Boost to graduate and
industrial placements
Jackson Civil Engineering has launched a refreshed post-Covid graduate and industrial placement programme designed to provide incoming trainee engineers with a more structured development path within the company.
Graduate engineers joining Jackson will be enrolled onto a two-year programme made up of a variety of modules to help them understand their job role.
Part of this involves working within different departments at Jackson’s head office in Ipswich to get a full view of the company’s operations. After these two years, graduates will be able to apply to become a Technician Member (EngTech MICE) with the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).
Beyond this, graduates will be taken on a professional development path with a view to achieving Chartered status with ICE.
Industrial Placements
Industrial placement students who impress during their time with Jackson may now be offered a provisional place with the company, which they can take up after university and come back as a graduate engineer. The one year they have spent as an industrial placement student will now be counted towards achieving EngTech.
The latest cohort on the programme recently visited Jackson’s head office for a day’s induction.
Engineering Manager Prince Sithole said: “Post-Covid, we listened to feedback and have developed a programme that will provide graduates with the knowledge and skills required to support their professional development during their career with Jackson and beyond.

“It is about providing a logical structure to career progression and giving people a goal to aim for. The skills learnt during the programme will help to establish our values.”

Jackson’s HR and Training Director Claire Finbow added: “It's fantastic we can once again provide our industrial placement and graduate programme to our new cohort. The newly-enhanced training package offer will give them the skills needed to progress their careers within Jackson.”