Fusion Gives Pupils Insight on Engineering

Fusion colleagues have helped Year 11 pupils at the Myton School in Warwickshire build their understanding of engineering during the School’s ‘World of Work’ initiative.

Rebecca Collins (Geographical Information Systems surveyor) and Joanna Walmsley (Civil Engineer) led sessions in which the pupils created a self-supporting bridge, a parachute and a marble run. These activities were supported by Andrea Parrado (Quality Advisor), Kevin Kane-Brooks (Community Liaison Assistant) and Daniel Montero (C1 Project Controls Manager), who led on holding mock interviews to give the pupils experience of applying for an engineering role.

Becky Tranter, Skills, Employment and Education Manager, said: “The idea behind this was to promote pupil collaboration and give them experience of the types of problems engineers solve every day.”

The opportunity to engage with the School followed an approach from an advisor from the Department for Work & Pensions. It forms part of Fusion’s Skills, Employment and Education strategy which incorporates school engagement, recruiting apprentices, supporting the National Colleges, creating work experience placements and tackling joblessness.

Fusion is a joint venture between three leading businesses, BAM Nuttall, Ferrovial Agroman and Morgan Sindall, that are conducting preparatory ground works to over 100km of the HS2 (High Speed 2) line between London and Birmingham, in readiness for major civil engineering activities.

Photo caption:  Pupils completing their marble run