Placement: Tideway, London TY848

Explore the design, construction and management of the Tideway Tunnel in London and the construction careers available due to the project.


Location: Tideway, Cottons Centre, 2QN Cottons Lane, London, SE1 2QG

5 day placements are available with Tideway supported by a £1000 ENTHUSE bursary.

To express your interest in a placement, please complete this form and send it to:

The final part of the programme is a one-day professional development experience, held four to six months after your placement.

Please note, the July 2018 placement is full, but please enquire about future placement dates.

This opportunity is suitable for STEM teaching professionals and/or professionals with additional responsibility for careers.

Employer background:

Tideway is the organisation delivering the Thames Tideway Tunnel. The Thames Tideway Tunnel is a major new sewer, urgently needed to protect the tidal River Thames from pollution. Tideway is building the tunnel to tackle the problem of overflows from London’s Victorian sewers, for at least the next 100 years, and enable the UK to meet European environmental standards.

Work to create the tunnel started at sites across London in 2015, and main construction started at the three main hub sites in 2016. The tunnel is anticipated to be completed by 2024.

A placement with Tideway will give you experience of the design, construction and management of the Tideway Tunnel. You will gain knowledge of the variety of important roles in construction, and learn about the engineering innovations that have been developed to make this massive project possible!

For more information on Tideway, visit the Tideway website.


Going on a placement at Tideway will help you to:

  • inspire your students – see first-hand the wide range of careers available to students in the construction industry
  • build strong links with a local employer – connect with Tideway to develop staff and student experiences, with the aim of creating a longer term partnership
  • gain ideas for future collaboration (eg work experience, mentoring, speakers) and develop your own understanding to inspire your students to consider STEM careers and further study
  • enhance your advice on careers options – gain useful information about how to support students to make careers choices within STEM

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