Nottingham University career presentation
On 2nd October 2014 I attended the University of Nottingham to give a short presentation on working towards professional membership of the Institution of Civil Engineers.
I spoke about the difference in requirements for Incorporated and Chartered status and also talked about how my career in contracting has helped me to develop the attributes required to be a professional civil engineer.
As promised to the students on the day, I have uploaded a modified version of the presentation. To view it , please click on the link on the right.
Durham University student careers fare
In 2013 I attended the Durham University careers fair, representing Taylor Woodrow, to speak to students about the contracting side of civil engineering. This involved speaking about the projects that Taylor Woodrow are currently constructing and outlining the typical tasks that a graduate engineer, working on a building site, could be expected to be involved with.
I enjoy speaking to others about civil engineering and hope to inspire the next generation of civil engineers. Below are some recent events I have attended . If you would like me to speak at your event, or would like further information, please don't hesitate to get in touch via the contact page.
Taylor Woodrow Inspiration Lecture at the
Institution of Civil Engineers
In 2013, Taylor Woodrow ran the first of a series of Inspiration Lectures at the Institution of Civil Engineers in London. The aim of the lecture was to inspire the next generation of engineers. Pupils from Sir Henry Floyd Grammar School in Aylesbury attended and many were excited by their introduction to civil engineering.
After meeting two inspired young ladies at the event, I organised a site visit for them to Tottenham Court Road Station redevelopment, a joint venture between Taylor Woodrow and Bam Nuttall. This included a presentation on the project and Q+A session on life as a civil engineer.
Feedback after the event was encouraging, included the following from one of the school pupils;
"Wow, what an evening. [I was given] many tips on how to get a scholarship and what universities look for in a student when you apply. I was treated very professionally tonight, in an adult conference, surrounded by many inspirational people with incredible backgrounds.
"It made me wish I could be of working age, working alongside these people right now; although I won’t wish away my teenage years away that easily!"
Budding Brunels at University of East London
Budding Brunels is a schools engagement programme aimed at informing and inspiring students about higher education and career options within the construction industry.
In 2012 I presented to students at the University of East London about life as a civil engineer at the project I was working on, Connaught Tunnel