16th August 2018

Inspiring future engineers

‘Creating a lasting legacy’ is a statement that’s important to us. With the release of the Scottish exam results last week and the rest of the country expecting them today and next week, here’s a little look at how we’ve been doing our bit to create this legacy by inspiring future engineers.

Across our studios we regularly work with university students, schools and the wider community to raise the profile of structural and civil engineering as a career path and help them understand what being an engineer really involves and the opportunities that exist within Civic Engineers.

For some time our Manchester studio have worked with a local secondary school in Salford, St Ambrose Barlow. St Ambrose Barlow runs a course at GCSE and ‘A’ level known as DEC, ‘Design, Engineer, Construct’. As part of our work with the school, some of the team have visited the DEC students to help with their projects and they have come into our studio to see at first hand the work we do. Good luck to all their ‘A’ level students this week and GCSE students next week!

As the school term came to a close, two of our Manchester studio engineers gave up their time to attend a STEM careers fair at a local secondary school just outside Manchester. Armed with sketches, models and pictures of our civil and structural projects across the UK, they did an impressive job talking about their careers as engineers. We’ve no doubt they will have inspired some of the students and their parents.

Over the summer we have welcomed a number of work experience students across our 4 studios. Experiencing time within a Practice and understanding what a day as an engineer may involve is one of the best ways to help young people decide whether a career in engineering may be for them. One lucky student who was with us recently was tasked with making this model of one of our current projects, a skate park in Manchester. A great example of a fun but challenging and educational task!

Former St Ambrose Barlow student Declan Massey

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