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Mott MacDonald

2021 Ireland Built Environment Summer Internship Scheme

Our summer internship schemes are for a period of 2 to 6 months, during which, you will have the opportunity to work within our Built Environment sector. Buildings are central to the overall future development of the built environment to enable the challenge of ever-increasing social need in a time of decreasing resources and essential need to reduce carbon emissions.  In order to deliver on this, we will need to show leadership in technology, in both design and construction process, in collaborative working both across the Group and with our project partners, and in using our ingenuity, both in our own disciplines and in integrated thinking. The Mott MacDonald Built environment community is at the heart of this endeavour, join in and make a difference.

You’ll be working with graduates, experienced professionals, and other students so an internship with us is the perfect opportunity to learn from a variety of people while understanding our values and culture. It’s also a great chance to get involved with real projects while gaining relevant experience.

We do not have a formal structure for our internships so you can really make the role your own. The more you get involved and the more questions you ask, the more you will gain from your experience with us.

Where you’ll be based

We have opportunities in our Cork office.

Candidate Specification

To join us for a summer placement you must currently be at university. This placement is for students studying in either of the below degree disciplines:

  • Mechanical engineering
  • Electrical engineering

When you apply you will be asked why you chose to apply, your choice should reflect where you are passionate about starting your future career. You should be able to demonstrate your interest in your chosen sector through relevant experience, such as studying relevant modules, or previous work experience.

We are looking for students with the following characteristics:

  • A methodical approach to problem solving
  • The ability to use your initiative to undertake tasks efficiently and independently.
  • Excellent verbal communication skills, which allow you to confidently liaise with clients and team members.
  • Excellent written communication and attention to detail with the ability to demonstrate accurate technical drawings and good report writing.

** Application deadline is the 31 December 2020 **

Equality, diversity and inclusion:

Equality, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) are at the heart of our organisation. We promote equal opportunities and have several initiatives to create an inclusive workplace culture. Our dedicated inclusive recruitment page provides more information on our efforts and recognitions.

If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make reasonable adjustments to enable you to apply or attend an interview, please contact us and we will talk to you about how to help.

Flexible working:

We support our staff to create work-life balance which works for them and welcome candidates looking for career flexibility. We are open to discussing flexible working at interview stage.

Job Profile

About our internships

We’re looking for highly motivated students who are passionate about learning from our industry experts. You’ll be given the opportunity to gain invaluable experience working on some of the exciting projects that are helping to shape tomorrow’s world.

We understand that to put your learning into practice it’s important that you’re given an accurate insight in to our innovative industry. With enough work placement experience under your belt you can get just that. Think of it as a worthwhile investment towards your future career.

We place a lot of emphasis on giving you a realistic view of our world so you can decide if it’s the industry you want to work in. Many of the employees that we recruit for our graduate schemes are students that have made an impression during their internships with us, so remember, this could be the start of a promising career for you with Mott MacDonald.

Our social side

Being part of Mott MacDonald means more than just work, there’s a huge range of fun and exciting things that you can get involved in. From the moment you join us, you’ll have the opportunity to expand your social and professional network, whether it’s meeting other graduates at the graduate weekend residential course or joining forces with other members of staff from around the company at our annual sports day.

Each of our offices have a sports and social committee which will give you the chance to be part of a variety of sports, social and charity events. We’re committed to promoting a strong culture of social responsibility and encourage our staff to play active roles in the local community.

It's worth noting that sports and social committees tend to vary from office to office, so as well as getting involved in what’s already on offer, don’t be afraid to suggest new events or initiatives that you think could be a great addition.

It doesn’t stop there. As well as events, you’ll also have access to discounts on cinema tickets, travel, fashion, utilities and much more as part of our company benefits which you can take advantage of the moment you join.

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