Laing O’Rourke offers undergraduate placements to those students studying an undergraduate degree with a sandwich year or those who prefer to do a summer placement between each academic year.
Summer placements: civil engineering & quantity surveying
Our Summer Placement Scheme offers civil engineering and quantity surveying undergraduates an 8-16-week placement for those who are passionate achieving their career ambitions in the built environment.
Your summer placement will give you an insight into our world-class project-based business. You will get hands-on experience of working on one of our construction sites which will aid you with your university education.
We understand that flexibility is important to you and therefore have designed the programme to fit with your summer plans. A core six-week programme has been designed for you to get the most value from the Summer Placement Scheme and we ask that you are available for the duration to complete your six learning sessions. These sessions will complement your practical experience on site.
We ask you to complete a minimum of eight weeks to get the most out of placement, so you can extend your placement with us before or after the core six-week programme to suit both you and your project’s needs.
Industry year placements
For students who are studying a four-year undergraduate degree with a sandwich year, we offer placements across our corporate functions and our engineering teams.
An industry year is spent during your third year at university, when you will return to complete your final year as year four of your undergraduate degree. They typically start anytime between June and September after you’ve completed your second year to ensure you complete 12 months’ work experience before returning to university to complete your final year studies.
Industry years are offered subject to business requirements so check back here to regularly to see if your discipline is offering an industry year.
Completing a summer or industry year placement can be a feeder to our Graduate Development Programme (GDP), subject to our recruitment requirements at the time of you applying to the GDP.