UK Placement Programme

  • Various locations, United Kingdom
  • Full-time
  • Department: Early careers

Company Description

Turner & Townsend is a global consultancy, applying technical excellence in their work across the real estate, infrastructure and natural resources sectors.

We have grown to become a world-leading professional services company. With 110 offices in 45 counties, we draw on extensive global and industry experience to manage risk while maximising value and performance during the construction and operation of our clients’ assets.

Job Description

We offer two types of placements for current undergraduate university students:

Summer placements

We provide summer placements for students in their penultimate year at university but will consider those in their first year or second year of a four year course. The placements usually start in June and will last between 10 and 12 weeks. This placement is suitable for anyone wanting to gain an insight into the construction industry and the projects we work on.

Year Placements

We provide opportunities for those at university to gain valuable industry experience during their degree and earn while they learn through a structured year-placement. Applicants should be completing a year in industry as part of their degree course. This placement is particularly suitable for those currently studying a built environment degree.  During this year you will complete year one of the Graduate Development Programme (GDP) which will include all the online training modules as well as working full time on client sites or working in our offices on internal projects throughout the year.

If you complete a placement with us, you will have the opportunity to fast-track on to another placement or directly on to the GDP. Your fast-track route will be determined by the amount of time you have left at university. If you are just returning for your final year, we will be able to fast-track you straight on to the GDP.

Placements allow you to get a head start in your career before you have graduated and give you an opportunity to gain an insight into a career with us.

As a placement with Turner & Townsend you will have the opportunity to develop first class consultancy skills and work with industry leading clients on some of the most exciting projects across the UK. We currently have placement opportunities available in the following areas:

  • Controls and performance
  • Cost and commercial management
  • Project management


We have opportunities for placements across the UK including –

  • Birmingham
  • Bristol
  • Cardiff
  • Glasgow
  • Leeds
  • London
  • Manchester
  • Nottingham


To apply you must be on track for a 2:1 or 1st in your undergraduate degree in any discipline, have at least one year left at university following the placement and the right to live and work in the UK. 

We also look for individuals with the following qualities -

  • Strong communicator
  • Committed to making a difference
  • Quality driven
  • Exceeds expectations
  • Team player
  • Commercial thinker
  • Passion for the construction industry
  • Desire to learn and grasp opportunities.

It’s not just about what you study at university we welcome applications from all degree backgrounds. We are looking for individuals to have a passion for the industry and who are motivated by the work we do and the clients we work with. We actively encourage applications from all sectors of the community and value diversity in our business.

Additional Information

The benefits we offer include:

  • competitive salary
  • structured learning and development sessions
  • access to a range of online learning tools
  • employee assistance programme
  • company social events
  • sports team membership
  • mentoring

Please be aware that we recruit on a rolling basis so it is important to apply as early as possible. Our assessment centres start in late October.

Please note we do require you to upload a CV to your profile even if you apply through LinkedIn as this will be needed at a later stage.

Applications close at midnight on Wednesday 20th November 2019

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