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2019 UK Industrial trainee scheme

Our industrial placements are for a period of six to 12 months, during which, you will have the opportunity to work within one of our sectors.

We have placements still available in the following areas:

Economic & Social Development team

Our specialist Economic & Social Development (ESD) team works to aid understanding of the impacts, benefits and dis-benefits that may arise from policy, infrastructure, service reconfiguration and transport interventions.  The team works across the UK on a broad range of projects; it also undertakes international assignments. 

The team has two positions available:

  • Economics – Liverpool London,or Manchester who focus on economic impact assessments, five-case business cases, spatial development and economic planning, infrastructure funding, and transit-oriented development. Typical degrees include: Economics, business management, economic development, urban planning
  • Social – Birmingham or London- who focus on equalities impact assessments, integrated impact assessments, social research, social impact assessments, market research, evaluation, consultation and engagement. Typical degrees include: Social - Sociology, social development, politics, history or related research-based degree.

Landscape Architecture

  • Cambridge, Leeds or London our award-winning landscape and urban design practice create memorable and site specific landscapes for people and places. A key element in their approach is understanding the environment, its physical attributes and cultural context. This combined with embracing of innovative and informed design approaches, contributes to the creation of unique spaces on an international basis. This team is looking for specific landscape architecture degrees.
  • Architecture – Glasgow there is an opportunity for an Architectural Part 1 to join this busy team to complete a wide variety of project type delivery. Work would include preparation of CAD drawings in Revit and AutoCAD under the supervision of a qualified architect. This team is looking for architectural degrees.  
  • Highways- Southampton We’re one of the world's leading providers of technical advisory services for Highways projects. We provide exemplary due diligence activities on new-build, maintenance, or refinancing of existing roads, providing advise on project financiers on all technical, environmental and commercial risks. Typical degrees include: civil engineering or related degree
  • Electrical engineering- Belfast and Glasgow our electrical engineers work in world class teams to design and deliver sustainable solutions. The Belfast team is focused on building services and sustainability. Join them and you’ll be involved in overseeing the installation of necessities such as power, lighting, fire systems and security. Typical degrees include electrical engineering, building services engineering specialising in electrical, power systems engineering or architectural engineering. The Glasgow team is focus on transmission and distribution, and power engineering.

Candidate Specification

To join us for an industrial trainee placement you must currently be at University or looking for a pre-university placement.

You will be working with graduates, experienced professionals, and other students so a placement with us is the perfect opportunity to learn from a variety of people while understanding our values and culture. It’s also a great chance to get involved with real projects while gaining relevant experience.

We do not have a formal structure for our placements, so you can really make the role your own. The more you get involved and the more questions you ask, the more you will gain from your experience with us.

As well as having one of the specific degrees listed above, we are looking for students with the following characteristics:

  • Methodical approach to problem solving
  • Ability to use your initiative to undertake tasks efficiently and independently.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills, which allow you to confidently liaise with clients and team members. 
  • Excellent written communication and attention to detail, and be able to demonstrate accurate technical drawings and good report writing.

Job Profile

We’re a global engineering, management and development consultancy focused on guiding our clients through many of the planet’s most intricate challenges. By challenging norms, we’re committed to making a positive contribution to the wellbeing of our staff as well as the environment, communities, and market places in which we operate.

About our placements – is this right for you?

We’re looking for highly motivated students who are passionate about learning from our industry experts. You’ll be given the opportunity to gain invaluable experience working on some of the exciting projects that are helping to shape tomorrow’s world.

We understand that to put your learning into practice it’s important that you’re given an accurate insight in to our innovative industry. With enough work placement experience under your belt you can get just that. Think of it as a worthwhile investment towards your future career. We place a lot of emphasis on giving you a realistic view of our world so you can decide if it’s the industry you want to work in. Many of the employees that we recruit for our graduate schemes are students that have made an impression during their placements with us, so remember, this could be the start of a promising career for you with Mott MacDonald.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate, and take positive steps to create an inclusive culture.

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