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Henry gains an insight into the world of engineering at ARUP

11 November 2019  |  Jill Lundberg  |  Posted in:

Our Year 10 students have work experience opportunities each year and are able to spend a week working for a company or organisation to gain hands-on experience and learn valuable skills for life.  Henry Bushell had a fabulous week during a placement at ARUP. ARUP is global engineering firm with a workforce of more than 13,000 people in 92 offices across 40 countries.   Our Year 10 students have work experience opportunities each year and are able to spend a week working for a company or organisation to gain hands-on experience and learn valuable skills for life.  Henry Bushell had a fabulous week during a placement at ARUP. ARUP is global engineering firm with a workforce of more than 13,000 people in 92 offices across 40 countries.  There are a wide range of roles within ARUP, including designers, engineers, architects, planners and technical specialists.  Here Henry tells us about his experience:  My Dad works at ARUP and has for the past few years. He has done nothing but talk about how much he enjoys working there, so told and encouraged me to apply for their Engineering Awareness Week in order to have a look   the company. For the week, we were given a large project to plan out in groups five to six there were about 30-40 students total.  The aim of the project was to plan the engineering and design behind an Olympic Park in one of two chosen locations in Leeds. Throughout the week, we had many talks from qualified engineers about factors such as landscape, structure, ecology, water, civil and others which need to be considered when planning a large-scale project. At the end, we presented our plan to a judging panel of Engineers, as well as a lot of visitors including parents and others in the company. Throughout the week, I learned many skills about civil and structural engineering and what is needed to work in a company such as ARUP.  More importantly, I learned important life skills, such as communication with peers who I have never met before, communication with qualified adults and a variety of presenting skills for the final day of the week. I would highly encourage other students to apply for the Engineering Awareness Week.  Arup often offer paid scholarships over the Summer for students.  My sister, Isabel, has taken part in this, and ARUP say that the Engineering Awareness Week often leads to these scholarships and even apprenticeships in some cases.  Applications are now open for 2020, visit https://www.engineeringawarenessweek.co.uk/ for details on how to apply. Henry Bushell Henry is pictured on the back row, fourth from the right

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