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Women in Engineering and Construction

Organisation: VolkerFitzpatrick

Age: 16 - 19

Duration: 1 day

Industry: Engineering

Application deadline: 26/02/2024

Dates: 08/03/2024 - 08/03/2024

Timings: 09:00 - 15:30

Type: In-person work experience

Please note this opportunity is only open to those in: Buckinghamshire, Hillingdon, Harrow, Barnet, Brent, Ealing, Hounslow, Hammersmith & Fulham, Slough, Windsor & Maidenhead, Bracknell Forest, Runnymede, Spelthorne, Elmbridge, Surrey and Surrey Heath.

Are you passionate about Construction, Engineering, and the dynamic environment of Heathrow Airport? Here's your chance to dive deep into these industries through an exciting Insight Day!

We're thrilled to announce a 6-hour insight day on International Women's Day (8th March 2024) hosted by VolkerFitzpatrick and Mace. This event is open to females, providing a unique opportunity for students aged 14-19 to immerse themselves in the worlds of Construction, Engineering, and the vibrant atmosphere of Heathrow Airport.

Join us for an engaging session filled with:

· Insightful Presentations: Explore the diverse works happening at Heathrow Airport with introductions to two leading construction companies.

· Professional Perspectives: Hear from experts within both organisations as they share their journeys and experiences in the field.

· Interactive Tasks: Get hands-on with practical career advice tailored for young enthusiasts looking to kickstart their journey in the industry.

· Problem-Solving Experience: Apply your essential skills to solve an engineering challenge, gaining valuable experience and showcasing your abilities.

This is not just an event; it's an opportunity to gain real-world knowledge, connect with industry leaders, and have fun along the way!

In this world, our only limits are the ones we give ourselves. We’ve always pursued a better way, because at the heart of everything we do there’s a purpose that drives us building an enduring legacy that resounds far beyond any one place, project or person. We see every challenge as an opportunity to dream bigger. Imagining, defying, overcoming, creating and bringing ambitions to life! Let’s redefine the boundaries of ambition!

When applying, answer the following questions

  • Passion: What cause(s) are you passionate about? Please also explain why.
  • Tell me about a time you achieved something you didn't think you could.
  • Which of your skills would you like to improve?

More about what we do:

Established over 100 years ago, VolkerFitzpatrick has grown to become one of the UK's leading engineering and construction companies, providing specialist building, rail, civil engineering and industry focussed skills to a range of market sectors including commercial, industrial, education & rail.

Opportunity Address:

Location Name: Heathrow Academy

City: Hounslow

Country: England

Organisational website:

Experience You Will Gain:

  • Insight into to two leading construction companies!
  • A chance to discuss opportunities available through our various early careers pathways!
  • Hints & tips for useful transferable skills and interview skills!

Skills You Will Gain:

Problem Solving
Staying Positive
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