Student work experience: Integrated Engineering (Mid Wales)

This is a student work experience opportunity which is offered to help the student(s) to gain skills, knowledge and experience.

It allows the hosting team to share their knowledge and gain experience in working with young people whilst promoting NRW and the wider environmental sector.

Closing date for applications: 30 June 2024

Placement title:

Integrated Engineering (Mid Wales)


Welshpool, Powys

Base (Office/Depot):

Natural Resources Wales
Welshpool Depot
Unit 15b Severn Farm Industrial Estate
SY21 7DF

Start date:

15 July 2024

End date:

19 July 2024

Placement hours:

37 hours

Number of placements available:


Level of Placement:


AS/ A Level or equivalent

GCSE or equivalent

All 15+


GCSE or AS/A level or equivalent (BTEC level 2 or 3)


Welsh Language:

This placement will be delivered through the medium of English

Additional Information

What will you do

You will get to experience a range of ways that we help to reduce the risk of flooding. You will spend much of the week gaining experience in areas such as the inspection of flood defence structures, investigating reports of blockages to watercourses that could increase the risk of flooding and seeing maintenance works being carried on rivers in the area. You will also have the opportunity to view the computer software that we use to manage flood risk.

Who will you be working with

You’ll be working with a range of specialists in the Integrated Engineering and Integrated Workforce teams.

Where will you be working

You will spend much of your time out in the field particularly on local rivers such as the Severn and Vyrnwy. You will also spend part of your time with us in the office.

What other information is relevant to the placement

We would encourage students who are interested in the environment and engineering to apply. We would also encourage students with neurological differences such as dyspraxia, dyslexia, autism to apply.

Placement Advert Information

To assess your suitability for the placement, we may contact you or ask you to meet us for an informal interview.

If your application is successful, you will be required to complete a Placement Agreement which sets out the responsibilities and expectations for the placement.

Closing date for applications: 30 June 2024

Submitting your application

Please send your completed application form and equalities monitoring form to by the closing date, using the placement number as a reference.

Application form

Equalities Monitoring Form

To apply: send your completed Application Form and Equalities Monitoring Form to  

For further details: please contact Nick Thompson (Placement Manager) on the following email address:

Successful applicants will be contacted by the placement manager to discuss what happens next. This could be an email, phone call or an invitation to an informal interview. If you are unsuccessful we will also let you know and explain why.

We’re passionate about creating a diverse workforce and positively encourage applications from under-represented communities. We embrace equality of opportunity irrespective of disability, neurodivergence, ethnic origin, colour, nationality, gender expression and gender identity, marital status, sexual orientation, culture, or religion. We put the principles of human rights, equality, fairness, dignity and respect at the heart of our values.

We are committed to equal opportunities and we guarantee interviews for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

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