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Work experience student Raffi inspired by Jackson engineers

Jackson’s Highways team has hosted a work experience student after he heard the company’s engineers speak at a school event.

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Raffi Roberts, who is studying for his A-Levels at Sandringham School in St Albans Hertfordshire, spent all last week visiting projects on the M25 and learning about the roles played by various disciplines including the commercial and road space teams.

Raffi got in touch with Jackson after attending a Virtual Work Experience event in June where ten of Jackson's STEM Ambassadors, who have been trained to promote the opportunities open to students studying Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM), gave presentations. The programme was organised by Speakers for Schools, a charity that aims to give young people access to industry-leading companies and support networks.

Raffi spent his week shadowing Industrial Placement Engineer Monica Chandran and Regional Engineer Prince Sithole.

Raffi said: "The week as a whole has been really enjoyable, providing me with a great insight into the industry and helping me gain plenty of knowledge that will benefit my future studies and career. I particularly enjoyed being able to visit different projects, giving me a brilliant experience and allowing me to learn about engineering while on site."