On the 17th December 60 year 11 and 12 students visited Ramboll’s London Office to take part in a series of activities in aide of inspiring them to tackle the world’s challenges and following a career in engineering. The day was organised with the Inspiring Futures Foundation, of which Ramboll has a long running partnership with.
At the start of the day students were given a vibrant presentation from Ollie Wildman, an associate in the London structures team, introducing them to the world of engineering and what it’s really like working at Ramboll. They then took part in a networking session with a range of our Ramboll graduate and design engineers across the business; who shared experiences both at their time in the industry and their reasons for choosing engineering as a career path. After a tour around the state of the art office facilities in the afternoon the students were set a challenge in teams to design and build a prototype emergency bridge to link an isolated town washed away from recent flooding. Each group performed well, establishing a teamwork approach to develop a design, cost it, build it and present their idea to the group. Many bridges fared well to the testing of each bridge at the end of the session.
The students thoroughly enjoyed the day; being given the insight into our industry and also from the opportunity to empower themselves in the design challenge. We hope to continue our long running partnership with the Inspiring Futures Foundation and commit to inspiring the engineers of the future.
See Inspiring Future’s blog post about the day here and for any questions please contact Alan Roper (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Ollie Wildman (Ollie.Wildman@ramboll.co.uk). Special thank you goes to the graduates and colleagues who assisted in the networking event and office tours.