Civil engineering is all about people. It’s about making public services and facilities better. Over the course of two to four years, your placements will take in our full breadth of work and show you how we help make everyday life better connected, safer, and simpler.

WHERE YOU CAN JOIN US

See the list below to find out more about the areas of our business that are offering places on our Civil Engineering programme for autumn 2017. But no matter which team you join, you could be based anywhere in the UK. That’s why we ask all our graduates to be flexible and willing to move during their programme.

CAVENDISH NUCLEARLearn more and apply

Cavendish Nuclear is the largest nuclear site manager and nuclear engineering support organisation in the UK. We are a wholly owned subsidiary of Babcock International Group and we deliver complex projects across the span of nuclear energy. Our work ranges from the construction of brand new reactors and working-life extensions of existing nuclear plant to the safe decommissioning and remediation of legacy sites. Whether on our own or with one of our partners, we’ll be applying proven experience and trusted expertise to deliver complex programmes. We’re looking for graduates with a wide range of qualities, including high technical skills, good interpersonal skills and a willingness to learn and adapt to new circumstances.

 

OUR LOCATIONS

You could be based in a number of locations. You’ll probably call Bristol, Leicester or Manchester home, but you could also work from client sites (including nuclear power stations, or Sellafield in Cumbria). 

 

WE WORK ON A ROLLING APPLICATION BASIS AND THIS ROLE IS NOW CLOSED WHILST WE REASSESS DEMAND AND CURRENT APPLICATIONS. IF REQUIRED, WE WILL REOPEN, SO PLEASE CHECK BACK ON A REGULAR BASIS.

MARINE AND TECHNOLOGY – PLYMOUTHLearn more and apply

We’re a strategic partner to the MOD and the Royal Navy, helping to improve efficiency at Devonport Royal Dockyard in Plymouth. Our unique facilities and infrastructure mean that we can undertake 100% of submarine refits, as well as around 75% of UK surface fleet refits and 50% of fleet maintenance work. Half of the Royal Navy surface fleet is base-ported in Devonport, including Type 23 frigates, the Amphibious Assault fleet, and their hydrographic vessels. That’s the kind of epic engineering projects we take care of. To get involved in them, you’ll need to have a technical grounding in your relevant field, along with the ability to think on your feet and challenge yourself. And because we love to help promote STEM subjects amongst kids, it would be great if you were up for getting involved with our work in local schools.  

 

OUR LOCATIONS

The majority of graduates are based in Devonport (Plymouth) with a small number based in our Bristol and Keynsham offices.

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NETWORK ENGINEERING – RAILLearn more and apply

Rail journeys make up 9% of all UK journeys every year. And it’s our Rail business that supports Network Rail and other rail industry customers to provide a safe, reliable and efficient rail network across Great Britain. We are currently the largest plain line track renewals company in the country – and with our partners Alstom and Costain (under the ABC Electrification partnership) we are one of the largest electrification companies too. As a graduate you could play an important part in the work that we do.

 

OUR LOCATIONS

Typically, in the Rail business, graduates rotate between our operations in Birmingham, Crewe, York, Blantyre (Glasgow), Southampton and Bristol. 

 

WE WORK ON A ROLLING APPLICATION BASIS AND THIS ROLE IS NOW CLOSED WHILST WE REASSESS DEMAND AND CURRENT APPLICATIONS. IF REQUIRED, WE WILL REOPEN, SO PLEASE CHECK BACK ON A REGULAR BASIS.

WHAT YOU’LL BE DOING

The range will be massive. You might be helping to modernise the UK’s rail networks or designing cutting-edge structures for the nuclear industry. We do a lot for the MOD, which offers a whole world of different opportunities all by itself. You might even work with the Royal Navy to adapt the UK’s dockyard services to meet the demands of a modern naval fleet. Whatever you work on, you can be sure you’ll be making a real difference to everyday life in the UK.

WHAT YOU’LL GET OUT OF IT

We’re passionate about learning. And we encourage our people to pursue accreditation with professional bodies – especially our engineers. We’ll support you on the road to Incorporated or Chartered Engineer status – and give you a competitive starting salary of £27,000 - £30,000. So after the programme you’ll be ready to take on your first permanent role as an engineer.

WHAT YOU’LL NEED

A 2:2 MEng (Hons) degree is vital. And because the programme is accredited by the IMechE, IET, RINA, IChemE and ICE, your degree will need to be accredited by one of those institutions too. You’ll also need to satisfy the MOD’s security requirements (and may need to complete a medical assessment).

Competitive Starting Salary £27K- £30K
£27K- £30K

* Depending on location, role and qualifications.