Civil Engineering Summer Placement

Entry Requirement

You must be in your penultimate year at university, and on track to achieve at least a 2:2 in an Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) accredited degree

Flexibility to occasionally travel to attend training opportunities at various locations.

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Civil Engineering Summer Placement

Based at one of our major hubs, you’ll see what goes into keeping our railways running. From day one, you’ll get hands on engineering experience, develop new skills and contribute to big infrastructure projects, all whilst being supported by former graduates.

If making an impact on something bigger matters to you.
You matter to us.

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Civil Engineering Summer Placement

Our 2024 Civil Engineering Summer Placement is now closed for applications. You can register your interest for our 2025 programme below.

Start Date: June 2025

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What you'll be doing

You’ll gain practical engineering experience at one of Britain’s largest railway operating centres. Expect to play a part in some of our most ambitious engineering projects, such as the Great Western mainline, the Great North Rail Project, and Digital Railway.

You’ll have opportunities to maintain bridges and structures, and take responsibility for deciding which innovative building materials and techniques to use, to improve reliability and sustainability. You’ll also help manage complicated inner-city assets and establish inspection and maintenance requirements for embankments and cuttings that run through the countryside.

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Who you are matters

You’ll need to be in your penultimate year at university, and on track to achieve at least a 2:2 in an Institute of Civil Engineers (ICE) accredited degree, and have the flexibility to occasionally travel to attend training opportunities at various locations.

We’re looking for logical thinkers with a creative approach to solving complex problems. You should be resourceful, hardworking and comfortable managing your own time. We would also like to see great communication skills.

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What you’ll get out of it

We’re passionate about developing the next generation of talent that will come into our industry, and that means we’ll ensure you’re surrounded by supportive colleagues and receive coaching from senior staff.

We invest in our summer placement students because we believe they hold the potential to become the future of our business. Over the ten weeks, you’ll get a rounded experience of what it takes to become a Civil Engineer on our railways. Impress us, and we’ll consider you for next year’s graduate scheme.

We matter to millions. You could too.