Tom Hesslenberg Delivers Engineering Career Seminar


We were delighted to welcome alumnus Tom Hesslenberg back to the Senior School for an inspiring talk on Structural Engineering on Tuesday 11 September.

Tom studied Architectural Engineering for 5 years at Cardiff University, then started work as a Structural Engineer in London. He currently works for Elliott Wood. Tom shared his career journey and experiences, gave professional advice to anyone interested in starting a career in this field, and took part in a Q&A session.


L to R: Deborah Franks, Head of Careers and Employability at Bede's, and Tom Hesslenberg

Tom says, "It was really nice to come back to Bede's to present to the pupils about Structural Engineering and the career path that I have taken. Engineers form a crucial part of society, and structural engineers especially play an important role in shaping the world we live in. Hopefully the students learnt about what a Structural Engineer does and the necessary steps to take in order to become an Engineer. It was also good to talk about Elliott Wood and the steps that the company is taking in 'Engineering a Better Society'.

"It was important for me to come back to my old school to raise awareness of a possible career path that is not typically known about. I look forward to returning to the Senior School for the Careers Fair in March 2019.

"Catching up with old school teachers was of course an added bonus, as they all played an important part in helping me get to where I am today."

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