A small group of students from The Sixth Form College, Solihull participated in an engineering and architecture workshop at a local firm recently.
The visit to PM Group’s Trinity Park offices in Solihull gave students the opportunity to learn from a world class engineering, architecture, project and construction management company, employing 2,000 people in Europe, Asia, USA and the Middle East.
Organised by PM Group’s Project Manager Martin Murphy, the workshop gave students a first-hand insight into design and engineering. He commented, “PM Group is working with schools and colleges to encourage a new generation of students to consider design and engineering as a career option on their doorstep. We know that a wide range of engineering disciplines offer exciting and rewarding careers, and that skilled resources are in demand around the World. It is a pleasure to work with motivated students and help them in the early stages of developing a career.”
Sonia Wood, Assistant Principal at the College added, “The visit was the second of its kind that the College has been involved with. We are grateful to PM Group for offering our students the benefit of their expertise. Visits like this enable our students to engage with business and get a taste of what it’s really like, which will benefit them hugely in the future, when they move on from education and into employment. The students really enjoyed this visit and found that meeting a range of professional engineers (civil, mechanical, electrical and process) was an important part of their day.”
This visit was part of a new enrichment offered to students with an interest in a career in Engineering or Architecture. The programme involves some college twilight sessions each term as well as visits to local employers and university departments and masterclasses.
Two of our Oxbridge students were offered work experience with PM Group last summer as a direct result of last year’s visit. Two students from this year’s visit have already arranged placements with them in February and April.