Closed: An insight into civil engineering and the built environment with WSP


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PLEASE NOTE: Priority will be given to students who are based in the Midlands.

The civil engineering and built environment industry offers a wide array of roles, disciplines and specialisms, but what do they involve?

As one of the world’s leading engineering professional services consultancies, WSP brings clarity and vision to complex challenges. Our team of technical specialists and strategic advisers across the UK is part of a talented global family of expertise. Together, we ensure that innovative solutions solve complex problems for our clients and the communities we serve, meeting both the needs of today and addressing the challenges of the future.

This insight day, organised by WSP Birmingham, is aimed at increasing awareness of the civil engineering and built environment sectors through the delivery of various interactive sessions. This will provide students with an introduction into some of the different roles, disciplines and specialisms that make up this exciting industry.

Students will also gain an insight into how WSP are tackling the climate change and net-zero challenge by learning about ‘Future Ready’: WSP’s global innovation programme which is at the heart of every WSP project and operation.

The sessions will be prepared and delivered by WSP professionals based in Birmingham who will be on hand to share their own experience of the industry. Presenters will also provide advice and guidance on the various career routes into the industry, with a primary focus on graduate and apprenticeship opportunities. This will also include CV and interview tips, and there will be plenty of time for Q&As throughout the day.

We are a diverse people business that is proud to be working for a wide variety of clients. We are committed to building an inclusive culture that gathers, respects and maximises the feedback of all our people, peers, and industry experts to ensure we remain at the forefront of gender balance, diversity and inclusion.

Placement Notes

• Students will need to be available for the full duration of the event (10.00am – 3.00pm). • Please do not worry if you do not yet know anything about the industry - we are interested in your enthusiasm and willingness to make the most of the placement by learning from our team.

Skills/Experiences You Will Gain:

Understanding more about the sector
Communication Skills
Interview skills
CV Writing

Great For Students Who Are:

Team Player
Willing to work in a team
Willing to learn

Candidate Questions

Below are a number of questions which you will need to answer to apply for this opportunity.
What would you most like to learn from participating in this insight day?

What do you know about climate change and the net-zero agenda?

What would you consider a ‘great day’ at work?