Amey launches ReStart programme to support transferable skills

24 July 2023
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Amey Consulting, one of the UK’s leading engineering consultancies, has launched a new programme to support qualified, skilled and experienced STEM professionals re-enter the workplace.

ReStart provides a structured 12-week, paid placement opportunity and is aimed at those looking to restart their career or transfer their existing skills into the engineering, environmental or digital sector, with the goal of becoming a permanent employee at the end of the programme.

Laura Simarro, People Director at Amey Consulting, said, “Across our sector we’re always looking to find a diverse set of skills and expertise to help solve our clients’ problems and to bring fresh thinking, different perspectives, and new ideas to our business.

“Our nationwide ReStart programme has been designed to attract individuals who have taken an extended career break, have relevant academic qualifications or prior work-place experience in a STEM industry, and are looking for a pathway back into employment. Once on board, individuals have access to a tailored development programme and extensive mentoring support to help secure a fulfilling career with Amey.”

The ReStart programme aims to provide individuals with valuable experience working alongside design engineers and consultants on high profile infrastructure projects within the rail and highways sector.

Individuals will take part in a series of workshops to support personal development and essential skills. Everyone on the programme will have a tailored plan to identify technical and professional development opportunities as well as ensuring all individuals are well prepared to apply for a permanent role.

The first ReStart cohort is due to start in Autumn and is now open for applications. For further information and to apply for a place on the programme: ReStart - STEM Paid Placement Pathway (

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