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Pursuing a new career path through an apprenticeship

It's National Apprenticeship Week and we're spotlighting skills for life and career development opportunities through apprenticeships. Kimberly Dunning-Philp joined our Leeds office as Office Manager in 2018 and became involved...

Could the future of STEM careers outreach be on TikTok?

Technology is always evolving but I do think that in decades to come we’ll look back at the period between 2019 and 2023 as a time of particularly rapid change...

International Men’s Day: Achieving a better balance

Are we doing enough to support a healthy balance between working parents? Evidence shows that less than 50 years ago, a father’s involvement in child-care was limited to around 15...

National Mentoring Day

As today is National Mentoring Day, I wanted to reflect on the successes of our Reverse Mentoring 2022 cohort. There has been so much activity since we started this journey...

Reflections on Curtins’ Summer Insight Programme

Curtins’ Civil Engineering and Sustainable Infrastructure Insight Programme has drawn to a close, with 27 budding civil engineers successfully completing the programme on 3rd September. Designed to encourage new talent...

Experiences of Curtins’ Virtual Work Experience Programme

Shaped partially by Covid and from observing how online interactions can support work experience, as proven by our University Student Summer Online Placement (featured in New Civil Engineer magazine), we...

Rob Melling: My journey from Apprentice to CEO

"Someone asked me recently how it came to pass that I chose a career in engineering, and the answer is; ‘complete fluke’. It was 1981, I had left school with...

My experiences on a virtual work placement at Curtins by Olivia Rosengarten

Following the successful launch of Curtins Academy online, we have extended our opportunities for digital learning and development to student and teacher placements. Most recently, we have been ‘joined’ by...

Conducting a Virtual STEM Teacher Placement

When Liverpool City Region Growth Platform organised a teacher on site visit earlier this year, Curtins never thought that we would be working from home in a global pandemic and...

Inter-institutional Collaboration – why bother?

A couple of weeks ago our staff across Manchester and Liverpool organised and participated in a multi-institute event with the Institution of Civil Engineers and the Institution of Structural Engineers,...