Urban Vision were joined by five Year 12 work experience students from St. Ambrose Barlow High School as part of the school’s work experience week initiative in mid-July.
The students had the opportunity to spend time with a variety of Urban Vision teams including Regulatory Services, Network Management, Traffic and Transportation, Engineering Design and Property Services in order to provide them with an overview of the services offered by Urban Vision and the type of projects we work on.
As well as spending time in the office, all students also had the opportunity to undertake site visits with the teams, an area which they all found enjoyable.
We’d like to extend a big thank you to all staff across Urban Vision who took the time to support the students during their work experience week.
All students found their experience a valuable and rewarding chance to learn more about Urban Vision and future career paths that may be available to them.
During the week, we took the opportunity to obtain some feedback about their time with us:
“What were the best things about your work experience placement?”
Alex Ward: “Meeting so many different people who each have a different role in such diverse projects as they all do completely different things. I also really enjoyed that I was able to go around the building and see different aspects of the job”.
Ben Stolte: “The best thing about my time with Urban Vision was experiencing the work environment and going out on site to learn new things about the area”.
Alan Siwik: “I really enjoyed going out on site and talking to all the staff who took time out of their busy days to help and support me”.
Abdulmalik Abdo: “The best thing about my work experience placement was that I now have a better understanding of how workplaces are organised and I now feel more confident in handling new situations”.
Louis Kennedy: “I learnt what different things job entail and I now know what skills employers are looking for, thanks to all staff who helped me during the week”.
In addition, our Landscape Design Team was also joined last week by Ellie Furness who’s currently studying for her A Levels at Great Sankey High School.
Having a keen interest in Landscape Architecture, Ellie contacted the team directly to arrange her placement and was mentored by Dan Sterry, our Landscape Architecture and Urban Design Group Leader.
Congratulations to all our work experience students and we hope they enjoyed their time at Urban Vision.