As part of Engineers Week 2019 engineers from Limerick company 4site is visiting schools in Limerick and Kerry to encourage students to consider pursuing a career in engineering.
Headquartered in Limerick, with offices in Dublin and the UK, 4site employs more than 80 highly skilled professionals, mostly engineers, to design, survey, build and maintain world-class communications networks.
Deliver reliable and future-proofed turnkey services
The 4site team adapt technology, tools and processes to deliver reliable and future-proofed turnkey services for clients such as Vodafone, SIRO, Cignal, Huawei, 2RN (RTE), Three, Ericsson, Nokia, CityFibre, CommScope and enet.
Engineers Week 2019 is a week-long festival of nationwide events aimed at introducing young people to the world of engineering and encouraging them to explore the diverse career opportunities the discipline offers.
During the week, the 4site team will be visiting the following schools: Scoil Fhionain, Kilfinane, Limerick https://scoilfhionain.com/
and Scoil Bhríde, Loreto National School, Killarney https://loretonskillarney.com
The 4site engineers will chat to the students about their everyday working lives. For example, one day they could be climbing masts the height of the Spire, while the next they could be piloting drones to map a mountainside site.
They will also talk about the range of technology they use, such as 3D scanners and other Apps that they have developed in-house.
Ian Duggan, CEO of 4site, said: “Engineering touches every part of our lives. However, not enough young people – particularly young girls – think that it is the industry for them.
"As a result, the sector is looking to encourage and nurture future talent. Engineering is a fascinating industry that is vital to our everyday lives and, with these talks, we hope to change the way that young people think about engineering, and introduce them to a whole new area of study.”