7.3 /10 170 reviews
Civil Engineering

About Costain

Recognised as one of the UK's leading engineering solutions companies, and featured in the nations's Top 100 'Most Admired' companies, Costain was founded in 1865 in Liverpool by Richard Costain and now has its headquarters in Maidehead. Costain had a turnover of £1.1 billion in 2014 and are listed on the London Stock Exchange. Costain Group operate in the following sectors; rail, highways, power, oil & gas, water and nuclear.

Costain have been involved in the following major projects: Thames Barrier, Kings Cross Western Ticketing Hall and Dubai International Airport. Costain is a rewarding place to work, creating and developing solutions and improving infrastructure. Costin are committed to both sustainability and operating in a responsible manner, their message 'Costain Cares' drives their business and is integral to everything they do as a firm. Costain employer over 3,300 people in various roles.

Costain Group are working with Skanska to construct the new Crossrail station at Paddington, this helped to divert 710 tonnes of material to landfill.

Did you know... since 1943 Costain has produced in excess of 50 million railway sleeps made from precast concrete.

Did you know... 100 Tesco stores have been built by Costain Group since 1967.

Costain currently have no jobs available

Not to worry - we still have lots of opportunities available on RateMyPlacement.

View all jobs

Do you represent Costain?

Get in touch to find out how we can help you recruit the best students for your placement, internship, insight or vacation scheme opportunities.

Learn more now

Costain Latest Reviews

  • Engineer

    I am throughly enjoying my placement, I have learnt many new skills and it has provided me with the opportunity to gain experience in an engineering company....


    The Role
  • Student Civil Engineer

    My placement has been extremely enjoyable. My expectations were greatly exceeded. I learnt more about the industry in week one, than I had in a year at university. I've been given an enormous amount o...


    The Role
  • Student Quanitity Surveyor

    I enjoyed My placement a lot. The job offered me a deep insight to what the role of a quantity surveyor throughout the lifecycle of a project/scheme. The project I worked on during my placement was in...


    The Role

Awards and Commendations

[2018] RateMyPlacement Top 100 [2017] RateMyPlacement Top 100 [2016] RateMyPlacement Top 100