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🚀 Internship

Undergraduate Placement - Civil Engineer

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6d ago

🚀 Placement Program


🤑 £20.5K

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  • The candidate must possess an eagerness to learn, the ability to ask questions and be resilient when faced with setbacks. They should enjoy working collaboratively, be dependable, and comfortable in a classified environment on defence projects.
  • As an Undergraduate Placement - Civil Engineer at AWE, you can expect to collaborate with colleagues on challenging problems, undergo security clearance, develop a work plan, interact with partners and customers, join equity and diversity working groups, learn about AWE, and gain valuable experience in engineering within the built environment.

Placement Program



Rolling basis


We are offering a unique and exciting one-year placement as an Undergraduate Civil Engineer - a role where you will make a genuine contribution to keeping the UK safe and secure. 

  • Do you have a background in Civil Engineering, Structural Engineering, Construction or Building Services Engineering 
  • Would you like to hone your skills on the design and construction of truly unique facilities? 
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  • What behaviors should you possess?:
  • You are the sort of person who likes getting stuck into interesting problems. You are curious about what you see and eager to learn new things. You ask questions when you do not understand something and are resilient in the face of setbacks. You like working with others and you are dependable. You are comfortable working in a classified environment on defence projects.
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Education requirements


Area of Responsibilities



  • What to expect on your placement:
  • AWE has a highly inclusive culture. You will be supported by colleagues and management to bring your unique contribution to our work.
  • You will undergo ‘DV’ security clearance to allow you to work on classified programmes.
  • From Day 1 you will be collaborating with like-minded people on challenging problems, and you will encounter many development opportunities within the role.
  • You will develop a work plan at the start of your placement that will help you to track your progress, achieve your goals and meet our programme needs.
  • Depending on the team you are assigned to, you may have the opportunity to interact with UK and overseas partners and customers.
  • There is a vibrant early careers community at AWE and you will have the opportunity to socialise across the multi-disciplinary group of undergraduate placement students and new graduates.
  • You can join any of our six staff-led Equity, Diversity and Inclusion working groups to help guide our supportive work culture
  • You will learn about AWE and develop a pathway to re-join us once you graduate (if you wish!) on our Evolve graduate development scheme.
  • At the end of the placement, you will leave with a strong understanding and experience of engineering within the built environment (that can be applied across many industries) and a feeling of satisfaction that you have made a real difference both to yourself and to AWE.
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Work type

Full time

Work mode





20500 GBP


  • A market leading contributory pension scheme. We will pay between 9% and 13% of your pensionable pay depending on your own contribution. 
  • Every second Friday off. We do this by working a 41-hour week followed by a 33-hour week. 
  • 270 hours annual leave a year that includes an allowance for bank holidays. 
  • Access to the employee discounts portal – everyday savings on retail, hospitality and leisure.  
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Rolling basis