RSK Group plc

Environmental Placement Student - Manchester

Contract Type
Intern (Full Time)


RSK is a multidisciplinary environmental consultancy, employing over 1,600 staff throughout the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.  RSK has been placed within the top 8 UK environmental consultancies (Environmental Analyst, December 2015), a rank that may rise following our recent takeover of the ADAS business.


Our Environment, Planning and Design team has an exciting opportunity for a work placement student to join either our Manchester or Helsby teams for 12 months, with an expected start date in summer or autumn 2018 (start dates to be agreed with the successful candidate).  Working alongside an experienced team you will get involved with a vast array of projects predominately within the energy, property and rail sectors.


RSK Environment Ltd are registrants under the IEMA Quality Mark Standard and are currently engaged on some of the most high profile projects across the UK. Our EIA teams are currently supporting clients on a range of NSIP and other major planning applications, public inquiries and the environmental management of projects before, during and after construction.


Environmental Placement Student – Manchester


Key responsibilities:

  • Supporting the EIA and Environmental Management team with project work and tender preparation.
  • Accompanying ecologists, transport planners, archaeologists, landscape architects or acousticians and air quality specialists on site surveys.
  • Undertaking GIS work using ARC and MapInfo as required.
  • Recording survey data and produce summary reports.
  • Assisting with other office duties e.g. office audits, business development and business systems.

Person Specification:


The suitable candidate will have the following attributes:

  • Competent in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel)
  • Good written skills and ability to produce professional reports
  • Enthusiastic team worker
  • Pro-active, positive attitude
  • Ability to be flexible and adaptable
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • GIS experience (preferable, but not essential as training will be provided)
  • Full driving licence


  • £16,500 annual salary
  • Opportunities to attend training events
  • Mentoring from experienced professionals

As an entrepreneurial organisation, we encourage and foster the growth of our employees. When joining RSK, a mentor works with you to ensure you set and achieve your goals. We want to accelerate your professional development, including opportunities for a promotional fast track.


Further, retaining staff is the building block of a successful organisation. As a company, RSK wants to ensure you maintain a healthy work life balance, with many opportunities for flexible working hours, locality flexibility, social activities, and community involvement projects.


The company prides itself on providing its staff with a rewarding and challenging career, encouraging Continuous Professional Development, allowing employees to reach their full potential.  Having been recently placed within the top 10 UK environmental consultancies (Environmental Analyst, December 2015) and number 42 in the Sunday Times Fast Track 200 which rates the success of private companies in the UK, there has never been a more exciting time to join. 


All candidates applying for positions with RSK Group must be eligible to work in the UK/European Economic Area. Candidates should confirm this when applying with their CV and covering letter.


For more information please call Kate Pine, HR Advisor on 01928 728156 or email


RSK is committed to our Corporate Responsibility strategy. We seek to minimise our impact on the environment; to engage positively with the community and education groups; to provide a safe and supportive atmosphere in which to work; and to promote Corporate Responsibility throughout our supply chain.


RSK Group plc is an Equal Opportunities Employer.




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