Engineering students network their way to success
On Wednesday 1 February, we were delighted to welcome five industry leaders and STEM Ambassadors to meet a group of our post 16 engineering students at our first “Eng Mentors” speed networking event.
Students were able to spend ten minutes with each mentor, giving them valuable insights into their line of work, and helping them to understand what makes a successful career. With such high profile industry leaders, the students were able to understand how a career can be developed, and how a successful company can be built.
The mentors were from a range of companies and backgrounds, all connected with Founders4Schools or Winchester Science Centre. Thank you to all who were able to attend and help us run this fantastic session:
- Chris Johnson, Hewlett Packard Enterprise
- Bill Wynn, Founder of Project Resource Ltd
- Nigel Warrick and Graham Morris, NJW Ltd
- Christopher Metcalfe, AWE
Nigel Warrick, Chief Executive Officer at NJW Ltd, commented: “The Engineering Mentors event at UTC Reading was a fantastic opportunity to meet young, smart, highly educated youngsters who will soon forge a future in industry. The Speed Networking enabled myself as a Mentor and the student to quickly share knowledge and experiences without any formal ceremony. As such, it was good to be questioned and reflect on our personal employment journeys and future ambitions as one who has aged and another who is just starting their work journey.”
The event was extremely useful and great fun for our students as they consider their options for the future. We’re looking forward to running another one soon.