RSK is engaging with tomorrow’s leaders by visiting undergraduates in their universities.
Employees on RSK’s own geosciences graduate scheme recently visited the University of Birmingham, UK, hoping to inspire this year’s geological science students into careers in the environmental industry. During the day, a speed networking session, a curriculum vitae surgery and a soil description workshop were available.
In front of an eager class and two of RSK’s board directors, six of the 27 RSK graduates gave presentations on their specific business units that provided comprehensive and tempting insights into their careers so far.
RSK deputy chair Peter Witherington also spoke: “About 40 years ago, I was in the same position as many of you are now, sitting in this same building, listening to a presentation on where my career might take me. It is fantastic to be back here at the University of Birmingham watching the next generation embark on their careers in the industry.”
RSK director Sue Sljivic praised this year’s RSK graduates, saying, “I was really impressed with the calibre of talks given by the graduates and to have the chance to meet some of the talented people who have chosen to come and work for us. Hopefully, with the enthusiasm of our new graduates, we can continue to build enduring client relationships that will provide them with long and interesting careers in our growing company.”
Since 2008, RSK’s graduate programme has attracted almost 100 graduates, many of whom still enjoy invigorating, challenging roles across its geosciences, environment and planning divisions. The scheme encourages the best graduates into long-term careers at RSK and, in return, they receive real-world commercial experience in a supportive, growing company.
We will be accepting applications for our 2017 geosciences graduate scheme from January until 31 March 2017, though applications from graduates for posts within RSK are welcome year round.
RSK deputy chairman Peter Witherington (right) presents graduate Matthew with his certificate