Work Placement Scheme Bridges the Gap……

Booth King were delighted to welcome three students, two from Bacup and Rawtenstall Grammar school, to our Ramsbottom office last week. 

The work placement students – Louis, Lewis and Connor spent a week with the team at Booth King learning all about the work of structural engineers. 

In addition to spending time with our highly qualified team – they attended site visits and client meetings, including a meeting with Allison Pike Architects regarding one of Booth King’s projects ­– Premier Inn in Matlock and a site visits to the Dover Street Project in Manchester City Centre and Blue Coat School, Oldham.

The students were also set the task of designing and building a bridge, in order to test their engineering skills.




This included:

  • Researching bridges following a specific brief
  • Designing the concept
  • Preparing electronic drawings using AutoCad
  • Creating and analysing electronic models
  • Constructing models in line with their design – used cardboard and balsawood
  • Testing the structures to demonstrate if the brief was for fulfilled 


Managing director Mark Moppet commented: “Booth King is committed to bringing new and fresh talent into the industry and we are always pleased to welcome students to the business.”

Continued Mark: “We’ve had great success with our work placement and intern programmes with many past students now working for Booth King.” 

For more information contact our Ramsbottom office on 01706 822022