From Student to Site: A Work Placement Journey Unveiled

Posted on November 17, 2023

At Kilmac, we're not just building structures; we're building futures!

We are thrilled to share that while working on the remarkable Perth High School project for Robertson, we are always looking for the next generation of talent, those eager to explore the world of civil engineering.

Meet Andrew, our latest enthusiast!

👷‍♂️ Andrew approached us, captivated by the dynamic environment of the Perth High School site. His eagerness to dive into the heart of the action struck a chord with us, and was given the opportunity to work alongside our team at Perth High School. Here is Andrew's story:

Andrew's Story

'I’m Andrew McKenzie, a 6th year pupil at Perth High School. I’ve been thinking about options for university/career after school not 100% sure which direction I would like to go. I was given the opportunity to get some work experience with Kilmac as wanted to explore Civil Engineering as a potential pathway.

First up, I had to complete online training pass and the test to gain a CSCS card, then attend 1 day Health and Safety course to gain site safety awareness. This was all organised by Kilmac.

Kilmac then kitted me out with all the necessary safety equipment, boots, high viz, rain gear etc and initially I got placed on the Robertson Site at Perth High School, shadowing the trainee engineers.

Everyone on site was very welcoming and happy to share their experience. It was hands on straight away with the opportunity to get involved with surveys, calculations and get familiar with the technology and equipment.

Initially I completed a few weeks on site in the summer holidays and returned again in October as I enjoyed it and thought it was a great experience, I hope to return again in April during the Easter break.

The time I spent with Kilmac helped me realise this is definitely an option for me to consider when I leave school and would be a great company to work for.'

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