PEME Youth Worker

Laurie-ann Smith

PEME is engaging with young people to promote careers in engineering.  One of our engineers has recently presented to sixth-form students at Stanground Academy in Peterborough during their careers week.

Laurie-ann Smith (pictured) provided a talk and a presentation which covered her background, PEME, engineering apprenticeships, what an apprenticeship is and what is involved, career progression and how to apply for an apprenticeship.

In a Q&A session, Laurie-ann covered other subjects including engineering career pathways, prospective salaries, job satisfaction and how to make yourself (and your CV) stand out from the crowd when applying for highly popular positions.

Laurie-ann joined PEME in 2008 on a mechanical engineering Apprenticeship.  She has subsequently been trained in Reliability Improvement techniques and has been involved in Maintenance Improvement Projects  at a range of Plants including dairies, Tier 1 automotive manufacturers, FCMG sites and a brewery.  PEME has recently sponsored Laurie-ann in completing a MSc in Maintenance Engineering and Asset Management at Manchester University.

PEME are working hard to ensure our Asset Care workforce provides a sustainable resource to meet our client’s Plant Maintenance, Reliability Improvement and Engineering Compliance needs. To achieve this Elaine Brattan from our HR team is engaging with local schools and colleges to help provide direction for young people and their parents, by providing encouragement for a career in engineering. Elaine facilitated Laurie-ann’s involvement during the Stanground Academy Careers Week.

If you would like more information about an engineering career with PEME or are interested in PEME engaging with your school or college please Contact Us and Elaine will be in touch.