A team from Jackson working on the St. Clements Way Improvement scheme delivered a careers talk at a local grammar school for girls in Kent.
The presentation, delivered by Public Liaison Officer Carole Jones, showcased some of the local work Jackson has undertaken in the Kent area and explained careers paths of various roles in construction. Industrial Placement Engineer, Gurveer Jutte was also able to give the students a talk about his first-hand experience within the industry and studying towards a degree in Civil Engineering.
Carole Jones said: “It was great to see so many students looking for a career path in civil engineering, especially as half of the attendees were female. Attracting students, especially girls, into the construction industry can be a challenge, so we’re keen to take advantage of any potential forum where we can inform students about this exciting industry and explain what opportunities we have to offer.”
The St Clements Way project includes increasing the size and capacity of the London Road/St Clements Way roundabout in Greenhithe, and the provision of new bus lanes in each direction between the London Road and Crossways Boulevard roundabouts.
The existing pedestrian crossings will be upgraded with new and more efficient traffic lights and the existing footpath along St Clements Way, between London Road and Mounts Road, will be converted to a shared cycle path.
This improvement scheme forms part of a wider package of improvements – such as work on the A2 Bean junction – and is aimed at reducing congestion and catering for future growth and development in the area.