At BESIX Group, we offer all kinds of internships, whether at our head offices or on a construction site. The choice is up to you. Just let us know which department you want to discover (engineering, estimating, MEP, QHSE, operations). We also offer internships for corporate and support positions (finance, business development, HR, communication, administration,…).
Every year BESIX offers a limited number of internships, both in Belgium and abroad. Since demand is high, we cannot accept everyone. We will pre-screen your application, and if you are selected, we will contact you for a further interview.
The minimum duration of an internship is 6 to 8 weeks in Belgium, and 2 or 3 months abroad.
As a BESIX Trainee, you can count on coaching and training. We aim for a win-win situation where you rapidly become part of the team and start contributing to projects. Our managers will give you a constructive evaluation and through your work as well as social events, you will gain even more insight of our company’s culture.
Grab your chance and this internship might be the start of an exciting career within the BESIX Group.
Huge and international projects: those were the key factors I was looking for in a company to do my internship at. I was surprised that such a company existed in Belgium, and that its headquarters (and in-house engineering department) was located in Brussels. Besides her expertise, I discovered BESIX had so much more to offer, starting with her people.
I’m a Civil Engineering student and spent two months as an intern at the BIM department. I got to work with Dynamo. It’s a software that automates workflows in parametric design by creating scripts. Never heard of it? Me neither! But by now, I’m an expert! Working with Dynamo, gave me a unique insider’s look into some of BESIX’ most impressive projects, such as the Mohammed Tower in Morocco. I was given the keys behind the scenes, beyond the renders and pictures that everybody can see online. I could see the details of buildings, how something is constructed, understand the structure. So cool!
I was very nervous on the first day, but the team immediately put me at ease and welcomed me with open arms. I had plenty of questions and they were always eager to help. That is something that genuinely struck me: the collegiality among colleagues. In- and outside the office, by the way; I even joined the weekly badminton matches. I hope they will continue to do that because I’d like to work at BESIX after I graduate and take revanche at some of my colleagues.
I did a 7-week internship at BESIX. I’m studying at Ghent University and looking forward to graduating next year in Industrial Sciences in Civil Engineering.
This picture was taken on the 43rd floor of the most left tower at The Royal Atlantis Resort & Residences (there are six of them in total!). Standing next to me is Guillaume Neyrinck, a fellow intern, standing behind the camera is Art Bleukx, the Procurement Manager of this project.
This wasn’t our first time at The Royal Atlantis. We already visited the site in 2018, during a field trip organised by the university. Art guided our group around on-site and we went out for brunch with some BESIX colleagues. Afterwards, we asked Art for a private tour and he was glad to do so.
Back then, I remember being in awe of the size of the project and the number of people working on it. So much going on! As a child, you often remember something being huge, but looking back as an adult, that same thing seems much less impressive. Not the case for this project! I was again blown away. Also by the engineering of it. The building contained many parts that hadn’t been constructed before in the world. For that, the team needed to find completely new methods to build those parts, how fascinating is that!
I did my internship in Umm Al Quwain, on the Old Town Waterfront Development project. It was my first experience with marine works. Personally, I believe this is a very interesting part of construction. It was an enormous project in terms of size, but less in terms of people. If I had the chance, I’d love to work in marine works or offshore. My dream project? It would be one that captures the attention worldwide, such as The Burj Khalifa, The Royal Atlantis, The Dubai Creek Tower, etc.
I graduated in Civil Engineering Technology at the University of Ghent. Like Angelo, I spent two months as an intern at BESIX, after which I embarked on studies at the Bartlett of University College London, more specifically in Construction Economics and management.
The project I had the pleasure to be part of was The Dubai Uptown Tower. Together with the method engineers, I was involved in implementing an automatic jump form system on site. I learned about temporary construction sequences such as formwork cycles and concrete transportation.
My ultimate goal is to help construct a major city’s skyline within a pioneering team, and by being part of this team, I was given a unique preview of that dream abroad. The company has such striking projects all over the world. The Expo 2020 pavilions the Group is building for Belgium and France will no doubt be something to look forward to.
I can also look back at two other projects at which BESIX has given me the opportunity to intern. First I assisted the site managers and workforce in the replacement of a railway bridge. My mentor suggested looking towards the preparation team, which I joined the following summer in the Manhattan Centre. At this renovation project in the financial heart of Brussels, I was entrusted to complete the structural reinforcement works. This experience boosted my motivation to go abroad.
For me, BESIX is built upon passionate and skilled engineers. Working abroad guarantees the most intense training of site and people management. I’m amazed by the collaborative drive and willingness to innovate the group has to offer. I had three increasingly great experiences! Thank you all.
During my third year of my Bachelor degree in Trade, I had the opportunity to do my internship at BESIX within the Business Development department. During 4 months, I analyzed various markets (United Kingdom, Cambodia, Singapore, Africa) in order to study the potential of BESIX.
A week after my arrival, the team asked me to study and present the Cambodian market in 3 days to a Manager. This experience taught me how to be effective and efficient in the synthesis of my work. Thanks to the result of this study, I became quickly responsible for other tasks, I felt the confidence of my colleagues and I took many initiatives. A few months later, I came back to BESIX to do my dissertation.
Through this experience, I put into practice concepts studied in the courses, I learned to be proactive and respond to the multiple requests of different Managers. A truly enriching experience !
During my studies, I had the opportunity to do 2 internships at BESIX. In 2018, I joined the International Payroll team for 6 weeks. The experience was so rewarding that I applied for a second internship in 2019. For this second internship in connection with my dissertation, I joined the Traning and Business Partners team.
Given the reputation and the international status of BESIX, I was very excited about working for BESIX. During my internships, I learned about administrative management of Belgian and international workers and employees. So I had the opportunity to put into practice what I had learned academically, to deepen my knowledge and discover Human Resources.
I had the chance and the privilege to work in a dynamic team, very attentive and they provided me help and support at all times. An internship at BESIX is a training experience both at the technical level and at the level of human relations in the workplace.
Intense. Challenging. Enlightening. Unforgettable. These are the best words to describe the unique internship that I experienced within the facade division of Six Construct (the Middle-East subsidiary of BESIX) during the summer of 2018. The project in itself was outstanding: a stadium designed by Zaha Hadid for the 2022 football World Cup in Qatar.
An engineer from BESIX once told me: “this 3-month internship will give you experience and memories as if it has lasted for 6 months”. Indeed, the time-constraints and climatic conditions offered the chance to be involved in a highly intense project. Thus, I was given the opportunity to deal with a very large range of missions (design, calculation, inspection, etc.). The more responsibilities I took on, the more I learnt about the complexity and the stakes of the project.
As a Technical Office engineer, I was used to working closely with many professionals within the built environment: design office, site office, joint-venture, subcontractors, etc. I also had the opportunity to discover new fields: different manufacturing processes at the in-house workshop, the welfare policies and some financial background.
I highly recommend an internship with BESIX to anyone who is looking for a great way to gain experience on outstanding projects while evolving within teams that strive for a collective success.