Amey and the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) have teamed up in a new campaign to tempt former engineers and construction professionals back into the industry.
Through the scheme, which is part of the ICE’s Civils Comeback scheme, Amey will offer 12-week internships to qualified engineers who have taken a career break but are considering a return to engineering.
ICE Director of Membership Seán Harris: “It will come as no surprise to hear that we need more engineers in both our offices and on site.
“Industry cannot rely only on new graduates and apprentices to fill the gap; we will also need qualified engineers who have left the industry – as well as those who have the skills, experience and qualifications, to pick up where they left off.
“Returning to work after a career break can be daunting, so we have designed internships to help make up for lost time, as well as guiding individuals back into a professional working environment.
“To assist our former colleagues return to engineering, the internships will help build confidence and smooth their transition back into engineering teams.”
Ferrovial-subsidiary Amey wants to hear from people who have been on a career break for two or more years but have previously worked as an engineer.
In particular, Amey would like to hear from women took time off to raise children.
Successful candidates will get access to a mentor and be provided career training sessions and 1-2-1 support throughout the three-month course. The deadline for the paid internships is 29 April. Interested applicants can apply here.