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HSES summer placement programme

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Fast-track your personal development, fulfil your potential and get ahead of the game

PROGRAMME INFORMATION

Duration: 10 weeks (with 5 days’ paid holiday)

Locations: UK-wide with accommodation provided locally

Starting salary: Competitive

Minimum requirements:  Penultimate- or final-year student expecting a 2:1 degree (2:2 if combined with a Master’s) in a science or engineering discipline (including social sciences)

WHAT DOES IT INVOLVE?

What better way to boost your career prospects than by spending 10 weeks working on a real project with real responsibilities as part of our health, safety, environment and security (HSES) summer placement programme?

The programme gives you a real-life look at what it would be like to join us as an HSES graduate, and how you could be helping us understand, manage and reduce the ecological and human impact of our activities. This includes finding out more about the cutting-edge green technology we’re developing to reduce Britain’s carbon footprint.

It will definitely take a lot of hard work and initiative on your part. But in return you get to develop skills that help you really stand out from the crowd. And if you do well, you could even be returning to university with an offer to join our graduate scheme.

There will be lots of people on hand to support you during your time here including:

  • Graduate talent manager – responsible for overseeing your performance and development

  • Buddy – a previous graduate or summer placement participant who can help you settle in and answer any questions you may have

  • Line manager – who will have specific experience in your business area

  • Graduate talent team – who will always be there to help you get the most out of your placement

You can find out more about what working in HSES involves by visiting our graduate programme page.

WHAT YOU WILL NEED

We look for proactive, can-do students who have a genuine desire to learn about our business and industry.

The best thing about the summer placement was how much responsibility I was given. Right from the start, I had full ownership of projects that I knew would make an impact on the business, and would continue to do so after my ten weeks were up. You’re pushed out of your comfort zone, which is great – it helps you to develop skills you didn’t know you had.
- Samia Siddiqi, Commercial Marketing summer placement student (and now Commercial Marketing graduate)
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