Ten process engineering graduates from Wood’s Capital Projects team in Reading successfully represented Wood at the recent IChemE Frank Morton Sports Day in Sheffield, raising our profile amongst UK and Irish chemical engineering students at this popular annual event.

On the day, team Wood took the opportunity to showcase our history, current projects and future ambition, engaging with students at the careers fair and handing out hundreds of promotional leaflets and Wood-branded headbands.

Cameron McCormack, graduate process engineer, said, “The headbands were a great choice of promotional merchandise. It was almost impossible to see a group without them!”

Alex Ritchie, Graduate process engineer, and Joseph Agnew, graduate process engineer and IChemE Congress member, leveraged the opening ceremony to highlight exciting career opportunities on offer at Wood, which was received with positive response.

“We were the only company to do a presentation rather than show a video and we received very good feedback about this. People were pleased to see us reaching out to students in person,” said team member, Blair Fraser, graduate process engineer.

Malcolm Crawford, the Reading director of Capital Projects stated, “Our attendees at Frank Morton made a great impression, representing Wood and showcasing what we do.  I would like to thank them for their efforts, and I pass the same thanks on to all in the operation in Reading who are active in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) initiatives.”

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Back row L-R: graduate process engineers, Dan Davies, Alex Ritchie, Blair Fraser, Cameron McCormack, Scott Johnson, Josh Freeman

Front row L-R:   Charlotte Ritchie, process intern, Chandreyee Guha, process engineer, Joseph Agnew, graduate process engineer