Two of our STEM Ambassadors visited a local secondary school as part of National Careers Week. This school was identified as part of our local community next to the trunk road that the business maintains.
Our two ambassadors attended a Year 10 design class. They designed a presentation and handout for the class which encompassed a Q&A session at the end. This included what their job entailed day to day, what led them into engineering and what goes on behind the scenes.
Emma spoke about how she chose the apprentice route to become an engineer. She explained how getting paid while learning is brilliant and having experienced engineers around helped her education.
Dennis explained how he got into engineering via a circuitous route. He found engineering while doing some surveying for an engineering scheme and became very interested in how engineering changed our lives. Dennis then explained that engineering isn’t just a job, it’s a career that becomes part of your life. You start looking around you and notice how the road is made and what is wrong.
The children then had an opportunity to ask questions about potential careers in engineering, and work placement opportunities within the business.
Entry submitted by A-one+ Integrated Highway Services.
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