Tonkin Consulting

Student Experience

University Placements

Our vacation work placements are available to university students currently completing their penultimate year and looking for a placement prior to commencing their final year of study. Students are given the opportunity to experience the work environment of a busy multi-disciplinary consulting engineering firm. Under supervision, you will be given real work tasks and receive payment during your time with us. You will be allocated to project teams depending on your area of interest and the availability of project work.

Applications for 2016 vacation placements have now closed.  Applications will re-open in July 2017.

School Work Experience

Tonkin Consulting has developed a program for years 10 and 11 high school students. We offer up to five days unpaid work experience that can help you make a decision about your career and gain insight into opportunities in engineering and environmental science. Our program ensures that you move through all areas of our business, including fieldwork and real project work experience.

If you are interested in our structured work experience program, please email a letter to, with contact details, in which you explain what attracts you to an engineering or environmental science career. We would also like to hear what you hope to find out or gain from your time with us. Please also specify your preferred week as places are limited and are only available between April and September each year. To avoid disappointment you might want to consider alternate dates either side of the highly sought after July period.

To maximise your opportunity of gaining a placement and your choice of dates, we would recommend you submit your application as early as possible.

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