Robertson supports ‘Get into engineering’ for schools in Scotland

Robertson, contractor

School pupils in Glasgow have made their first steps towards becoming engineers by completing a course designed to encourage careers in the industry. The ‘Get into engineering’ scheme was a collaboration between Robertson Group, Clyde Gateway and University West of Scotland and saw 10 pupils engage in practical projects across a 3-month period.

Five pupils from St Mungo’s Academy in Glasgow and five from Trinity High School in Rutherglen took part in the awards ceremony (pictured).

As part of the project, the pupils have been working with Robertson Civil Engineering on the development of the Cuningar Loop Bridge project in Glasgow to connect the Commonwealth Games athletes’ village to a new community green space. It is scheduled to open in early summer 2016.

Dr Stuart Tennant of the University of the West of Scotland’s school of engineering and computing said, ‘We are delighted to be actively involved in the “Get into engineering” initiative, which gives high-school pupils the opportunity to experience different areas of the industry and also get a feel for university life.’

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