Placement: Costain Skanska JV, London TY849

Explore the construction companies behind the High Speed 2 project and what this means for careers for your students.


Summary

Location: The Podium, 1 Eversholt St, Kings Cross, London NW1 2DN

5 day placements are available throughout the year (term time and holidays), supported by £1000 of ENTHUSE bursary funding.

To express your interest in a placement, please complete this form and send it to: insight@stem.org.uk

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

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

Costain and Skanska are construction contractors working on huge projects across the UK and worldwide. Together, they are working on a joint venture for the enabling works to create High Speed 2, which aims to bridge the North South divide and create over 25,000 new jobs.

A placement with these two companies will offer exposure to a number of teams working on the High Speed 2 project. You will gain knowledge of the variety of important roles in construction, such as engineering, administration, consents, procurement and community.

 

Outcomes

Going on a placement at Costain Skanska JV 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 a local employer to develop staff and student experiences, with the aim of creating a longer term partnership.
  • gain ideas for future collaboration (e.g. 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, taking into consideration

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