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Get a head start with amazing careers advice

Want to learn how to find a top job? Then join NCE and WSP in Edinburgh.

It's time to get your entries in to NCE's How to Get a Job in Civil Engineering – Live! Event which is, once again, being sponsored by leading global consultant WSP.

Up for grabs are 50 places on a free weekend that will show you how to get the best job you can when you graduate – and kick-start a high-flying career!

All you have to do is enter your details on and answer two questions about civil engineering and your course. During the weekend, there will be opportunities to find out how the civil engineering industry works from graduates and senior industry figures from organisations like Transport Scotland, Sir Robert McAlpine and WSP. You'll get tips on interview techniques and CV writing and find out what you could earn. Three lucky students will win an all expenses-paid trip to either New York, Stockholm or Ireland, presented over dinner by NCE's editor Antony Oliver.

New York winner at the inaugural event last year Oran Hassan had a fantastic time:

"My New York trip with WSP was whistle-stop in every sense, an amazing experience. From a civil engineering point of view, you will see high-rise construction at its most perfect. I really wish I could have spent longer there to discover it."

Head of WSP's organising team Gurminder Sagoo says:

"Following the success of last year's event, WSP is pleased to be working with NCE again and sees this as a real opportunity for students coming towards the end of their education to be able to interact on a one-to-one basis with consultants, contractors and clients in the engineering industry. We are excited to be part of this innovative event and hope that it becomes a key date in all graduates calendars in the forthcoming years. This is an opportunity not to be missed if you are seeking to make a name for yourself in engineering. Get your entries in for what will be a fun-packed and informative weekend with key players in the industry!"

For more information and to find out how to apply, visit

What to expect

Simon Scannel, University of Cambridge

"The NCE How to Get a Job in Civil Engineering - Live! weekend was an amazing opportunity to meet WSP employees, NCE employees, prominent industry leaders and engineering undergraduates from all over the country.

It created an environment in which you could seek advice on the industry in general, ask specific career-related questions and bounce ideas off like-minded people while having some great fun in a relaxed and informal atmosphere."

Sadiki Braithwaite, University of Liverpool

"A short visit to Scotland was worth every second learning about the big demand for civil and structural engineers. It helped me to see the opportunities out there for an international student."

Michael White, University of Newcastle
"It was a great weekend and an excellent opportunity to mix with employers and like-minded engineers."

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