Video produced August 2011
Where interviews and open days sometimes fail to shine a light on real talent, a six-week internship will almost certainly winkle it out.
That’s the theory behind Halcrow’s relationship with Cambridge University. Each year, its keenest engineering students approach Halcrow for a sought-after summer placement in its london office. Far from honing their photocopying and coffee-making skills, the lucky few are treated to a crash course in what it means to work for a world-class engineering consultancy and return to university streets ahead of their contemporaries.
From taking their first steps to becoming experts on computer-aided design (CAD) software packages to writing reports to a professional standard, the students get a good idea of the type of work they’ll undertake as graduate engineers. In return, Halcrow is first in line to recruit some of the country’s best young minds after graduation.