We have a number of opportunities for you to find out more about the world of engineering and environmental consultancy. As far as we’re concerned there is no better way to find out if this is the right career for you, so get in touch and apply.

If you’re looking to start your career, see Graduates/Apprentices.

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 work shadowing a dedicated mentor assigned to you on day one, you may even be invited to attend internal/client meetings and a current project site.

  • 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”

    My work experience at Waterman, with their Structures team in London, will remain the one sole experience that really pushed me into the field of engineering.


If you’re an A-level or Undergraduate student, a summer placement (normally 4 – 8 weeks in duration) may be better suited to giving you the experience you are looking for and enhancing your studies with ‘real-life’ examples.

  • 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 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 currently have links with both Bristol and Surrey Universities and attend their interview days for us to be matched with their Undergraduate students who are looking for an internship and sponsorship agreement with an Employer.

However, if you are completing an Undergraduate degree at another University please apply for one of our internships and if successful, you may be offered sponsorship for the remainder of your degree programme.

Our sponsorship programme includes for an annual payment, paid in instalments each academic year, towards your studies and a commitment for us to provide and for you to complete a minimum of an 8 week paid work placement each summer. Upon completion of your studies, you will have the opportunity to secure a permanent graduate position within the company.

  • Waterman inspires future promises at Constructionarium

    What started off in 2007 as a collaboration between Waterman, Laing O’Rourke and the University of London has turned into a nationwide initiative which partners academic institutes and businesses in the industry to provide vital construction experience for students.

  • Engineers of the future

    Waterman continues to support engineering graduates of the future under the University of Sheffield’s Industrial Tutor scheme.

  • ‘Women in Property’

    This year’s Clerkenwell Design Week, held a seminar entitled ‘Women in Property’, hosted by Humanscale.