On Monday 7th July CVU welcomed six work placement students from La Retraite School all girl’s school in Lambeth. The six students were placed into seven departments in CVU, including design, core services, tunnels and structures, control room, admin, procurement and commercial. All six students got to experience what it is like to work in CVU and to understand the fundamental elements that create the roles; from design, planning and delivery.
The young ladies got a chance to meet the Senior Management team (SMT) which was a great opportunity for the students to hear about what the SMT carry out, but also for the SMT to understand how this opportunity can create a window into the field of engineering for these students.
During the week CVU held a “Meet the Team” event, with TfL hosting. This event is an internal monthly event where each department gets a chance to showcase their team and explain and talk about projects they are working on. The six students also got a chance to visit a site on the network; A10 Bishopsgate. Here they got to see the different side of engineering and the actual plans that they had been working on in design come to life.
“The girls were wonderful to work with, I hope this has given them a taste of working life and encouraged them to consider a future in Engineering… though we don’t have barbeques and Le Tour every week!” said Kunle Kolaru, Managing Director CVU.