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Engineers encourage the younger generation to jump into construction

Engineers from Jackson recently delivered a careers talk to encourage students at Nower Hill School in Harrow to consider a career in the industry.

Jackson’s Senior Engineer, Prince Sithole and Industrial Placement, Hamza Din, attended the schools’ STEM event to speak to students, aged between 12 and 18, about civil engineering and the work Jackson carries out across England.

Prince said: “The reception from the students was very positive with most of them eager to know and learn about civil engineering and how to get into the construction industry.”

“Having Hamza present at the event was very beneficial for the students especially the ones in their A-levels as they could relate to him more and hear about his career pathway into construction, how he was finding the placement and his influential factors to choosing a career in the industry.”

Steven Meunier, Nower Hill School Science Teacher said: “The feedback we had from our students was excellent and they really seemed to gain a lot from the experience. Going around and listening to conversations that were going on, it was clear in the students were taking part in really well pitched and engaging discussions. Some of the students even stayed behind after school in their own time to find out more.”

“The aim of the day was to make students aware of some of the opportunities that are open to them in different engineering fields and there is no doubt in my mind that we achieved this very successfully.”