Sponsored Student Programme

We provide sponsorship and work placements to students in any year of study.

Our Sponsored Student Programme is designed for the brightest and most ambitious undergraduates.

As one of our sponsored students, you’ll receive a bursary payment for each academic year of study, support with your dissertation and a graduate offer pending good performance. You will also have the opportunity to network and build relationships with like-minded people across the business, access to professional and technical experts, exposure to Costain’s business and strategies and the chance to enhance your academic studies with a series of summer work placements.

Work placements

We offer sponsored student placements – both summer placements and longer-term industrial placements as part of the Sponsored Student Programme.

When you’re on a placement with Costain, you will work to mutually agreed objectives enabling you to focus on key interests or areas of development. You’ll also be given the opportunity to link in with senior management to work on live business challenges.

The Sponsored Student Programme summer work placements last between 8-12 weeks. During your industrial placement period (6 -12 months), you’ll have a chance to work across a range of exciting projects across the UK.

All placements are paid on a monthly basis and you may receive additional support for relocation. We expect a lot back in return as we regularly review your academic and work-based performance.

How to apply

You can apply for the Sponsored Student Programme through our website. Vacancies open in September/ October each year and normally close at the end of December. Successful applicants will be invited to attend an assessment centre held between December to March. Students begin their placements in June with a one-day induction held at our Maidenhead Office.