🚀 Internship

2023 UK Industrial Placement (Water)

Mott MacDonald

15d ago

🚀 Placement Program


Rolling basis


Our industrial placements are for a period of six to 12 months, during which, you will have the opportunity to work within our water sector.

Water Engineering (civil): Our precious water supplies are facing global challenges of population growth and climate change that need to be met whilst also protecting the environment and supporting economic development. We have an opportunity based in Cambridge with our treatment team and will consider applicants studying civil engineering, or a closely related subject.

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Area of Responsibilities



We work on every facet of water and wastewater treatment, and you will have the opportunity to work as part of an integrated, multidisciplinary team to develop appropriate, safe, and cost-effective designs and long-term sustainable solutions. You will contribute to get clean water to ours taps and to minimise our water quality impacts on rivers and coastal environments.

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To join us for an industrial trainee placement you must be studying an undergraduate degree that incorporates a placement year. If you are in the final year of your undergraduate studies, or are studying towards a postgraduate qualification, please apply to our Graduate Programme.

You’ll be working with graduates, experienced professionals, and other students so a placement with us is the perfect opportunity to learn from a variety of people while understanding our values and culture. It’s also a great chance to get involved with real projects while gaining relevant experience.

We do not have a formal structure for our placements, so you can really make the role your own. The more you get involved and the more questions you ask, the more you will gain from your experience with us.

As well as having one of the specific degrees listed above, we are looking for students with the following characteristics:

  • A methodical approach to problem solving
  • The ability to use your initiative to undertake tasks efficiently and independently.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills, which allow you to confidently liaise with clients and team members.
  • Excellent written communication and attention to detail with the ability to demonstrate accurate technical drawings and good report writing.
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