With reference to Robin Everall's letter last week, I was hooked on the idea of becoming a chartered civil engineer two years ago aged 16 following ten days of work experience with Kvaerner Cementation Foundations in Doncaster. I became a student member six months later.
That summer I applied to a Wakefield-based consultancy for some further experience, but they did not reply. This year the Yorkshire & Humberside Careers in Construction Group put me in touch with another Wakefield firm. After promising two months of well paid work on the M1, I was again let down.
If eighteen months of pure enthusiasm has produced nothing but an extensive knowledge of NCE, isn't the ICE missing something?
Perhaps it could create a database to help the youth of the profession further their CV's. I hope I have an easier time looking for sponsorship once I start my MEng at Newcastle.
Euan.M.Allison (S), Euanmuir@yahoo.com