Are you looking for an opportunity to support the engineers of the future? The Happold Foundation is looking for mentors from the sector to support students in a number of upcoming events. Playing an invaluable part in helping to show students what working in engineering involves, as a Happold Foundation mentor you’ll have the opportunity to inspire a young person to follow a career in the built environment.
Whether you are a member of our alumni, one of our industry partners or a built environment professional who wants to contribute, we want to hear from you.
Images from previous Happold Foundation events
We need mentors to help us run the following upcoming events. If you can spare a few hours of your time, please contact us for more information.
Student Challenge Days
We are holding two Student Challenge Days in partnership with Enabling Enterprise. Taking place at BuroHappold Engineering’s offices in Leeds on February 1st and in Manchester on February 2nd, the sessions will be attended by 25 students and run from 09.30 – 14.30. We are looking for mentors to work alongside BuroHappold staff to support students as they learn more about working in engineering and take part in practical activities.
Designed to help students understand the links between their lessons and the ‘real world’, 25 students will be taking part in activities based around working in the built environment. The session will include meeting engineers to hear their experiences of work first hand, and a hands-on project or activity. Read more about what is involved.
If you are interested in joining us as a mentor for one of the Student Challenge Day events, please contact Fergus Anderson by email Fergus.Anderson@burohappold.com
Your Green Future is a 2-day sustainability event introducing secondary school students to what might be involved in the development of a low carbon future and how this might impact on their future career choices. The events include fun, interactive workshops that cover a range of themes including business, waste, energy, architectural planning, and innovation. Students work with a industry mentor who will guide them through tasks set by the workshop facilitator.
The Happold Foundation are working with Your Green Future to hold these events at Solihull College on 7th & 8th March 2018 and at University of West of England on 22nd and 23rd May. We will also be running events in Powys and Oxford in the coming months. Details TBC.
We need a number of mentors to help us run the workshops at both events. Read more about being a mentor at a Your Green Future workshop, or contact Fergus.Anderson@burohappold.com.