We have a number of opportunities for you to find out more about the world of engineering and environmental consultancy.


As members of the Technician Apprenticeship Consortium (TAC), we are committed to the recruitment, training and development of our Apprentices. As part of our programme, you can develop your skills and knowledge while working on a wide range of high profile projects for a diverse client base, gaining valuable work experience and formal qualifications at the same time as earning a competitive salary.

  • Tahirah Tang-Campbell

    Our apprentice Tahirah Tang-Campbell talks about training to become a Structural Engineer and the benefits of gaining experience in the real world.

  • James King

    Our apprentice James King talks about the practical knowledge he gains in the work place whilst studying Civil Engineering part-time at City of Westminster College.

  • Jessica Humphries

    “Every day at Waterman is different, there is always something new to do and learn”

  • Daniel Edmonds

    “I’m constantly learning through practical work”

Work Experience

If your school work experience is approaching, make the most of this opportunity by finding out if engineering is right for you. You will be given the opportunity to join one of our teams for 1-2 weeks, during which you will be given some real experience whilst shadowing a dedicated mentor who has been assigned to you.

  • Callum Robbins

    “I thoroughly enjoyed getting stuck into the ecology work and seeing how the week can pan out for an environmental consultant”

    Callum Robbins joined our Infrastructure & Environment team in Bristol for two weeks work experience.

  • Rebecca Cadwallader

    “I didn’t know what to expect, but it was all I had hoped for…and more”

    Rebecca Cadwallader joined our Structures team for a two weeks’ work placement.

  • Naresh Rasakulasuriar

    “Engineering was brand new to me and has really excited me for my future”

    Naresh joined our Structures team in London for a one week work placement.


If you’re an A-Level or Undergraduate student, a summer placement may be better suited to giving you the experience you are looking for, enhancing your studies with ‘real-life’ work examples over a 4-8 week period.

  • Richard Spiers

    “The team’s obvious passion for their work has provided important inspiration for my own university projects”

    Richard Spiers joined our Infrastructure & Environment team in Bristol for an Undergraduate internship.

  • Freya Bowen

    “Experimenting with software I hadn’t used before was challenging but rewarding…it puts the importance of the calculation tutorials at university into perspective”

    Freya Bowen joined our Structures and Infrastructure & Environment teams in London for a six-week internship.

  • Samantha Lathrop

    “My real passion for Civil Engineering took off after I was able to gain real work experience in the industry”

    Samantha Lathrop joined our Civils team in Dublin for a six-month Internship.


We offer a sponsorship programme which includes an annual payment towards your studies, and the opportunity to secure a permanent Graduate position within the company upon completion of your studies. There is also a minimum of 8-weeks paid work placement each summer required for this programme.

We currently have links with both Bristol and Surrey University where we attend their interview days and speak to Undergraduates who are looking for an Internship and Sponsorship agreement. Undergraduates outside of these universities can also apply for one of our Internships and may be offered a Sponsorship for the remainder of your degree programme.

  • Inspiring future promises

    Our Constructionarium programme provides students with the opportunity to experience the Construction industry and the responsibilities attached to particular roles.

  • Engineers of the future

    We continue to support Engineering Graduates of the future under the University of Sheffield’s Industrial Tutor scheme.

  • Women in Engineering

    We are proud to promote the achievements of our outstanding women engineers.