How a placement can lead to a rewarding career after graduating
Balfour Beatty plc is a multinational infrastructure group with capabilities in professional services, construction services, support services and infrastructure investments.
Prakash Senghani, is a Site Engineer with Balfour Beatty and a recent graduate from our MEng in Civil Engineering with Surveying. He undertook a one-year placement with Balfour Beatty that ultimately led to him securing a graduate position with the company.
Since graduating I have worked for Balfour Beatty as part of the tendering team for multi-million pound London Underground Station upgrades and currently I am working at Heathrow Airport where we are building a brand new satellite terminal. Recently I came runner up in the Chairman's Prize for Innovation for a method of measuring earthworks quantities using photogrammetric software I first heard about during my degree course.My placement had a huge bearing on the way my career has panned out; through my degree it helped financially so I could fully devote my time to studying and I am now working on a prestigious project. I would advise every undergraduate, not just in engineering, to go on placement. The skills, experience and contacts you gain are invaluable and unattainable in a lecture room.