Work experience placements for three local students

We had the pleasure of hosting three students from local schools for work experience placements during July at our Broughton Park office, North Yorkshire.

The students had the opportunity to spend time with a number of different teams across the business including:

  • Flood and hydraulic modelling
  • Forecoast Marine
  • Learning and development
  • Business support

Here are the students themselves describing their work experience placements with us:

“I have been involved in a range of activities including learning to use new software to analyse data, taking part in talks and seminars, and carrying out management inspections. I was also able to see new, cutting edge technology that has recently been developed such as PARM models and the use of augmented reality  in the company. I have found the experience extremely useful as it has allowed me to get an insight into different professions and the roles they have in managing river and coastal flooding events”.

“One of the data sets that I helped to process involved the mapping of the River Wharfe tributaries.  It was really rewarding to contribute to the making of models by combining data from such a local scale, as well as working on more global project”

“This experience has provided me with a new insight into what life might hold after I have finished my education and a better understanding of how business` operate. For me, this was a valuable experience and a fantastic opportunity that allowed me to hear more about the areas of work I am interested in pursuing and to have a trial run at office life. I had a fantastic time and I would certainly recommend to anyone considering work experience here to go for it!”


Our thanks to all three students for sharing their work experience blogs and for spending a week of their summer with JBA.

Want to know more?

Email our careers team for more information on work experience opportunities. You can also see our latest job opportunities on our careers web page.

Did you know we also have a graduate scheme?

Our flexible Graduate Programme offers exciting career opportunities in Engineering, Environmental Management, Software/Systems Development and Water Management/Geoscience. Enabling you to contribute to exciting and innovative projects whilst working alongside technical specialists and industry experts.

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