PEME recently took part in a Careers Fair at the Peterborough Arena with the aim of promoting an engineering career to students. Following this, we were approached by a school in Kings Lynn with a request to provide a Careers Talk for their Sixth Form students.
Lucy Fitch agreed to represent PEME and provided a ‘talk’ providing a range of information covering the types and duration of apprenticeships available, qualifications needed and obtainable and potential future career paths. Lucy went on to describe her journey on PEME’s Apprenticeship Scheme. The audience was 33 students, aged 16-17 years and lasted 45 minutes in total.
Lucy joined PEME as a mechanical apprentice in 2011 and gained experience in Plant Maintenance and Project Installations on several industrial sites, including a dairy, a breakfast manufacturer and a leading paint producer. Since completing her apprenticeship, she has gained additional experience on several other clients sites and is now an Engineering Team Leader on one of our Asset Care contracts in London.
This was the first time Lucy had done something like this and said after the talk “I was so nervous, but once I got into it, I was OK and the school said they would like us back next year.” The school provided feedback after the event expressing their thanks for Lucy’s support and advising that she did a fantastic job and that they would love to work with PEME again in the future.