If you are studying a Civil Engineering, Construction Management, Building Services/Mechanical Engineering or Commercial / Quantity Surveying degree then we would strongly recommend exploring opportunities with Sisk to gain experience while you study.
Each year we recruit a number of placement/internships and graduates to join our successful team.
We typically open for applications for graduate roles in September each year and close applications at the end of December. For placement/internship roles applications are opened in October and close at the end of December.
We review applications throughout the application window and will then contact successful applicants to take the next stage of our process – psychometric testing. These typically take about 1 hour to complete.
Following this, successful applicants will be invited to one of our half-day assessment centres at one of our offices in the UK or Ireland, dependant on where you would like to be based.
Assessment centres for graduates are held in December and January and in February for placements and internships.
Following this, offers will be made to the successful candidates.
If any reasonable adjustments are required as part of the recruitment process, then there is an opportunity to state this on our application form. We will then arrange the online testing and assessment centres accordingly.
In late 2019 Lillie Boyle had just started sixth year in her school in Carrickmacross. As was customary at the time, Sisk used to visit secondaries around the country to try and encourage more women, in particular, to consider a career in construction.
Lillie liked what she heard that day; so much so that she was subsequently invited to visit our site at Belmayne in Dublin. After that, her heart was set on construction although she was unsure whether it would be possible due to the fact that she was doing ordinary level maths for Leaving Cert. Chatting one of our female engineers, however, Lillie discovered that she could begin at level 7 and then progress to level 8 from here. Here she takes up the story:
“When covid hit I didn’t sit the Leaving Cert and received predicted grades. Thankfully, I got enough points for civil engineering level 7 in Dundalk Institute of Technology (DKIT) which was my top choice. I then completed my first year remotely.
“While studying in DKIT I got a call from Sisk offering me a place on the summer internship, which was an amazing opportunity that I took with open arms. After sitting exams in both January and May, I got offered a transfer to the level 8 course after reaching a high standard of exam results.”
Lillie began her level 8 course in September and is continuing to work one day a week on site with Sisk, throughout the academic year. Her summer internship was spent on the Mater site in Dublin.
“It was an amazing experience as the build was still not out of the ground when I arrived - it was fantastic to be able to see the progression.”
She says she learned so much during the last few months.
“Every day there was something new to learn and remember. There were challenges on a daily basis and figuring out how to solve them and come up with solutions was a huge part of my learning. I suppose another big thing I learned is that being a young female on site can be scary as construction is a male-dominated sector, but as long as are confident in yourself and your work you’ll get on fine.”