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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.

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. See what WSP stands for in 2024 and beyond…

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 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?

Planning and advisory, transport and local government

Local Gov

  • Exeter
  • Degrees considered - MEng Civil/Structural Engineering

Transport Planning

  • Exeter
  • Degrees considered – BSc or MSC Geography, Transport Planning (or similar), Environmental Science, Civil Engineering, Urban Planning,

Property & buildings

Building Structures

  • Cambridge
  • Degrees considered – BEng or MEng Civil Engineering


Thermal Energy Transition 

  • Newcastle, Glasgow
  • Degrees Considered – MEng Civil Engineering

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 maximizes 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.

Apply now and be the future of WSP!

How long does the process take?

You'll receive an email acknowledging receipt of your application within 48 hours of submission. After reviewing your application, if we feel your background and skills are suitable, you will be sent through to the second stage in the process which is an online behavioural assessment. 

Most applications complete initial assessments and are progressed to the next stage which is an interview, within 8 weeks but it’s good to know that the whole process can last up to 12 weeks in total. We will aim to keep you informed throughout the time that your application is being considered however, due to the volume of applications received, we are not able to respond to individual requests for status updates.

Inclusivity & Diversity? 

We want our people to achieve rewarding careers, bringing their whole selves to work. We celebrate integrity and treat people with respect, supporting each other and embracing diversity to create a culture of inclusion and belonging at WSP.

Health & Wellbeing?

 We are committed to supporting our people, giving you the tools to make improvements to your health and wellbeing through our Thrive programme. We have an Employee Assist Programme, Med24, which gives you and your family unrestricted telephone access to an NHS doctor where you can call day or night or have a face-to-face video consultation.

Flex your time? 

For improved work life balance, WSP offers the “WSP Hour” which enables you to take one hour per day to do as you wish and make up the time earlier or later that day. You also have the option to flex your bank holiday entitlement to suit you.

Apply now and be the future of WSP!


Here at WSP we positively encourage applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, pregnancy or maternity/paternity. We will interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria, please let us know if you require any workplace adjustments in support of your application.