Construction Virtual Work Experience with AMEY

Amey Virtual

 

Amey are offering pupils with an interest in construction the opportunity to sign up for a week of virtual work experience. These sessions will be delivered from 14-16 February 2022.

Are you motivated, enthusiastic and self-driven?

Do you want a career in an industry that makes people’s lives better every day, an industry that literally keeps the country moving?

If the answers are yes then this could be the work experience programme for you!

Amey is an organisation with a long history and a bright future. For over 100 years we have been working to make life better for the people of Britain. If you’ve had a hot shower, taken a train, driven a car or had your rubbish collected today it’s pretty likely our teams were a part of it.

As part of Amey’s work experience programme, you will be learning more about how we work with our clients and partners to keep transport networks running. Working as part of a team you’ll deliver a hands-on project designed to show you what it`s like to work in an industry that brings together diverse people and skills for the benefit of society.

At the heart of our projects are an array of skilled technical and non-technical professionals who work in the civil engineering sector.

Our sessions will take a look inside the world of civil engineering and examine the whole lifecycle of a project: from the early negotiations, planning and design; through costing and estimating the resources required; to on-site delivery, construction and maintenance.

Along the way, we shall look at important considerations relating to large projects, such as ensuring the health and safety of everything we do including keeping safe our workers; environmental factors such as Zero Carbon in our designs; liaising closely with the communities where we are working and working alongside other companies and experts to make a scheme a reality.

Please do not assume this work experience is solely for people looking for a career in engineering because it’s not just about people in high-vis jackets and hard hats.

A whole raft of support services from planning and quantity surveying, to human resources and quality assurance professionals, are required to successfully run a civil engineering business.

So, while this session will be of interest to students studying engineering and other STEM subjects, it is also relevant to all young people keen to hear about what it is like to work in what is exciting and challenging but also an incredibly rewarding sector.

The programme will be interactive and fun where you can get involved and ask questions. Some of our brilliant engineers will tell you to want they do and along the way, you will discover how varied and interesting their engineering careers have been– including a variety of quizzes, presentations and career-based skills workshops and it will be delivered via Google Classrooms, keeping you and your personal data safe.

Finally, we can explore career pathways and give you plenty of hints and tips on where to look for information on career choices (not just engineering) and how to make the best of future opportunities. This is a fantastic opportunity to learn new skills, use your imagination and creativity to create something special, so apply today!

The workshop will start at 10:00 and finish at 15:00, students are advised to arrive just before 10:00 to ensure they can log in etc. Please look out for your login information from Speakers for Schools, once your place has been confirmed.

Placement Notes

Please note that this is the rearranged VWEX from November 2021. If you applied for this opportunity then and were accepted, please get in touch with experience@speakersforschools.org before putting in another application.

Click here for more information and to apply.

 


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