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E.on Interactive Workshop at Kingsbury Primary School

In an effort to bridge the gap between classroom learning and real-world industry practices, Engineering Governance Manager John Baxter from e.on orchestrated an enlightening online workshop during Primary Careers week at Kingsbury Primary School in London. The workshop, arranged in collaboration with Sneha Patel, a qualified teacher of the deaf and STEM Leader at the school, targeted all Year 5 and 6 classes, providing invaluable insights into the world of engineering and innovation.

Structure and Engagement

John connected with the students, in multiple classes simultaneously, via Zoom, delivering a comprehensive session that spanned 45 minutes. Through live interaction and engaging dialogue, he encouraged active participation.

E.on is known primarily as one of the largest energy companies in Europe, with a strong focus on providing electricity, natural gas, district heating/cooling, and other energy-related services including renewable energy and sustainability, investing in wind, solar, and other green energy sources. The workshop provided students with a rare opportunity to delve into the intricate details of the engineering process and discover careers in this sector.

Student Engagement

Despite the virtual setting, students exhibited remarkable levels of engagement and enthusiasm. Their curiosity was palpable as they posed insightful questions and expressed interest in e.on’s engineering projects.

Insights and Advice

Throughout the session, John shared his personal journey, explaining his role, motivations, and the path that led him to his current position. He provided invaluable advice for the future, offering insights into apprenticeships and highlighting the opportunities available at e.on.

The workshop not only provided students with a glimpse into the world of engineering but also equipped them with practical knowledge and guidance for their future careers.

Impact and Future Prospects

E.on’s collaboration with Kingsbury Primary School underscores the company’s commitment to inspiring the next generation of innovators. The workshop left a lasting impression, shedding light on the intricacies of perseverance in innovation and career routes.

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I spent 45 minutes explaining what I do and my journey to where I am now since school.  I gave them advice for the future, an overview of apprenticeships in general and then what e.on offer before answering some great questions from them.

John Baxter

Engineering Governance Manager, e.on