Bouygues UK

Industrial placements

Company information

  • What is your company's involvement with Oxford Brookes University?
  • We have attended the University Fair at the end of last year. We have had placement students in the past and currently have some at the moment.

  • What do you think is the value, to business in general and your company in particular, of being involved with Brookes?
  • Well it is useful for us to have students from universities who have industrial placements as part of their studies as it gives students an opportunity to discover the world of business and also how a company operates. It acts as a great insight into what careers and opportunities can be achieved after graduation.

  • What do you think is the value to Brookes of being involved with your company?
  • If Brookes is involved, it gives an insight into a large world wide company who has opportunities around the world and also teaches students knowledge about PFI projects.

  • How do you think students benefit from being involved with your company / doing work experience with your company?
  • Students benefit immensely from their year in industry. This is because it gives them a chance to learn practical skills which complement the theory they have learnt at university. It also means that upon graduation, they have some experience as often many students can graduate without ever having worked in the field.

  • What are your impressions of Brookes in terms of how the university relates to industry/business/employers?
  • I have not had a lot of contact with the university apart from attending the careers fair. However this seemed to be very well organised.

  • What do you think Brookes students/ graduates bring to a company and to the work-place?
  • I think that students are very individual and can bring a lot of their personalities and skills to a company. However the solid grounding in the subject is delivered well through Brookes and it is why we have chosen to work with Brookes students as one of the few universities that we take students from owing to the strength of the course.

STUDENT PLACEMENTS

Mark Treharne

EMPLOYER PROFILE

Bouygues Construction

Name

Bouygues UK

Address

Elizabeth House
39 York Road
London SE1 7NQ

Size of company

+500 UK employees

Website

www.bouygues-uk.com/

Associated course

Construction Project Management