Thank you to Evelyn Ismail, Community Engagement Lead and Sarah Gardner, External Affairs, from The Lower Thames Crossing Project for presenting an interactive careers workshop at The Leigh UTC.


Beginning by giving a brief overview of their own careers thus far, Evelyn and Sarah then went on to explain to year 12 about the implications of the proposed scheme.

Using polls, students were given the opportunity to discuss the following:

  • What jobs do students think will be involved?
  • Which are most important?
  • How will technology change the working landscape?

In a thought provoking presentation, students were encouraged to think about their wider geographical living environment and the future of employment.

A further benefit from the presentation was a generous offer of holiday time work experience via Highways England. A number of Leigh UTC students are keen to take up the opportunity.

Sincere thanks to the team at the Lower Thames Crossing Project; we look forward to building stronger ties in the future.