Local students given opportunity to shine


Two university students have been handed one-year work placements as part of Mackley’s ongoing commitment to help develop the next generation of civil engineers.

Sabitha Kamaleswaran and Jerome Bret, from the University of Brighton, joined Mackley on 20 June at the start of what is hoped will be a successful year for both parties.

The pair will experience a wide range of skills and disciplines from marketing and accounts, to planning and technical services.

Mackley is committed to forging links and partnerships with local academic establishments, in order to enhance students’ learning experience and aid their successful development.

Dave Knapp, Business Development and Marketing Manager at Mackley, sits on the local Industrial Advisory Board, based at the University of Sussex.

As part of this scheme, in November 2015 a group of students from the University of Brighton visited the Clays Lake site, near Pease Pottage, to see first hand flood prevention works being carried out by Mackley working as part of Team Van Oord.

And last year another group of students visited the British Airways I360 site on Brighton seafront.

In addition to organising site visits, Mackley team members have also made a series of presentations at the University on issues relating to sustainability and environmental awareness on civil engineering sites.

The work placements are being overseen by Roger Sargeant, a Director at Mackley, who said: “Mackley is committed to supporting the local community by giving opportunities to students to gain valuable experience as they begin their careers in civil engineering.

“We look forward to welcoming Sabitha and Jerome to the company; hopefully they will make a real impression while acquiring a wide range of skills that will benefit them as they move forward.”

30 June 2016

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