House Of Commons
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Expires10 days

Project Leader (Sandwich Student)

Still recruiting throughout COVID‑19

Job description

Are you currently studying towards a building, construction, technical, surveying, engineering or project management related degree? Do you thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment? How would you like to gain some experience in one of the most iconic buildings in the world?

The Strategic Estates team within the House of Commons deals with all property related capital investment matters. The Project Delivery Team is responsible for leading and delivering a wide variety of refurbishment, conservation and construction related projects to meet the needs of the both the House of Commons and the House of Lords within agreed governance parameters.

The role

As a Project Leader (Sandwich Student) you will have duties comparable to a Project Leader, albeit in a junior capacity. You will be given the opportunity and responsibility to lead some of your own projects as well as assisting a Senior Project Leader in some of the major projects, which will test your ability to lead pro-actively and allow you to expand the skills learnt in your studies. You will be able to make a genuine contribution to the success of Strategic Estates projects.

Testimonials from our current students

Here’s what one of our current Sandwich Students, Caitlin Timothy has to say about the placement: "So far I've thoroughly enjoyed my time in project delivery. One of the things I love the most is how interesting it is getting to work in a department with so many different types of roles that I can experience, as well as everyone's diverse type of educational backgrounds, meaning I learn something new from so many people everyday. It has been an amazing role as I have had so much support to make this placement be beneficial and relevant to my degree, meaning my time is always spent in ways that are valuable to me and given me the opportunity to make the most of this experience in such an iconic institution."

Here's what Imogen Ashford has to say too: "My time at Parliament has been extremely influential in my development and I have been privileged to be a part of some amazing projects within my tight-knit team. Every day is a different challenge, and it’s been exciting to participate in each of them. Project Leading was not something I considered prior to this placement, but each of my opinions and suggestions have always been considered, making my feel like a valued team member. Everyone at Parliament is always willing to help and there is a vast availability to learn about anything that interests you. The significant knowledge I’ve gained from this placement is something I will cherish throughout my further studies and work in industry."

If you’d like to find out more, please have a look at the job description.

What we are looking for


This placement is specifically for candidates studying towards a building, construction, technical, surveying, engineering, or a project management related degree and must be on a recognised four-year sandwich/industrial placement course.

Accepted degree subjects

  • business and management studies
  • electronic and electrical engineering
  • aerospace engineering
  • civil engineering and construction
  • transport engineering
  • mechanical engineering

Additional job details

£20,343 pro rata

Contract, dates and working times
Fixed term


How to apply

Applications close at 23.55 on closing date.

Interview dates: week commencing 29 March 2021. Interview dates may need to be reviewed to take account of Easter and staff holidays.

All applications must be submitted on a House of Commons application form.

Click Apply to start your application now. This job will be available on Prospects until 18 March 2021

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Closing date:  18 March 2021

Expires10 days

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