This is a very exciting time to consider a career in construction and engineering. With growing demand across the UK there is an ever-increasing need for skilled workers from apprentices and beyond. The industry allows people to grow their skills as well as seeing the results of their work as developments are completed. With a variety of roles on offer there are lots of opportunities to enjoy a rewarding and fulfilling career.
The Thames Tideway Tunnel is a major new sewer, urgently needed to protect the tidal River Thames from pollution. Tideway is the company building the tunnel that will tackle the problem of overflows from the capital's Victorian sewers for at least the next 100 years. London's sewerage system is no longer fit for purpose and spills millions of tonnes of sewage into the tidal section of the river every year.
Development is split into sections across London and is delivered by a range of delivery partners:
Tideway’s education programme tackles the major skills gaps in the engineering and construction industry, which will require substantial numbers of young people to meet current and rising demands.
They inspire future engineers through science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) interventions by supporting local secondary partner schools, their STEM Ambassador Programme, mentoring, work experience and through the Tunnelworks online portal of curriculum linked resources. They also support key campaigns such as British Science Week, International Women in Engineering Day, Tomorrows Engineers Week and Skills London and the Year of Engineering.
“We are delighted to work with Engineering UK in progressing the work of Tideway, linking in with other partners and influencing how the skills gap is tackled.”