Graduate Engineer Represents Osborne at ICE Event

Osborne is keen to spread the word and share experience to encourage and keep the best talent in our industry.

A recent event brought together 20 graduates, students and technicians, to discuss the theme of “Career Opportunities” and routes to becoming a Civil Engineer.

As “Vice Chair – Membership” for the ICE London Graduate and Students Committee, Safia Whitwham, an Osborne Graduate, was fortunate enough to be given a place at the roundtable discussion with the President of the Institution of Civil Engineers, Sir John Armitt.  

Sir John Armitt opened the discussions, sharing his personal experience from his journey as a student to where he is now and encouraging everyone to participate and give their views and experiences on topics such as attracting and retaining talent. Topics of discussion included why we have the lowest percentage of women engineers in Europe and how as an industry we can encourage the younger generation into engineering.

Later this month, Osborne is giving the public a peek behind the hoardings at four sites across the South East, through its backing for the construction sector’s ‘Open Doors week.’

The aim of Open Doors, run across Great Britain by Build UK from 13-18 June, is to give students and adults an insight into the wide variety of jobs in construction for all ages and abilities.