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Civil and structural engineering

  • Job descriptions: Structural engineer: job description

    Structural engineers design, plan and oversee the construction of new buildings and bridges, or alterations and extensions to existing properties or other structures.


  • Internships and placements: Construction work experience: what you need and how to get it

    Relevant experience such as an internship is key to getting a graduate scheme place in civil and structural engineering, construction or surveying. Know what you need, when to apply and how to beat the competition to get that sandwich year, summer placement or work-shadowing opportunity.


  • Job descriptions: Transportation planner: job description

    Transportation planners (also known as transport planners) assess public, private and commercial transportation needs and analyse and devise new road/transportation schemes.


Construction and building services

  • Job descriptions: Environmental manager: job description

    Environmental managers are responsible for overseeing the environmental performance of private and public sector organisations and for developing, implementing and monitoring environmental strategies that promote sustainable development.


  • Internships and placements: No internship in construction, QS or engineering? What to do instead

    If you aren’t offered a formal work experience placement with a construction employer, there are still things you can do to enhance your graduate CV. There are other ways to build up evidence of your interest in the construction industry and your general capabilities.


  • Job descriptions: Architectural technologist: job description

    Architectural technologists work closely with architects, helping to ensure that their designs develop into fully operational structures.


Quantity surveying and building surveying

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