Keller UK values the concept of work placements to provide a variety of experience and responsibility. So we are always keen to hear from undergraduates studying towards their BEng/MEng Civil Engineering/Engineering Geology/Applied Geology, who are interested in work placements over nine to 15 months.

What we offer

  • Real experience compared with classroom or laboratory simulation
  • Additional knowledge absorbed alongside experienced professionals
  • Understanding of the workplace environment and pressures
  • Confidence gained from making a practical contribution
  • Experience of team working and dealing with people - at least as important as technical know-how.
  • Enhanced employability

The trainee will be introduced to, and obtain practical experience in, a selection of the following ICE accredited objectives:

  • Familiarisation with specialist construction problem solving methods, techniques, and plant and equipment used in a wide range of ground engineering applications.
  • Introduction to project management including many of the following duties: -
  • Setting out and basic surveying.
  • Quality Control testing principles and specialist practice.
  • Quality Assurance Management.
  • A range of full scale ground treatment and pile performance testing and interpretation.
  • Dealings with labour force and staff at all levels.
  • Client communication.
  • Introduction to Health and Safety Management.
  • Attendance at site meetings.
  • Use of computers for design, technical data manipulation and production control.
  • Understanding and interpretation of Conditions of Contract, Specifications and Contract Law.
  • Preparation of Technical Proposals, Design Calculations and Method Statements.
  • Liaison with procurement, operations control and plant maintenance functions.
  • Attendance at “In-House” Technical and Procedural Seminars.