As part of its ongoing work around the creation of new career pathways, ACE’s Emerging Professionals group is on the lookout for individuals to interview about how they got involved in the industry and to explore the different routes that people take.
The work being undertaken on new career pathways aims to demonstrate the breadth and depth of opportunities and career trajectories already available in the consultancy and engineering industry and the project will collate data and stories to discuss the active pathways currently available in the industry. The results of the research will be shared as part of a joint ACE and Construction Leadership Council (CLC) report.
To take part in the research, individuals are being asked to complete an online form, which will, for those selected, help shape a 40-minute conversation via video call. Participation and commentary will be completely anonymous, unless participants decide to become a case study, and it doesn’t matter how senior people are nor what area of their business they work in.
Commenting on the project, Georgia Hughes, chair of ACE’s Emerging Professionals, said: “I know from my own organisation that colleagues have come from varied backgrounds and I’m curious to see the results of our research. We want to represent the breadth and depth the industry has to offer and celebrate those careers that help make us successful. We want to have representation from everyone - from business leaders, apprentices, finance teams, executive assistants, engineers, contractors, CX designers and everyone in-between!”
The career pathways project is vital to understanding consultancy and engineering in the built environment in 2021 and participation in the research is an opportunity for individuals to tell their career story and by taking part they will help demonstrate to others what career growth is possible in our industry.