Have you ever considered a career in drainage or found yourself wondering what a day in the life of a drainage engineer entails? On the 16th October 2023 Metro Rod held an Information session with Clarion Futures, the charitable leg of Clarion Housing, for individuals who are interested in starting a career in Drainage.
The event was attended by a several people, and was hosted by one of our National Account Managers, Laura Parkin, who gave the attendees a valuable insight into Metro Rod, both as a company and an employer.
Attendees were given an insight into what a career as a drainage engineer has to offer and also obtained careers advice from both Laura and our Recruitment Manager, Gemma Arnott, both of whom have many years of experience in recruitment and were able to provide the attendees with an abundance of CV feedback and interview pointers.
When asked about the event Gemma said, “Our main aim was to provide insightful information about Metro Rod and Metro Plumb as a company that can offer a career opportunity for many people”. She went on to say, “We wanted to support Clarion with social initiatives by demonstrating that we are a company who can help individuals develop and is interested in supporting people regardless of their background”.
Alongside our presentation, one of Metro Rod North Midlands’ Drainage Engineers, Harrison Coope, led a ‘Question and Answer’ session which allowed the candidates to learn more about the day-to-day roles and responsibilities that come with a career in drainage. Harrison covered a range of topics including shift patterns, career progression and employee benefits. He also discussed how he found his way into the drainage industry and how long it took him to gain his qualifications. When asked about the most important lessons he’s learned since starting in the industry, Harrison replied “patience to get the job done and completed, health and safety and wearing the correct PPE, and how important it is to work as a team”.
Following Harrison’s presentation, the attendees were thrilled with the chance to explore the inner workings of a drainage van. They enjoyed learning about the array of tools that engineers use in their daily tasks such as the equipment used when creating CCTV drainage surveys. Harrison talked them through the key items you’d find in a drainage van to give an insight into the type of tasks drainage engineers undertake on a daily basis.
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