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Summer & Industrial Placements

Our Summer and Industrial Placement programme is designed for the brightest and most ambitious undergraduates. You will benefit from the opportunity to enhance your academic studies with an engaging series of work placements that will give you a head start as you enter the world of work.


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 (applications for 2019 are now closed). 

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. Perform well enough and you may get the chance to join our Graduate Development Programme. 

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, along with structured training, group activities, guidance and support 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

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Helpful documents

Early talent programme brochure

Click here to download our early talent programme brochure.

Guide for parents and teachers

Click here to read the guide for parents and teachers.

A day in the life

Krunal applied to our placements programme after hearing about it through his tutor at university.

Summer and Industrial Placement student
The joy of seeing your work signed and issued is a feeling that is unparalleled."

"Being able to proudly say that you’ve helped in the construction of incredible structures that define a city is an amazing feeling that is very rare to achieve in any other industry. There is always support on the job and something new to learn daily. Every day is a new highlight and no two days are the same. If I was to choose one highlight, I’d say sending out my first crane scheme from start to finish. The joy of seeing your work signed and issued is a feeling that is unparalleled."

Summer placement student engineer

Career progression

Students who complete a placement with us are encouraged to apply for our graduate programme.  This runs over two and half years and is designed to bring out the best in you and push you to your full potential as a future leader of our business.

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Summer & Industrial Placements

Entry requirements & application process

Does our placements programme sound interesting? Head over to the requirements and application page to find out more.  

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