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Patrick Parsons delivers Careers Talk to students at Wakefield College

Patrick Parsons delivers Careers Talk to students at Wakefield College

  • Posted on 25th February 2021
  • Category: Our community

This week, members of our Civil Engineering team delivered a careers talk to the Level 3 Construction in the Built Environment students at Wakefield College.

Mike Thomas, Olivia Plunkett and Sam Jones, discussed their own routes to industry, life at Patrick Parsons and some of the exciting projects they have recently worked on. The team also spoke about the positives of choosing a career in engineering and took questions from the students.

Work placement officer at Wakefield College, Debbie Lee, was instrumental in arranging this webinar, she said, “A truly inspirational talk on career paths, job roles, projects undertaken and future opportunities. The students response to the presentation was fantastic and we look forward to working with you further in future”.

Our team thoroughly enjoyed presenting to the students and sharing their passion for engineering. The students were able to hear from staff who are in various stages of their careers.

Mike Thomas is one of our Directors with over 20 years of experience, he said  “I welcomed the opportunity to be part of a team looking to promote Civil Engineering and the career opportunities open to potential new contributors to this industry”.

Sam Jones is one of our Graduate Engineers, who first joined Patrick Parsons on an industrial placement and is now a full time member of staff. Sam said, “It was a pleasure to provide college students with some knowledge about what a career in Civil Engineering might entail. To be involved in something like this, which I personally found beneficial when I was at college and University, was really rewarding”.

Olivia Plunkett is one of our Principal Engineers and a STEM Ambassador, speaking about her experience presenting to the students, she said “I enjoyed talking about my career and all the exciting opportunities that a career in civil engineering can offer. Speaking to the students has also given me the opportunity to reflect on all I have achieved so far”.

At Patrick Parsons we understand the importance of inspiring the next generation. We would like to thank the college for allowing us to present and we look forward to working with them again in the future.

If you would like Patrick Parsons to provide your school or college with a careers talk or engage in any careers activities, please contact our marketing department at