Student Experience

University Placements

We provide work placements for university students completing their penultimate year. University placements at Tonkin Consulting provide students with experience and supervision in a multi-disciplinary consulting engineering firm. Students are provided with work tasks and are allocated to project teams based on your areas of interest and availability of project work. Students receive payment for their time.

Applications for summer vacation placements (commencing in December) close at the end of June each year. Please ensure student applications include a covering letter, CV and a  copy of an academic transcript.

School Work Experience

Tonkin Consulting offers a structured program for year 10 and 11 high school students. The program offers up to five days of unpaid work experience with a student working through all areas of the business including fieldwork and project work. Providing insight and understanding into engineering and environmental science opportunities, we hope to assist students in making career related decisions.

To apply for a structured work experience program, please provide a letter outlining the following:

  • Contact details
  • What attracts you to an engineering or environmental science career
  • What you hope to gain or learn during your placement
  • Your preferred week (placements are available between April and September each year)

As July is a highly sought after period, you may wish to consider alternate dates either side of the month. We recommend applications are submitted as early as possible to maximise your opportunity of gaining a placement.

Applications can be submitted to

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