Future female engineers

Laing O'Rourke

About us

We are Laing O’Rourke. We design, manufacture, engineer and build iconic buildings and complex infrastructure projects used by millions of people every day. We’re challenging the industry with innovative design and delivery techniques. We’re changing the way we work, using the very latest digital tools and platforms. And we’re always looking to create structures that will help build a better future for everyone.

We are proud to work on some of the most prestigious projects in the UK and around the world from the Crossrail (Europe’s largest infrastructure project) to Hinkley Point C (in Somerset) and the Manchester Airport extension.

Our success depends on our engineering excellence, together with the adoption
 of new technologies and a sustained investment in talent, especially our early careers programmes for students, graduates and apprentices.

We are known for our innovation, but also our belief in growing talent. We believe in hiring and developing the very best people in the industry, challenging them to find and follow a better way, and deliver excellence for our clients whilst leaving a lasting legacy for the communities in which we operate. We have an ongoing commitment to bring more people into this industry, and grow the diversity of our own business.

Diversity for us is really important. Our business thrives on fairness, inclusion and respect in all areas of our operations, and we know that when people are free to be themselves at work, they perform much better – and are much happier. We also know that the industry needs more diversity, and we are keen to make our organisation even more diverse than it is now. So we run programmes to get more school children interested in construction and engineering, as well as encouraging a wide range of people to apply for our programmes.

Graduate opportunities

Each year we recruit for a wide range of roles from Civil Engineering to Finance, Construction Management to Quantity Surveying. Applications are open from September to early November, with assessment centres in the New Year.

We also run a Summer Placement programme which comprises of an 8-12 week programme of on-the-job experience, structured training and weekly learning sessions. Here you can gain valuable hands-on experience and develop skills for the future. It’s a really flexible scheme, helping you to make the most of your Summer both professionally and personally.

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