Are you currently at school and want to know more about engineering and what we do at React? What is an Engineering Consultant? What does a Project Manager do?
Come and work alongside our Engineers and get an insight into life at React.
We offer work experience for students in Year 10. Your week will be spent working alongside our Engineering and Project Professionals. Over the week you will work on a project with real links to accelerating decommissioning, adapted to your personal and educational aspirations, and with access to a dedicated mentor and the expertise of the wider team.
The week builds technical, project management and communication skills, and you will finish the week with a presentation to part of the wider company.
Past work experience
In July, we welcomed Ava Lofthouse and Isobell Hood from St Benedict’s Catholic High School to our office for their Year 10 work experience. Ava & Isobell were tasked with their own project and presented this to some of the team. Their presentation, “The safe disposal of nuclear waste” was fantastic. It was well researched and delivered, receiving comments such as, “This massively exceeds my expectation of what we expect of year 10’s in a week” and “I think we have all learned something listening to your presentation today”.
Kirby Johnston acted as mentor and she was really pleased with their progress- “Ava & Isobell have made the most of their week, asking lots of questions about the different aspects of the job and sector. They have been lovely to support and I hope the rest of their studies in school go well”.
If you are interested in work experience with us, please send through your details to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Into Engineering Week
How do you get Into Engineering? What goes Into Engineering? Am I Into Engineering?
Our innovative Into Engineering week is for students in Year 12 and has been designed to give an insight into all the aspects that go into delivering multi-disciplinary engineering projects. Working as part of a team you will be tasked with solving a real-life decommissioning challenge balancing a wide range of other competing and complementary priorities to develop a good quality ‘winning’ solution. At the end of the week the team will have to present their findings and pitch for the ‘contract’ to a panel of industry experts.
Our engineers support Into Engineering week, delivering technical sessions created specifically for your project. These include structural analysis and design, costing and risk management as well as softer skills sessions, providing advice and guidance on pathways into university and life after school.
Over the 5 days you are with us in our office, you will meet many different members of the React team, with a wide variety of backgrounds and skills. This will give you a great opportunity to learn about the different paths and opportunities you could take in the future.
This years Into Engineering Week
This summer we hosted our annual Into Engineering week with 7 students from various local schools in the area. Twelve of our engineers supported the programme; delivering technical sessions created specifically to support the decommissioning project brief, as well as some broader sessions, universally applicable for any profession or pathway..
The students were also treated to a guest speaker session from Craig McMaster from Stantec who delivered a session on the ‘Coire Glas Pumped Storage Hydro Scheme’ in which Stantec are acting as the owner’s engineer on behalf of SSE.
One student said the week “opened my eyes to just how broad engineering is”.
Charlotte Maxwell took the lead on looking after the students through the week-
“It was great to see how their confidence grew. The students were all really engaged during the sessions, taking everything in. They were professional throughout and can all be very proud of themselves. Their presentations were great and highlighted just how much they had learned through the week”.
“All of the React staff were friendly and helpful.”
“Before, I thought engineers were more hands-on designing, but this showed me that there is more to engineering than the hands-on stuff”
“When joining the project, I was not sure what to expect, however, after the first few days I realised I definitely made the right decision to join the project.”
“From talking to all types of engineers (chemical, mechanical, electrical etc.) I now have a deeper understanding of the different types of roles an engineer can take.”
“The week far exceeded my expectations. I gained a really deep insight into the different types of engineering, and also the methods and practises they use to do their jobs.”