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Our placements.

If you are a student looking to develop your design skills and gain engineering experience, you can apply for a placement with us! Working on live projects, you’ll have a chance to make a real impact.

Our summer placements typically last between 8-12 weeks. You’ll work within one of our friendly design teams, gaining a valuable insight into the career options available to you.

Placements are a fantastic way for you as undergraduate to gain industry experience during your studies and put theory into practice. They also help to provide an enhanced opportunity to secure a permanent position with us once you graduate.

Life changing design.

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What are we looking for?

These days, engineering is a lot more than pipes and wires; we look at the building as a whole and are involved in every stage, from initial client discussions right through to construction and even the building’s ongoing performance. You’ll have a genuine interest in developing a career within building services, and be armed with ideas, enthusiasm, confidence, and a creative spirit. You’ll be allocated a mentor and a supervisor, who will give you guidance and support throughout your time with us.

We want to ensure our people hold similar values when working with us. Read about our values here.

We were one of the first firms from the building services sector to sign a climate emergency declaration, acknowledging how drastic action is needed to address climate breakdown and biodiversity loss. We then developed five key steps that will allow us to start making tangible changes and set out an immediate course of action. These actions are something all our people can get behind, and we celebrate designers and engineers who incorporate biodiversity and climate considerations in all that they do.

  • You'll make a difference from
    day one.
  • You'll get the best training in the industry.
  • You'll work on the most exciting, progressive projects.

Our people.

You get: an enhanced opportunity to join us permanently.

Our placement students often join us as graduates during the following year’s intake. It is a fantastic opportunity for you to be offered a graduate role following high performance during your placement.



Our placement application process.

  1. You complete an online application that requires a CV, cover letter, and answering three questions. Applications open at the end of September and close at the end of December.
  2. If you are successful you will be invited to a telephone interview between October and December.
  3. We get in touch with you shortly after your interview to let you know whether we can offer you a placement.

How to apply.

Click on the button below to apply for our summer placement programmes. You will be asked to upload your CV and answer a couple of application questions.

Applications close on 1 January 2020, but positions are filled every day so apply as early as you can!

Our opportunities are available across many of our offices.




Hoare Lea is committed to ensuring that the most suitably qualified and experienced candidates are appointed to positions within the firm on the basis of job-related criteria.