RSK Group plc

  • Environmental Summer Placement Student

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    RSK is a multidisciplinary environmental consultancy, employing over 2,100 staff throughout the UK, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.  The company was founded in Aberdeen in 1989 and has made 17 acquisitions over the last decade. RSK has been placed within the top 8 UK environmental consultancies (Environmental Analyst, 2017).


    Our Environmental Impact Assessment, Planning and Design (EPD) team has an exciting opportunity for undergraduates or recent graduates preparing to undertake a Masters, to join our Glasgow team for a two to three-week placement over the summer of 2018.  Working alongside an experienced team, we are looking to offer a placement that gives the successful candidates a great introduction to what is like to work in a dynamic and growing environmental consultancy.


    We are currently working on a wide variety of large-scale and high-profile projects in Scotland including rail electrification, electricity transmission and distribution projects, property developments and onshore wind.


    Environmental Summer Placement Student – Glasgow


    The successful candidate will be working within our EPD team in Glasgow, shadowing team members delivering project work and tender preparation. They may also be asked to accompany ecologists, archaeologists, landscape architects, acousticians or air quality specialists on site surveys. Other office duties, such as office audits, business development may be required.



    Person Specification:


    The suitable candidate will have the following attributes:


    • Be preparing to complete a Masters degree in an environmental subject (e.g. Environmental Sciences) in 2019 or 2020.
    • 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
    • Full driving licence


    The position is unpaid, but will give the successful candidate great exposure to what it is like to work for a busy and successful environmental consultancy, and strengthen your CV.


    The placement will help the successful candidate to find out if environmental consultancy is the right career choice for them following the completion of their studies.


    As an entrepreneurial organisation, we encourage and foster the growth of our employees. The purpose of the summer placement is to allow us to plan for the future growth of the business in Glasgow from 2019 and beyond.



    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 Harriet Baker, HR Advisor on 07725 790908 or email



    RSK Group plc is an Equal Opportunities Employer.


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