At this years, World Skills Show, Fusion took to the stage and delivered a powerful message on a career in engineering. How no two careers are ever the same.
The event, organised by the internationally recognised and celebrated, World Skills UK was held over three days, at Birmingham’s NEC. Over 78,000 attended, mostly aged between 11 – 18 supported by schools, colleges, employers and partnering organisations.
From Fusion, a team of four, headed by learning and development manager, Paul Skerry, engaged with the young audience on what to expect in a career in engineering.
The team delivered a Q&A style panel discussion, chaired by Paul, on the day; Shervin Dehbozorgi from Morgan Sindall, Sally Marsden from Ferrovial Agroman and Jennie Holloway from BAM Nuttall all took part in the Q&A. All three represented the parent companies that make up Fusion, and each gave a passionate account of their career journey and how they came to join the industry.
The purpose of the Q&A was to provide a relaxed informal setting, where members of the audience could also ask any questions and join the conversation. Up first, was Shervin who talked about his career in digital, and although Shervin originally started his career in X, he later joined Morgan Sindall, using his digital expertise in engineering.
Next was Sally, who talked about how a casual dinner with family friends led to a serious debate, and the question, well how would you do things differently? Undeterred, Sally started a career in engineering. Now working as environmental advisor, Sally talked through how her career, which although originally started out in Australia, led to a life changing move to the UK.
Jenny was last up and talked through her journey as an apprentice and the degree of apprenticeship opportunities that are available within the industry. A journey that proved valuable, as Jenny was able to combine her studies with on the job learning.
The fundamental message was that no two careers are ever the same, not only are there differing entry points into the industry, there are also emerging roles such as digital, so the magnitude of opportunities available is limitless.