National Careers Week
As part of National Careers Week, Year 10 DT students ventured to AKT II in Old Street for an insight to Engineering workshop.
AKT II is a London based firm of structural and civil engineering consultant and with over 350 employees, it is one of the largest structural engineers in London. Since its inception, AKT II has contributed to projects in the UK and internationally, spanning five continents and in both 2016 and 2017, AKT II featured on New Civil Engineer's Top 100 civil engineering firms to work for and with, coming 13th in both years and winning the Global Firm of the Year Award in 2017.
They were also UK Consultants of the Year (under 250 employees) at the 2015 NCE/ACE Consultants Awards. In 2019, the practice won Building Magazine's Engineering Consultants of the Year award.
Whilst onsite, students learned about structural, façade, geotechnical and computational engineering through fun and engaging challenges. The session was incredibly informative and inspiring, with many students now expressing an interest in wanting to work for the company.
AKT II has since offered work experience opportunities for our students which we are thrilled to take them up on the offer on and look forward to catching up with students following their placement.