Jacobs talk to Mark Hall Academy students about career opportunities

Business / Fri 17th Mar 2023 at 12:21pm

REPRESENTATIVES from Jacobs joined students at Mark Hall Academy in Harlow last week for a special skills event to coincide with International Women’s Day. 

Showcasing the different types of careers at Jacobs across various Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEAM) subjects, year 9 students joined a series of interactive sessions and practiced their interview skills. 

The students were also able to learn more about local projects being undertaken by Jacobs for Essex County Council, such as the Harlow Sustainable Transport Corridor scheme.

Jacobs Graduate Transport Planner Lucy Page said: “There are so many different types of career within a company such as Jacobs, ranging from specialist structural engineering to financial planning.

As well as International Women’s Day, we have recently celebrated Engineering Week and it is really important to showcase that there are lots of different ways into STEAM careers.

“I hope these events will help inspire students from all backgrounds into future engineering roles, including the next generation of young women.”

Mr Butler, Head of Year 9, said “It was a superb opportunity for our pupils to have a company linked to local developments available for some insight into careers in this field. Particularly given the levels of opportunity in careers involving STEM in the Harlow locality”. 

Miss Moore, Careers Lead, praised the contributions from Jacobs. “Without the generosity and goodwill from companies like Jacobs careers provision in schools would be bland.  The vision for careers at Mark Hall is to ensure that all students in all years have employer encounters every year.”

Student feedback included:

“I now understand some different jobs and what these jobs require in terms of skills”

“Not only did we hear about different routes into employment like apprenticeships or going to University but we also got to be creative in the practical applications.”

“I enjoyed the session on the urban environment and making suggestions as to how to improve facilities in Harlow”

“It helped me think about what I am going to be when I’m older.”

In Essex, Jacobs provides services to support Essex County Council in planning and delivering major transport and infrastructure projects across the county.

At Jacobs, we’re challenging today to reinvent tomorrow by solving the world’s most critical problems for thriving cities, resilient environments, mission-critical outcomes, operational advancement, scientific discovery and cutting-edge manufacturing, turning abstract ideas into realities that transform the world for good.

With approximately $15 billion in annual revenue and a talent force of more than 60,000, Jacobs provides a full spectrum of professional services including consulting, technical, scientific and project delivery for the government and private sector.

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1 Comment for Jacobs talk to Mark Hall Academy students about career opportunities:

Edward Huxtable
2023-03-19 08:42:18

Take note Students. Forget IT jobs. Learn Electrics, Plumbing , or better still Gas Heating . I guarantee you will never be out of work. And salaries are excellent.

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