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Work experience with the A14 Project

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Two of our students, Archie Nichols (second left in photo) and Emily How (second right), took part in a week’s work experience with the A14 Project:

http://roads.highways.gov.uk/projects/a14-cambridge-to-huntingdon/

The placement focused more on operational features than civil engineering, so after an introduction to the project, Archie and Emily started to get to grips with accountancy, Integrated Management Systems (IMO), quantity surveying, procurement and Building Information Modelling (BIM). They also looked at Health & Safety issues (and had a go on a MEWP – Mobile Work Elevated Platform) and sat in on a training session on Fairness, Inclusion, Respect.

Emily and Archie met the client of the A14 Project, Highways England, and learned about careers in the field.

Jolene Barrett, Work Experience and Progression Coordinator, says: “This has been an excellent opportunity for Emily and Archie so find out what goes on behind the scenes in a major project such as this. Emily, who is taking science subjects at Long Road, and Archie, who is taking Applied Business and Economics, both came away buzzing with new ideas for their careers. We are extremely grateful to the A14 Project for making this week possible and look forward to further cooperation. One of our former students, Jack Hendry (smaller photo), now works as a buyer for the A14 project, and came to our recent careers event to talk to students, so we would encourage all of our students to make the most of these opportunities.”