Waterloo supporting the next generation


15 August 2017
Alan Smith of Waterloo Air Products has been appointed an enterprise adviser with the Careers & Enterprise Company.

Smith, who is Waterloo's Commercial and Export Markets Manager, said: “It’s a really exciting opportunity. I’ve already had several years’ experience working with the Engineering Department at the University of Greenwich Medway. It’s been enormously rewarding to have supported students at the start of their careers. 
“Being an enterprise adviser with The Careers & Enterprise Company provides an opportunity for Waterloo to help address the national skills gap by attracting more young people into the industry, and connecting schools to businesses.”

Smith provides support and information to students in West Kent, encouraging them to look at careers in manufacturing and construction. His new position is part of Waterloo’s wider commitment to promoting engineering to the next generation. 

He added: “Waterloo has been a member of the Constructing Excellence programme for several years. It operates nationally as a platform for industry improvement through collaboration. This new role means I will be engaging with teaching staff to arrange workshops, presentations, office and factory visits, with the potential to offer work experience too. 

“It’s an important network and I’m looking forward to helping steer more young people towards a career in engineering or construction.”

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