Have you ever considered a career in engineering?

12 June, 2018

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Picture an engineer; what is it you see? Chances are you will have imagined a person in dirty overalls and a hard hat. However, to celebrate International Women in Engineering Day, Pick Everard is determined to challenge this stereotype and show women that a career in engineering could be for them.

Becoming an Engineer

As the HR Director for the business, I am often asked how people can get into a career in construction. My answer is that there are many different routes into the industry! As a firm we offer apprenticeships for school leavers and graduate programmes for students finishing university alongside advertised vacancies for early career and more senior programmes. It is a very flexible career path, so whether you are a school leaver, university graduate or already a construction professional, we will have a pathway for you to develop your career with us.

We are always keen to find, recruit, retain and promote female talent and to support this we offer a work experience programme to show what kind of jobs are available within this field. You can apply to this programme all year round at HR@pickeverard.co.uk.

Finding out more

Led by some of our leading female engineers and construction consultancy professionals, we’ll be hosting an International Women’s Day careers event at our Leicester office on the 20th of June 2018.  As part of this we are inviting students aged 14 upwards to come and visit us to see what construction is really about.

The event will be a two hour session where we’ll be showing you some of the exciting technologies we’re working with and demonstrating some hands on activities to illustrate what a career in construction could offer for you. There will be a chance to try you hand at an engineering challenge and we’ll have a number of activities and information available.

Register your interest in the event at HR@pickeverad.co.uk by the 15th June 2018 and follow #raisingthebar on social media to see what the industry is doing to promote female participation in engineering.

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