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Bringing the next generation of engineers to the offshore industry through our student placement programme


The final phase of the programme consisted of onshore work for construction and renewables clients. This included topographical surveys using total stations, GNSS receivers and laser scanners, and underground utility location surveys using both electromagnetic locators (EML) and ground penetrating radar (GPR). The group was also involved with monitoring projects, river sections, and inshore bathymetric surveys. Data processing was undertaken using LSS, AutoCAD, Trimble Business Centre (TBC) and Leica Cyclone software; and digital deliverables and written reports were produced.

UTEC Students


Graduating from University can be daunting. The opportunities in the offshore industry are vast, and it can be tricky to choose a specialism without knowing what is out there. The key benefit of the programme for the students was that it enabled them to train and sample a broad range of projects such as laser scanning, demolition, and utility surveys. They also had the chance to shadow our crewing and project management teams. This hands-on experience was, in their opinion, the most useful part of the scheme.

Ross Leitch, General Manager – Europe & Africa, said, “This first student placement programme concluded at the end of 2022, and we are proud that all four graduates are now permanent employees in the UTEC team. Considering their performances in the last months and the results that they delivered, we have already assigned them to key projects in the renewables and oil and gas sectors.”

Following the success of this initiative, and the demand from students and Universities, UTEC will be running two further programmes during 2023.

If you are interested in a career in the industry or you would like to join the programme, please contact @Trevor Moore at [email protected] and @Claire Thomson at [email protected] or visit for more information.


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