Work Experience

Find out what an engineering career is like and strengthen any future applications with hands-on experience across a range of roles.

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Throughout the summer holidays we support work experience and work placements opportunities, working with local schools to provide an insight into our industry and company. We also support 12-month work placements , which are offered to those individuals either leaving university or looking for a year of working in industry to support their personal studies. These placements involve shadowing our Engineering, Operations and Head Office teams. Each department will give you exposure to the day-today activities and insight into operational demands.

For more information on our Work Experience Opportunities, please contact our Recruitment team at

The benefits of VVB work experience and work placements

Take your first step into the industry at a company with a unique culture that supports innovation, professional and personal development programmes.


    A direct pathway to entry-level programmes that provide career opportunities for school leavers.


    Work across a variety of exciting projects, placements and positions throughout the business.


    Collaborate with colleagues that want to push boundaries of what’s possible, empower new talent and provide an opportunity to thrive.

What you can expect

The work experience and work placements scheme provides 1 to 2 weeks of targeted learning within our business, matching placements to departments.

The work placement scheme is a 12-month programme which rotates candidates around our business, where they can understand business fundamentals, and spend time being mentored by subject matter experts.

Our People

There are all sorts of routes to get into and progress. Browse some of our people to find out their VVB stories, how you could follow them or start your own.

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Nick, Group Operations Director

Nick has truly risen through the ranks at VVB, from graduate to director. Find out what he has to say about his role and VVB's culture, from over 18 years' experience managing major infrastructure projects and bringing teams together.

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Ed, Project Manager

Ed’s enthusiasm for problem-solving has fuelled his progression at VVB, cutting his electrical engineering teeth on some of our biggest projects, and now supervising them from start to end through project management. Find out what he has to say about his role and VVB’s culture.

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Harsh, Graduate Engineer

Harsh is one of VVB’s newest recruits, earning a full-time role following a work placement. Find out what he has to say about his time so far, VVB’s culture and what he’s looking forward to about joining our permanent workforce.

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Mark, Electrical Chargehand

Since leaving school, Mark has always known he preferred a hands-on, practical job, so becoming an engineer felt a natural fit. With years of experience and responsibilities under his belt, find out what he has to say about his role and VVB’s culture.

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Beth, Senior Sustainability Advisor

Working within our Safe, Sustainable and Wellbeing department, Beth knows our culture better than most. Find out how she's shaped our sustainability strategy and our team’s attitudes towards mental health, wellbeing and making a difference.

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Karolina, Project Support Manager

Karolina joined us with a decade of document control experience, which she’s continued to grow in her varied role supporting our projects. Find out how she’s motivated by our leadership, values and culture.

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