RESPECT Engineering Industrial Sponsorship

Level of study
Any Undergraduate
Subject area
Civil Engineering
EU, Overseas (Non-EU), UK
Type of Award
Deadline for applying
Closed 18/12/2014 (Note: competition closed for this year)

Award Description

RESPECT is an initiative for Civil Engineering undergraduate students and builds on our strong links with industry to provide a symbiotic relationship between training, education and employment. Companies taking part in RESPECT each year look for motivated, enthusiastic engineers. They may recruit for long-term sponsorship and development over 2-3 summers and maybe an industrial year, or they may just be offering a one-off placement.

Value of Award

This scheme offers a bursary of £1,500 each year in addition to paid work experience opportunities. All companies taking part in RESPECT hope to offer a possible job upon graduation.

The bursary is paid directly to successful recipients during the academic year after your placement. Some companies pay it in one go during the autumn term, others might pay differently, e.g. £500 per term. It is recommended that RESPECTS scholars check with their sponsor company manager regarding the arrangements.

Please note, payment is arranged between the RESPECT scholar and the sponsoring company, and doesn’t involve the University at all. The purpose of the bursary is to assist towards fees and expenses and is paid directly to the scholar.

Eligibility Criteria

This scheme is open to any student currently studying on a Civil Engineering programme at the University of Birmingham. Many of the larger sponsor companies who recruit more than one student will aim for a mixture of 1st and 2nd year students.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit an application form and CV. The sponsorship is also subject to an interview with the relevant industrial partner.

RESPECT starts in the autumn term where you get to meet the companies taking part and send in your application. Interviews are arranged for early in the spring term, after which we aim to match company-student preferences as soon as possible, usually with 2-3 weeks. You’ll then sign the acceptance form and you and your company will arrange all the details of your placement: location, dates, salary, etc.


Civil Engineering Undergraduate Admissions

0121 414 5043