RBG London Launches 16-18 Work Experience Program

This summer the RBG London Office hosted 11 work experience students from local schools.

Earlier this month, a group of budding engineers from a local Comprehensive School joined our office for two weeks to find out what it takes to deliver the world-class engineering projects here at RBG.

Tailored specifically towards Secondary School age students; RBG have developed a structured work experience program designed to give students a holistic taste of an engineering project providing the students with an insight to BIM, Civil, Structural & Geotechnical Engineering and even given the opportunity to do some 3D printing.

The program is based on a live RBG project, this year it has been based on the Battersea Redevelopment Scheme [insert hyperlink to project page?].  It has been structured to give the students an understanding of what’s required to deliver a construction project and explains the planning, concept and detailed design stages of a project, concluding with construction and delivery.

With the guidance and support of our engineers and technicians, the students are tasked as a group with the challenge of developing their own engineering proposals for the Battersea site which they then present back to our staff on the final day of the program. The students have developed some fantastic schemes and impressed us all with how much information they have absorbed and understood during the short period of time. It has been a pleasure having fresh and intrigued faces around the office to teach about our projects.

We’re delighted to say we’ve had some great feedback and hope that we have inspired some students to consider a career in the construction industry. One student said her experience with RBG “surpassed” her expectations of a work placement and left feeling “inspired by the smart, creative and thoughtful people who work here”.

For more information on how we support our local communities through STEM outreach activities or if you are interested in applying for a place on our work experience programme next summer, please email hrlondon@robertbird.com.

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