Multi-disciplinary consulting engineering firm, Patrick Parsons, has offered a permanent position to a recent graduate following a successful work experience placement at its Newcastle head office.
The firm – which has offices in Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Birmingham, Glasgow, Huddersfield, Chester, London and Dubai – has appointed Francesca Fitzsimmons to the role of marketing administrator.
22-year-old Francesca, who is originally from Belfast, graduated with a degree in English from Newcastle University in July. She first joined Patrick Parsons for ten weeks of work experience through the university’s summer placement scheme, and impressed the firm with her administrative skills and aptitude for marketing and business development. Francesca is now a permanent member of the team and will continue to learn from her highly experienced colleagues at the Newcastle office.
Commenting on her appointment, Francesca said: “When I was offered a permanent position at Patrick Parsons I immediately accepted. I thoroughly enjoyed my work experience placement and feel I have learned a great deal already, so I’m looking forward to continuing to work with the team and further developing my skills and experience.”
Peter Stienlet, managing director of Patrick Parsons, said: “We’re committed to developing graduate talent, so we were delighted to offer Francesca a marketing role in recognition of the contribution she has made over the past ten weeks.
“Francesca has already proved herself to be a valuable addition to the team, and we are confident that she will continue to progress and succeed in her role going forward.”