Laing O'Rourke

3.8 /5 72 reviews
Opportunities Offered:
Internship (1-4 Months) Placement Year (10 Months+)
Construction/Trades Engineering Civil Engineering Manufacturing Mechanical Engineering

About Laing O'Rourke

We are Laing O’Rourke. We design, manufacture, engineer and build iconic buildings and complex infrastructure projects used by millions of people every day. And we are on a mission to be the recognised leader for innovation and excellence in the construction industry.

We are passionate about harnessing innovation, which is why we invest heavily in research and development. Using the latest digital tools and techniques, we’re changing the way we work in using innovative design and delivery techniques. We are creating structures that help to provide a better future for the communities that use them.

We are proud to work on some of the most prestigious projects in the UK, from the super sewer, Thames Tideway to the Manchester Airport Terminal 2 expansion, Hinkley Point C in Somerset and the Edinburgh St James shopping complex.

Our success depends on our engineering excellence, together with the adoption
of new technologies and a sustained investment in talent, especially our early careers programmes for students, graduates and apprentices.

Our Summer Placement programme comprises an 8-12 week programme of on-the-job experience, structured training and weekly learning sessions. Here you can gain valuable hands-on experience and develop skills for the future. It’s a really flexible scheme, helping you to make the most of your Summer both professionally and personally.

We want every Placement student to make a valid contribution to the business, so everyone is given real responsibility throughout their time on the programme. Remember, this is not a work-shadow programme; you will be using all the skills you’ve learnt at university and putting these into practice on real projects.

This is your opportunity to help create amazing buildings and infrastructure so find out more on our website.

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Laing O'Rourke Latest Reviews

  • Student Engineer

    The placement was a great experience, I was able to see how the theory I learn on my degree is used to solve real applied problems....


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  • Student Engineer

    I really enjoyed the placement as I was offered loads of support and given a large amount of responsibility...


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  • Site Engineer

    Thoroughly enjoyable placement over my summer break at university, where I learnt a lot about engineering and also developed key character traits during my time....


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UCAS Points Required To Apply

2:1 (Two One)

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Awards and Commendations

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