Find out how to inspire and mentor engineers at free event

An award-winning mentor is to share their experience, helping to encourage the next generation of apprentices, technicians, graduates and prospective engineers.

Richard Brooks, the winner of the inaugural Phil Tindall Memorial Medal for mentoring, will be speaking about his experience as a mentor, offering advice and answering questions with the aim of supporting and inspiring current and future mentors.

A mentor with many years’ experience, Richard was presented with the medal by the Worshipful Company of Engineers on behalf of the Rochester Bridge Trust.

Jim Booth, Director of Bridges at the Rochester Bridge Trust, said: “Mentors are vital for supporting the career progression of new engineers, which is why the Trust was pleased to launch the mentoring medal in 2023.

“With his experience and dedication to mentoring, Richard is the ideal person to inspire others who are considering mentoring or looking for advice on how to progress their activities. We’re pleased to welcome Richard to share his experience during what we are sure will be a highly informative event.”

The event, How to inspire and mentor, will take place at the Bridge Chapel, Rochester, from 6-8.30pm on Wednesday, 5 June. It is hosted by the Institution of Civil Engineers. Tickets are free but must be booked via:

Richard is National Lead for Civil Structures at Waterman Group. Passionate about mentoring, he has acted as Supervising Civil Engineer or primary sponsor to 10 engineers working towards their professional development qualifications.

Throughout his career, he has built a portfolio including a range of prestigious projects, such as the Royal Woolwich Arsenal Crossrail box, The Star and Garter redevelopment in Richmond, and multiple bridges. He is also a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers.

To find out more about the Phil Tindall Memorial Medal, which will next be awarded in 2025, visit:

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