Mentoring Programme Brings Engineering to Life
We have been involved in the University of Bristol Mentoring Programme for the last 3 years. The programme provides early contact with employers for young engineering students beginning in their first year of study. Our involvement in this type of programme is part of our commitment to supporting science-based education.
A seven-strong team of Schlumberger mentors volunteers to link up with small groups of Mechanical, Electrical, Aeronautical and Engineering Maths students. The mentors share their experiences and provide insight into the technical sector, and career opportunities within our organisation.
The Mentors come from a variety of engineering backgrounds and each brings a unique set of experiences and perspectives to help support the students. Tom, currently a recruiter for the company, has been with the company for more than 6 years. He’s worked in Azerbaijan as a Field Engineer and as a Mechanical Engineer in Aberdeen designing sampling tools. Rita, a Sustaining Engineer joined us two-and-a-half years ago and is just completing her training programme. She works on both new product development and sustaining projects. Rupert started his professional life as a maths teacher, 4 years ago he started with us as a Mechanical Engineer in the battery sustaining team.
A highlight of the programme is the annual site visit to the Stonehouse Technology Centre where the students have the opportunity to shadow professional engineers in their work, enjoy site tours of the impressive facilities, and generally learn more about the company and our sector in general.