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Posted on: May 11th 2017

Career Talk on Engineering for Lower Sixth

Pure structures talk about engineering to l6 Presentation by pure structures to l6

A group of Lower Sixth students studying Maths and Physics or DT, recently enjoyed a careers talk about Engineering, when Michael Fisher, Phil Oldfield, Jonathan Williams and James Whitby (OS) from Pure Structures Ltd came to the College.

Michael Fisher is the Managing Director of this successful, mid-sized Structural/Civil Engineering Design Consultancy based locally in Little Hadham.  The company employs a team of experts proficient in the production of designs and details required for the construction of buildings and bridges, as well as other structures.  In addition, as part of their commitment to nurturing the engineers of tomorrow, Pure Structures offer a Sponsored Degree programme which James, after spending his gap year working for Pure Structures, will be undertaking.  James explained how a Sponsored Degree programme will considerably reduce his student debt, as well as giving him the ‘hands on’ experience he will gain working for Pure Structures in his university holidays and for his placement year.  There will also be a job waiting for James at Pure Structures once he completes his Masters degree in Engineering. 

Jonathan, who completed an Engineering Science degree at Oxford University, started by explaining the difference between Structural and Civil Engineering and pointed out where they can overlap.  He discussed with the group the areas of Engineering that he is most passionate about as well as the complications he has encountered working on his most recent project.  Michael then showed pictures of the broad range of projects that Pure Structures have been involved with and discussed the interesting complexities of some of them. 

We would like to thank Michael, James, Jonathan and Phil for taking the time to visit us and give a very interesting and informative talk. For more information about Pure Structures please visit their website. For further information on Sponsored Degrees or similar programmes or for information about Engineering in general, please contact H.E. and Careers.

Cassie Kennedy, Higher Education & Careers Assistant