Jessica at Willmott Dixon

Jessica Van Rensburg

Jessica undertook a year in industry during her course, working for one of the UK’s largest privately-owned capital works, regeneration and support services companies, Willmott Dixon.

Her course uses problem-based learning to allow students to identify technical problems within a complex legal, social and economic environment, and learn to provide effective solutions to a wide range of property problems. Her placement enabled her to apply that learning to a real project.

Founded in 1852, today Willmott Dixon employs around 2,600 people and in 2010 had a turnover of just under £1 billion. It is at the forefront of innovation with an ambition to create sustainable space for people, businesses and communities to thrive in.

Willmott Dixon has made a significant commitment to the School of Engineering and the Built Environment by providing one fully-funded placement opportunity, plus six internships.