Waterman Highly Commended at the 2016 Investors in Young People Awards
We are pleased to announce that Waterman has been Highly Commended at the 2016 Investors in Young People Awards in the category for ‘Excellence in Business Support.’
The award recognises businesses that have been most supportive of the nominating school/college in providing effective collaboration, resources and mentoring to improve and enhance the employment prospects of its students.
We were nominated for the award by Viv Madden, Careers Manager at Epping St John’s school, to recognise the continued support that our team have provided. Fraser Paris, Thomas Wright, Kevin Paldano, Sam Wardle and Kalliopi Florides have all been tremendous mentors in offering their students work experience, careers speed dating, careers conventions, mock interviews and CV workshops.
Our team was presented with this prestigious award by John Jowers, Vice Chairman of Essex County Council and Gagan Mohindra, Councillor of Epping Forest District Council at the awards ceremony which was held on 10th November at the Waltham Abbey Marriott Hotel in Essex.
Fraser, commented: “We’ve been supporting the students at Epping St John’s school for the past 2 years, from helping them write their first CV, through to offering work experience; it’s been a really rewarding process. If we can help the students get into the jobs they want, whilst inspiring some to get into engineering, then it’s all been worthwhile. This also gives us benefits in community activities, presentation skills and communication skills in preparing for our Civil/Structures chartership exams.”
Congratulations to the team for their great work and the support they’ve shown.
Waterman firmly believes in supporting young people considering engineering as a career and has a programme offering work experience and student placements in all regions and disciplines over the past 5 years to many schools and universities. By providing a real insight into the world of engineering and environmental consultancy we are hopeful that we can contribute to many young people making a career defining decision.