WJ Cairns & Associates


Member of Intersphere Consulting Organization

WJ Cairns & Associates has built its reputation and excellence of performance and hire and develop the best and brightest people in the business.





  • To provide an opportunity for career enhancement and job placement through an intensive programme of office experience under conventional office conditions and to develop a basic approach to entrepreneurship;

  • To provide interns with a basic understanding of professional practice within select fields encompassed by environmental management through task engagement on ongoing projects;

  • To provide applied research experience;  

  • To assist interns in the transitional process from an academic to a project and cost oriented environment;    

  • To develop skills awareness in report compilation, presentational graphics and Power point /web site design;

  • To enhance software capability (as relevant to previous experience) in Illustrator, Corel Designer 12, AutoCAD and GIS.

  • To familiarise with the current issues in natural resources industry with a special focus in the oil and gas business in North Sea and North East Atlantic.  


Ideal Skills:


  • An undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline (background in geography is considered a plus)

  • Strong IT skills and familiarity with GIS will be an advantage

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Excellent organisation skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work independently and in a team

  • Enthusiastic and highly motivated in familiarising with oil and gas and/or mining industry

  • A masters degree might be an advantage but not a requirement


The positions provide 8 to 12 weeks intensive professional experience. The work experience opportunity will expose successful candidates to the basics of project/client driven applied research and office practice – thus equipping them with the basics from which they may launch themselves into their chosen careers.


Please send/e-mail applications including CV and a Cover Letter to:


WJ Cairns & Associates

11 Maritime Street

Edinburgh EH6 6SB

44 (0) 131 624 8993

[email protected]



Appointments should be made immediately upon the availability of the successful applicants.






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