A new 10-week paid placement scheme has been announced, to offer roles for enthusiastic engineering and digital undergraduates between Oxford and Cambridge. The East West Rail Company (EWR Co), in partnership with global solutions provider, Jacobs, are seeking support on crucial projects in the delivery of the East West Rail (EWR) connection between Oxford and Cambridge.
The paid internships are set to begin in early July 2022, offering students a tremendous opportunity to gain first-hand experience within the rail industry, working in a hands-on role for a large EWR project.
EWR Co are looking for a Digital and Innovation Intern – to support on developing IT solutions for the new railway, a Civil or Railway Engineer Intern – to work with the team turning ideas into reality and a Systems Architecture Intern – to work within an interdisciplinary team looking at the whole system that will deliver the new railway.
The interns will receive a mentoring lead, who will support them through the process and help to leave every intern with a high-quality portfolio, as well as allowing them to make new contacts, whilst gaining experience. This programme of work aims to leave a legacy that increases prosperity and improves wellbeing for local communities between Oxford and Cambridge.
Simon Scott, Engineering Director at EWR Co, said:
“We’re looking for creative and passionate students to help us at this exciting time for East West Rail. The variety of activity along the route – from early-stage planning in some places to construction in others – means our interns will gain a broad range of experience.
“We will provide unlimited learning opportunities and space for growth and in return we look forward to learning from the fresh perspectives and the unique insights our interns will bring. We can’t wait to watch them flourish as they take their next steps towards successful careers in engineering and emerging digital technologies.”
John Pelton, EWR Programme Director at Jacobs, said:
“We’re committed to nurturing the next generation of engineers and technical professionals, securing a strong pipeline of talent for the infrastructure industry and providing opportunities for young people to work on career-defining projects.
“East West Rail is at the forefront of the changing rail industry landscape, and we’re excited to be able to offer students the chance to help shape the innovations and systems we’re creating. We look forward to finding some of the most talented and passionate future engineers and digital specialists in the region and welcoming them into Jacobs.”
Internship opportunities like this, are vital to the future stability of the rail industry, allowing entry level experience for people who are trying to get a foot in the door. Anyone who lives or studies in the areas between Oxford and Cambridge (Oxfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Northamptonshire, and Cambridgeshire) and is currently studying for a relevant degree can apply