Careers Evening: Inspiring the future generation of Civil Engineers!

This week, our Engineering Centre hosted a careers evening that allowed potential candidates for our Grass Routes Apprenticeship Programme from two local high schools, and their parents and guardians, to gain further insight into how their future careers could progress.

The careers evening was organised by members of our senior engineering staff, Engineering Manager, Lee Womersley, Research and Development Project Engineer, Mark Horrocks, Engineering Director, Stephen Barker who were joined by a couple of our current Grass Routes Apprentices, Trainee Apprentices, Grace Taylor and Aaron Wallwork.

Grace Taylor, one of our Trainee Apprentices giving a talk at the careers evening.
Mark Horrocks, our Research and Development Project Engineer giving a talk at the careers evening.
Lee Womersley, our Engineering Manager giving a talk at the careers evening.

Before the evening started, Lee Womersley and Stephen Barker had signed up to become Enterprise Advisors for the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) and attended an event to meet other Enterprise Advisors. The role is voluntary and requires Lee and Stephen to work with local schools in the Wigan area to advise on Careers. Activities include career talks, mock Interviews, advice on career paths, and working closely with Their chosen schools, Lee will be working closely with Fred Longworth High School and Stephen with St Mary’s Catholic High School to develop strong relationships between businesses and schools. This also links direct with our Engineering Grass Routes programme we provide.

Throughout the evening, students had the opportunity to listen to talks from various members of our engineering team, ask questions, see where our engineers work and the type of projects and schemes that they work on.

The pupils and parents then got to ask questions about a career in engineering and how MGF can support them through their apprenticeship through to becoming a Chartered Engineer with the Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE).

With a lot of interest raised, we are expecting to receive a number of applications for our next intake of our Grass Routes programme, which is due to start in the summer time of 2024.

Wanting to start a career with MGF? Apply today.