Inspiring Minds into Engineering
Hurley Palmer Flatt has evolved over time meeting client expectations and adapting with industry trends. The fourth industrial revolution is upon us and the importance of being part of a diverse industry encourages us to look beyond our projects. Our success is built upon our commitment to bringing value beyond engineering.
Building sustainable relationships with our clients is as important as the ones we have with our staff at Hurley Palmer Flatt. Our wealth of talented engineers are from remarkable backgrounds, we inspire our staff to drive passion and excellence to reach their highest potential. We are dedicated and deeply invested in equality, inclusivity and diversity in our workplace, we support our female staff in promoting women in engineering as well as reaching out to the next generation of engineers.
Earlier this year Erato Vasileiou, Energy & Sustainability Graduate Consultant at Hurley Palmer Flatt, was keen to express the value, importance and an overview of career paths within engineering to the next generation of potential engineers at Kingston University. The discussion explored the various channels to a career in engineering, alongside a panel of professional alumni. Erato delivered key points in starting a career in engineering towards achieving key opportunities in engineering to 60 Engineering undergraduates in a Q&A environment. Being part of the panel, she answered questions relating to a career in engineering, and why she applied to Hurley Palmer Flatt’s GATES (Graduates and Training Engineering Solutions) Programme.
“I really enjoy being part of such events, it’s very rewarding to be part of inspiring the next generation and I was impressed by the enthusiasm of the graduates I met” – Erato Vasileiou
Erato took part in speed interviews spending 1 minute each with a number of undergraduates firing typical interview questions at them. From this they were able to understand an interviewing process and what to expect. This was an innovative way of getting the undergraduates to experience interview questions in a relaxed environment.
These undergraduates were given the opportunity to network with professional females such as Erato, understanding that the current engineering industry is no longer the stereotypical career for men. The industry currently has many female engineers contributing towards innovative and creative projects such as this and we are proud to be part of them.
Our current graduates are enthusiastic and believe in making and being part of the changes to come within the engineering industry. Hurley Palmer Flatt are proud to encourage and promote females and males to pursue a career in engineering. Our graduates are passionate and cultivate a career in engineering through networking, training, regular attendance and participation in CPD events. Above all, we support and encourage undergraduates to join our GATES scheme to pursue a career in engineering, the individual comes first not their gender.