Insights into Infrastructure and the Built Environment

SCS Railways (Skanska Costain STRABAG Joint Venture)

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The Skanska Costain STRABAG (SCS Railways JV) and Skanska Constain (CSJV) are delivering both HS2 Enabling and the HS2 Main Civils Contracts which covers 26.8 km from Euston in the London Borough of Camden all the way to Ickenham in the London Borough of Hillingdon. Scope of works includes twin-bored tunnels (TBM), bridge demolition and reconstruction, services diversions, earthworks plus much more!

How does it all come together? How is a tunnel designed and constructed? What machines are used in demolition? What careers and pathways are available into infrastructure?

For 5 interactive days we will offer you the opportunity to jump on board and fast track your experience to understand more about Europe`s largest infrastructure project in 100 years!Through a series of masterclasses, webinars, and collaborative activities, you will have the chance to indulge in practical scenarios and enhance your knowledge across various areas.

As a part of the week we you will obtain insights into Engineering, 4D Modelling and Robotics, Environment and Sustainability, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, Archaeology and Traffic Management and Logistics.

You will also have the chance to hear from our apprentices and graduates on their experiences and how they got to where they are, whilst having a masterclass on CV writing, virtual interview skills and assessment centres. As this is a virtual work experience opportunity please note this will require a degree of self-facilitated work within your respective teams or individually on short projects.

· Be sure to read all the details as applications will be selected based on enthusiasm and open-mindedness for this specific opportunity, organisation and industry.

· Students will need to be able to access the virtual placement online, every day for the entirety of the placement 10am - 4pm Monday to Friday.

· Students who have not previously had work experience, do not have access to other opportunities (such as via parents) and qualify for FSM or Pupil Premium are especially encouraged to apply.


This opportunity is exclusively open to Year 12 and 13 students across the London Boroughs of Camden, Ealing, Brent, Kensington and Chelsea, Hammersmith and Fulham, Westminster and Hillingdon.

Placement Notes

Chloe will retrieve the start time from the employer - Lewis

Skills/Experiences You Will Gain:

Career Development Workshop
Decision Making
Communication Skills
Interpersonal skills
Interview skills
Giving presentations
Meeting senior executives
Team work
CV Writing
Project work

Great For Students Who Are:

Team Player
Hard Working
Interested in learning industry basics
Willing to learn
Keen to try new things

Candidate Questions

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