Edinburgh Award for Civil and Environmental Engineering Industrial Placements

Civil Engineering students have benefited from the introduction of the Edinburgh Award for Civil and Environmental Engineering Industrial Placements (CEEIP). This Award was developed with input from our Industrial Advisory Board and seeks to support development of key Graduate Attributes which are of relevance to employability. As well as giving the opportunity to gain valuable engineering experience, the Award also enables students to reflect on the skills developed during the placement. Successful completion of the Edinburgh Award is recognised on degree transcripts. Student feedback on this initiative has been extremely positive.

"The Edinburgh Award was a simple process in which I picked skills and attributes that I wanted to develop throughout my summer placement. The company I was working for assisted me in developing an action plan to target these skills. I feel that this experience this has put me in front of my peers because in addition to the work place experience I gained, showing an initiative for professional development and self reflection is a key skill that engineering graduates require." Zoe Conway, Class of 2018

Placements are undertaken outside of term time, usually during the summer break. Help with securing a placement is given by the department.

Recent students placements have included the following companies:

  • Alan Baxter Ltd
  • Bechtel
  • Buro Happold Engineering
  • Caley Water
  • CH2M
  • Changi Airport Group Singapore
  • Elliott and Company Consulting Engineers
  • Etive Consulting Engineers
  • Jacobs
  • JBA Consulting
  • Morgan Sindall
  • Morrison Construction
  • Mott MacDonald
  • Peter Brett Associates (PBA)
  • Samyn and Partners
  • Strabag
  • Sun Hung Yip Eng Constr Co
  • TALL Engineers
  • Taylor Woodrow
  • The Royal Bank of Scotland
  • Vital Energi
  • Waterman
  • WS Atkins Ltd