17 MAY 2022
TÜV SÜD Nuclear Technologies recently attended a Business Mentoring Day at Warrington University Technical College (UTC). The Cheshire college supports students aged 14-19 years old in the development of their science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) skills. It helps young people prepare for the world of work, develop technical skills and find meaningful careers. The UTC has partnerships with companies throughout the northwest, helping students forge valuable relationships and experiences within the STEM industry.
TÜV SÜD Nuclear Technologies recognises the importance of quality education for young people and the promotion of lifelong learning opportunities for all, as per the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (UN SDG) 4 – Quality Education. In order to help foster this locally, TÜV SÜD's Megan Davies (Technical Analyst) has a close relationship with the college and arranged for some of the team to take part. TÜV SÜD Nuclear Technologies staff Abigail Lodge (Principal Consultant), Lewis Macfarlane (Lead Consultant) and Abigail Stanley (Consultant) volunteered to support the UTC at a Business Mentoring Day.
“Being able to share our experience with the students and feel their enthusiasm and commitment to achieving their goals going forward made it a very rewarding experience. The staff at Nuclear Technologies are committed to providing continued support to the UTC students in Warrington.”
Abigail Stanley, Consultant
Being part of promoting an inclusive and effective learning environment for all, increasing technical and vocational skills and facilitating effective learning outcomes can reduce the proportion of youth not in employment/education/training and encourage decent and productive work as outlined within the UN SDG 8 – Decent Work & Economic Growth.
Choosing a career pathway can be daunting and young people can find it hard to find out about the different ways people achieve their career goals. The TÜV SÜD Nuclear Technologies team presented a brief overview of their career paths to shed some light on the different routes the students could choose to take.
In a mock interview session, the team helped the students gain confidence in their interview skills by offering top tips and advice tailored to try and help each student with their career goals.
The day ended with a speed networking session where the students asked questions to gain an insight into the world of consultancy. This also covered CV writing skills, as the students expressed an interest in learning some top CV tips and common mistakes to avoid. Abigail Lodge was impressed with the enthusiastic and motivated students saying: “A well-engaged and productive day. It's great to be able to provide guidance to students transitioning from education to the work environment. They were all keen to gain as much experience as possible.”
The Nuclear Technologies Division of TÜV SÜD has been providing support to the nuclear industry and innovating within the field of nuclear science for over 25 years. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package. Find out more and view the vacancies on our careers website.