Posted on Mar 31, 2023

Thomson – Inspiring the next generation

On Thursday 23rd March 2023, Thomson attended Merrist Wood College to deliver several presentations to students to discuss the different career pathways into our specialist areas of work in Habitats, Arboriculture, Terrestrial Ecology, Freshwater Ecology, Marine Ecology and GIS.

Merrist Wood College is a 400-acre college in Worplesdon, Surrey, that specialises in the land-based industries.

Guest speakers included:
– Wulfric Blackwell – Senior project manager of habitat creation, management and landscaping.
– Graham Clarke – Operations manager.
– Andy Poynter – Principal arboricultural consultant.
– Felicity Andruszko – Associate director of terrestrial ecology.
– Tessa Harding – Director of aquatic ecology
– Kirti Gihwala – Marine biologist
– Ailsa Singleton BSc (Hons) – GIS team Lead

Our team really enjoyed talking to the students and they received some really positive feedback. Sarah Markhan, Business Engagement Specialist at Merrist Wood Collage said:

“A massive thank you to Thomson environmental consultants who came to Merrist Wood College last week to deliver an amazing set of talks to our Level 3 Countryside Management, Arboriculture, Landscape and Horticulture students plus our Arboriculture and Horticulture Apprentices, and also some of our Degree level learners.

Students learnt about different career pathways in the industry and Thomson’s specialist areas of work including Habitats, Arboriculture, Terrestrial Ecology, Freshwater Services, Marine Ecology and GIS (Geographic Information Systems).

Thank you Graham Clarke, Wulfric Blackwell, Andy Poynter, Felicity Andruszko, Tessa Harding, Kirti Gihwala, Ailsa Singleton and Tori Organ – we really appreciated the time you spent with our learners and the fantastic talks you each delivered. I look forward to welcoming you all back to the college in the future.”

Thank you for having us Merrist Wood College and we look forward to returning again in the future.

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