Jackson – Civil Engineering Insight Session

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Duration: 21st June 2021      Insight Session – 2 – 4pm.

Application Closing Date: 31st May 2021


Ever wondered how large infrastructure projects like flood defences, roads and bridges get built?

At the heart of these impressive schemes are an array of skilled technical and non-technical professionals who work in the civil engineering sector.

Our session will take a look inside the world of civil engineering and examine the whole lifecycle of a project: from the early negotiations, planning and design; through costing and estimating the resources required; to on-site delivery and construction.

Along the way, we shall look at important considerations relating to large projects, such as environmental factors; ensuring the health and safety of workers; liaising closely with the communities where we are working and working alongside other companies and experts to make a scheme a reality.

Please do not assume this session is solely for people studying engineering because it’s not just a story of people in high-vis jackets and hard hats.

To run a successful civil engineering business, you need a whole raft of support services from planning and quantity surveying through to human resources and quality assurance professionals.

So, while this session will be of interest to students studying engineering and other STEM subjects, it also relevant to all young people keen to hear about what it is like to work in what is an exciting and challenging but also incredibly rewarding sector.

About Jackson Civil Engineering

Established over 65 years ago, Jackson today operates out of seven offices across England, employing around 300 staff.

We work with high profile clients such as the Environment Agency and Connect Plus and undertake projects such as flood defences, road-building and maintenance, bridge-building and canal and river lock restoration. The cost of projects range from £500,000 to £50m in value, and our turnover last year was £85m.

Jackson is the largest part of One Group Construction, a group of nine companies offering a variety of services to the construction industry. We have a wealth of experience across a variety of different sectors. At any one time, we have around 50 live jobs, from as far north as Yorkshire, all the way down to the South Coast.


Speakers for Schools Experience Programme have a large selection of virtual work experience currently available. Many of these are with UK companies and pupils from NI are eligible to apply.

Pupils must first register at https://www.s4snextgen.org/ to avail of these opportunities.

Please note that all applications are not guaranteed to be successful due to the large number of applicants for each experience.

*Please note that pupils should not apply to this or any other virtual work experience unless they are fully committed to attending