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.
In 2016, I had the opportunity to work as an intern on the Monaragala & Buttala integrated water supply project in Sri Lanka. During three months, I experienced different aspects of what it means to work on a construction site such as reporting, quality control, H&S and technical office work.
It was especially interesting to feel that cultural differences are much more significant when you have a certain degree of responsibility, and to understand the importance of good communication in such situations.
Thanks to the internship, I gained a lot of hard skills. When I started at BESIX, I didn’t know much about site management. At university, I had learned how to calculate perfect structures, but I never studied how to conduct real works. I didn’t imagine how different reality can be from what is calculated, and the internship helped me to understand how important it is to have a simple and easy-to-implement design.
Personally, I really wanted to do my internship abroad because I was already thinking of working as an expat. It allowed me to gain insight into their way of living without having to engage for a long period of time. Thanks to this experience, I can now say for sure that this is what I want to do.
I was keen to do my internship at BESIX, given the Group's reputation in the construction sector and the wide range of international projects it manages. On arrival I was immediately assigned to a water purification project in Kinshasa (DRC). During the course of the internship, I was able to work on other projects as well, in particular in Sri Lanka.
The time I spent at BESIX is best described as invaluable training. Because of the internship, I understand what the main challenges of a project are and what it’s like to be a member of a dynamic team.
During May and June 2017, I did an internship at BESIX in the Marine Works department. I worked mainly on the tender documents for two projects: the extension of the Lindø port terminal at Odense in Denmark and, at Frontignan in the south of France, a main pipeline from the platform to the tanks at the terminal. These two months taught me a lot and allowed me to put into practice the concepts I had analyzed during my years of studies. I would recommend this experience without hesitation!