It’s a strange title for a blog, but that is just one piece of feedback we received following a visit from 17 school girls who came to visit our Newcastle office on International Women in Engineering Day to learn more about engineering.
Some may read this and think we should never do such an event again, however we have decided to do these more often and extend the concept across our 21 global locations.
If you had asked me as a teenager what engineers do, I wouldn’t have had a clue! If I’m honest, even on my first day as Marketing Assistant at Cundall I still was not sure. At school, you are constantly asked “What do you want to do when you leave school?” and it’s a daunting question especially when you don’t understand half the job titles.
So I am glad to announce Cundall’s Inspiring the Next Generations programme, where we have pledged one hour per employee to share engineering with the next generation. We will be doing this in all 21 cities we operate so if you work in education and want to find out more, you can read more about the Programme on our website.
Organising these events has been one of the highlights of my first year at Cundall. Not only is it a great opportunity to show off our award-winning offices and the great people here but also knowing that the work we do as a practice is inspiring the next generation to find the right career for them, whether that is engineering or not.
Oh and finally, 14 of the 17 girls who attended the event said they would now consider a career in engineering, not a bad ratio?