Engineering Futures is the biggest engineering event of the year! Leading industry companies will be visiting and hosting an interactive panel giving you insight into many areas of the sector. Joining them will also be a panel of alumni graduate engineers telling you how they made a successful career.
- 12.00 Open: Free buffet and initial networking in G242.
- 12.30 – 13.00 Welcome and Keynote Speaker : Geoff Ogden Director at Atkins Highways and Transportation in G219.
- Geoff is currently on secondment to Transport for Wales as Interim Managing Director and Programme Director for the procurement of the Wales and borders rail service and Metro. He has significant knowledge of the Transportation sector, particularly in Wales. His wider experience includes leadership and support of change programmes, including the introduction of innovative and challenging solutions and technology. Geoff has also been involved in a wide range of procurement and tendering exercises alongside service delivery: as client, client’s adviser, and tenderer.
- He is a Chartered Civil Engineer, a Chartered Environmentalist and a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers (I.C.E.). Geoff is the Regional Member for Wales on I.C.E. Council. He is immediate past-Chair of the Association for Consultancy and Engineering in Wales (A.C.E. Cymru Wales) and in 2012-13 Geoff was Chairman of I.C.E. Wales Cymru.
- 13.00 – 14.00 Alumni Panel, former students coming into to talk about their personal journey and working for organisations like TATA, Jacobs, Leonardo, Babcock International, Enlightened Productions and Nokia
- 14.00 – 14.30 Intermission and networking (with panellists and others).
- 14.30 – 15.30 Speakers from TATA, Network Rail and Leonardo providing advice on tactics and recruitment strategies. (Please note that MOD had to cancel their appearance).
- 15.30 – 16.00 Close : Further information about support sessions on applications/work experience and preparation sessions for the Opportunities Fair.
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