying for a BEng in Electrical and Electronic Engineering or MEng in Electrical Engineering whereby it is a course requirement to undertake a placement year during or after your studies.
  • Must have the right to work in the UK.
  • High achieving undergraduate with the desire to learn who enjoys problem solving, troubleshooting, detailed analysis, be willing to embrace innovative ideas, and most importantly take on assignments where the approach or solution isn't known from the outset.
  • Enthusiasm to work and develop your career as a Cable System Engineer in Electrical Engineering.
  • Demonstrate initiative, tenacity, and excellent communication skills. 
  • Possess an ability to learn quickly and be adaptable and flexible to match business requirements.
  • Ability to work in multi-disciplinary team environments. 

What we can offer

  • Variety in projects, requiring highly adaptable and naturally curious/inquisitive individuals.
  • Exposure to the Safety and Environmental aspects of design work.
  • One-year structured program within your chosen discipline and business unit.
  • Technical and personal development: you will have access to a wealth of technical and personal development resources and opportunities.
  • Support throughout your placement: assigned buddy and mentor (Chartered Engineer) and departmental manager to ensure you are supported in your personal and professional development.
  • Meaningful and interesting projects: delivered to leaders of industry across the Transmission & Distribution sector.
  • Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion: we are an organisation actively committed to diversity and inclusion across our business.
  • Competitive salary.
  • Flexible benefits package: inclusive of 33 days annual leave pro-rata (including public holidays), generous contributory pension scheme, 4x base salary life insurance; all of these and more that can be adapted to suit your own lifestyle.
  • Early Careers Network (ECN): join your peers within our ECN and have the opportunity to support and share ideas with other undergraduates across our business units.
  • Global connections: join experts around the world who are at the leading edge of our industry, shaping the standards of our profession.

With a secured workstream for years to come and a people-focused approach, this is the perfect opportunity to gain invaluable practical industry experience and stand out from your peers. Apply today to take the first step towards achieving your goals. We can't wait to receive your application!

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