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FPS Welcomes New Early Careers Group Chair and Vice Chair

The Federation of Piling Specialists (FPS) is pleased to announce that the new chair of the ‘Early Careers Group’ (ECG) is Julia Hill of Roger Bullivant, and vice chair is Laylee Eftekhar of Bauer Technologies.

Julia and Laylee take up their positions from out-going ECG chair and founder David Major, who has held the role since its creation back in 2019. Since its inception the group has made tremendous strides in bridging the gap between those new to the sector and those with knowledge and experience to pass on and share.

From its initial group mentoring approach the ECG has grown considerably to the present where it is already making a positive impact, supporting, and encouraging early career talent to be ever more involved in improving our industry.

From this strong position the new chair and vice chair will bring a fresh influx of new ideas and direction taking the group forward to reach an even wider audience and even capture some of the career choices of those yet to make such career decisions, at school, college, and University levels.

Speaking about the appointment, Julia said: “The ECG is important as it brings together a diverse group of professionals in the early stages of their career where they have a platform to learn and develop, engage in discussions and have the opportunity to network with likeminded people. Going forward I’d like build on what Dave has developed; through facilitating knowledge sharing between all members and increasing the awareness of engineering to secondary schools and what the industry has to offer.”

Laylee added, “The FPS ECG is important as it provides a common platform for all individuals from various sectors of the industry to network, expand on their knowledge, and gain new insights. David has done a great job, founding, and developing the group, and moving forward I would like to ensure the group continues to grow, and reach a wider number of people in the industry. I aim to pay close attention to creating a community feel within the group and ensuring support is available for all.”

I am sure everyone would like to thank David for all his work with the ECG and at the same time wish both Julia and Laylee success as they take over the baton.