SCP welcome WISE to visit their offices

SCP were proud to hold an open door event with WISE (encouraging Women into Science and Engineering).

A group of 12 young ladies came to the SCP Leeds office to learn about the careers that are available in Transport Planning, Infrastructure Design and Civil Engineering Construction. The two hour session focused on the variety of careers that SCP and the construction industry can offer.

The students, parents and teachers all left with smiles on their faces and with a much broader idea of what educational choices they could make to give them opportunities to take up a career in Engineering.

The event used a range of examples of the services SCP offer, including computer simulated traffic models, 3D ground modelling, flood risk and drainage models. They discovered the various aspects of our business from feasibility, planning, design and construction.

The event was also supported by CECA Yorkshire and Humber who also showcased the construction stage of our industry.

SCP Director Steven Carmody said “It was a great event and after initially worrying whether we would get many numbers in to make it a success, the final attendance demonstrated the appetite that the girls have for learning more about what we do.

It would be great if some of them remember this event and chose a career in our industry, and even with SCP.”

Some comments from the event:

Shagufta Sharif – Wise Development Manager

“We are grateful to SCP for allowing us to show girls that transport planning and civil engineering could be for people like them. It was great to see the context of the fantastic work being done. Introducing girls to careers that they don’t ordinarily see, is key to allowing them to make a more informed choice when selecting their own career paths in the future. The mums and daughters thoroughly enjoyed the visit, with some of the mums even considering a career change!”

Jemma Carmody CECA

“It was fantastic to see so many young women and parents at the event, and SCP were great hosts, showcasing the roles and careers available in Civil Engineering and transport planning really well. As a representative for CECA, it was great to be able to demonstrate that construction is such a varied industry. There were interesting questions from the girls and their mums, and I hope that the experience has given them an idea of opportunities and careers that they could be a part of.”

 

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