Woking graduates promote a career in engineering to local students
5 March, 2013
A group of graduate engineers from our Woking office recently gave a careers talk at Haringey Sixth Form Centre, North London.
Elaine da Costa, Blessing Madiro, Levin Piouslin and Odette Akoache spoke to first and second year students about why young people should consider a career in engineering, the wide range of engineering disciplines available and what industries a degree in engineering could lead to. Our graduates also discussed their own experiences at university and how they came to work for Petrofac in the oil and gas industry.
This is the third time Petrofac graduates have visited Haringey Sixth Form Centre. Michael O’Brien, Head of Faculty for Science, Maths and Sport, commented: “The visits from Petrofac over the years have had a big impact on our students; they have been extremely beneficial in helping students to decide their career paths. Eight of the 12 students at last year’s talk are now pursuing engineering related careers and several from this year’s talk have expressed a keen interest, so I’d call that a great success!”
Gwen Folland, Head of Corporate Social Responsibility, said of the careers initiative: “The number of graduates emerging with degrees in engineering is declining rapidly. It is important for our graduates to be able to speak so candidly about their own experiences and challenges faced both in university and in the job place. There was an enthusiastic response from the students and the talk was followed by a lively Q & A session.”
Levin, Odette, Elaine and Blessing talk to the students at Haringey Sixth Form Centre