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Portsmouth Hard Interchange attracts engineering graduates

Published: Tuesday, 19 April 2016   Category: All Graduate Jobs News

A multi-million pound construction scheme at The Hard interchange in Portsmouth is attracting graduate engineers from across the country.

The new interchange is the first step in a regeneration plan for the area, located between the world famous Gunwharf Quays and Historic Dockyard, with the aim of making the gateway to Portsmouth more impressive.

Osborne, the construction company who are the contractors for the scheme, will allow 19 graduate engineers to visit the Emirates Spinnaker Tower to talk over about the development of the plans, whilst overlooking the work site.

Work has been ongoing since autumn 2015 to improve links between ferries, trains and buses and make it easier for pedestrians and cyclists to navigate.

Graduate scheme

As part of their graduate scheme, Osborne offer the opportunity to visit construction sites that are being worked on to give a wider view and broaden their knowledge of the subject area. 

Moreover, they guide graduates through ICE (Institute of Civil Engineers) development, as they hope to produce as many incorporated and chartered engineers as they can.

The company has strong links with a number of universities, including the University of Portsmouth, Plymouth University and Imperial College London.

Successful graduates partake in a structured training programme, ensuring there is exposure to different areas of the infrastructure business to allow for the development of the skills needed to be a professional engineer.

Each graduate registered onto the scheme is allocated a professionally qualified delegated engineer, to speed up the learning process and offer insight and expertise when required.

The project

The redevelopment of The Hard poses difficulties, as it is an existing structure over the sea, which has driven the use of uncommon materials, which makes the experience for the graduate’s all the more valuable.

Such a development is the perfect opportunity to share various experiences and innovative methods, to ensure there is continuous development within the engineering profession.

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