School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering

Working with business

leak finder project

Collaborate with us

We place great importance on establishing and maintaining strong links with industry.

From cutting-edge research and development to expert advice, student placements to graduate recruitment, we have a range of both commercially and partially funded options to help businesses to innovate, expand or improve performance.

Work with our students and graduates

You can add fresh ideas, energy and skills to your organisation with a student placement or by recruiting our graduates. 

We partner with a wide range of companies in the construction, civil engineering and transport sectors to deliver teaching and research programmes aligned to their technical and commercial needs. As a result, our graduates are well-qualified, experienced, and highly sought after.

Recent Graduate Recruiters’ surveys rate Loughborough as the best overall for Construction and Civil Engineering graduates.

Opportunities available

  • Industrial undergraduate placements, up to 1 year in duration
  • MSc projects can produce a 1-year feasibility study
  • PhD research, a 3-year project relevant to your organisation
  • CASE studentship, supported by a Research Council
  • Graduate recruitment from our courses

Internship success

Colleen Liston completed a 12-month internship with Lendlease Construction Europe Limited, and was nominated for a Loughborough University award in recognition of her achievements.

We value your expertise. Please ask us about becoming a Guest Lecturer, to help future professionals learn from your experience. Our students enjoy hearing about current projects, and offers to visit project sites are also very welcome.

Work with our academics

Connecting with our specialist knowledge and first-class research facilities can help you to innovate, expand or improve performance. There are many ways for you to engage, and for some of these we are able to help access and leverage funding from other sources.

Knowledge Transfer Partnerships

Access R&D expertise, and embed knowledge in your company.

See more about KTP →


Work with our experts to solve complex or time-critical challenges and boost productivity.

See more about consultancy →

Specialist facilities

Get access to a variety of testing facilities, equipment and laboratories.

Find out more about our facilities →

IP and commercialisation

Novel engineering technology and methods development and access to patent advice for co-created innovations.

See more about IP and commercialisation

Collaborative research

Fully funded by organisation or via leveraged opportunities with Research Councils, EU. Input into the direction of projects and gain early access to results.

CPD and training opportunities

Bespoke skills development for you workforce delivered at your organisation, on campus or a venue of your choice.

Further information

Athena Swan Bronze award

Contact us

+44 (0)1509 222637

School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering
Loughborough University
LE11 3TU