Tunneling under London with SCS Railways JV

SCS Railways (Skanska Costain STRABAG Joint Venture)

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Who are we and what are we doing below the city of London?

The Skanska Costain STRABAG (SCS Railways JV) work in partnership with HS2

HS2 are a state-of-the-art, high-speed line, critical for the UK’s low carbon transport future. It will provide much-needed rail capacity across the country and is integral to rail projects in the North and Midlands – helping rebalance the UK economy.

SCS Railways JV are tunneling through the ground from Euston to West Ruislip a pathway for future contractors to build a new, faster, more efficient railway track and service for the local community.

Twenty-one miles of our route of works will be tunnels. To tunnel this route, we use what’s called Tunnel Boring Machines (TBM) In total we will require 7 TBMs, all digging continuously for 3.5 years and at least 50m underground, so you won`t even know we are there!

In addition to the tunnelling work, our project will also consist of bridge demolition and reconstruction, services diversions, earthworks plus much more!

Join us on this incredible journey of discovery.

How is a tunnel designed and constructed? What about the Environment? What careers and pathways are available in infrastructure?

If you are interested in construction, engineering, the environment or Social Sustainability, sign up to this event to attend 5 interactive days there 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!

We will also provide an overview of the types of opportunities within construction both found within SCS Railways but also our supply chain companies.

You will have the chance to hear from our apprentices and graduates on their experiences and how they have got to where they are, whilst getting some top tips on CV writing, interviewing, pathways into the industry and the importance of personal branding. As this is a virtual work experience opportunity, this will require a degree self-discipline and hard work, working both individually or as part of a team on tasks and short projects.

Placement Notes

Note for Tutors. Students are encouraged 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, and be ready to start before 10am until 2.30pm Monday to Friday. SCS Railways (JV) welcomes applications from all students, especially those who have not previously attended an SfS VWEX experience, or do not have access to other opportunities (via family, friends and their network). Students that qualify for FSM or Pupil Premium are especially encouraged to apply.

Skills/Experiences You Will Gain:

Career Development Workshop
CV Workshop
Public Speaking
Understanding more about the sector
Understanding how a business operates
Communication Skills
Interpersonal skills
Interview skills
Professional Etiquette
Time management
Giving presentations
IT skills
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 work in a team
Willing to learn
Keen to try new things

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