In 2015, an ambitious school leaver, Bethany Clark joined the Fairhurst Inverness office as an Administration Assistant, while studying Administration and Business Management. In this role, and after successfully completing her early studies, Bethany made her ambition to become a structural engineer known and in 2015, was offered the opportunity to transition into the structural engineering team as a Trainee Technician. This progression was the start of Bethany’s career in the construction industry.

In 2016, Bethany pursued a Graduate Apprenticeship in Civil Engineering along with an SVQ4 in Built Environment Design where she worked diligently through 6 years of study. In 2022, her hard work and commitment was acknowledged when she achieved a First Class Honours degree in Civil Engineering and in recognition of her hard work, Bethany was promoted to Graduate Structural Engineer.

After finishing University, Bethany joined the Institution of Civil Engineers as a Graduate Member and in December 2023 successfully passed her professional review to gain Incorporated Engineer status. Bethany has also featured in the ICE’s GirlGuiding UK initiative that she hopes will inspire young Engineers of the future.

Now, with 8 years of experience, Bethany is a Senior Structural Engineer leading on a number of exciting projects and is a key member of the Inverness Structures team. Bethany’s career to date epitomises hard work and dedication in learning her trade, and displays that progression up the ranks within Fairhurst is a realistic target for all members of staff, irrespective of their beginnings.

My biggest motivator at work is being a part of an enthusiastic team of engineers and technicians. My team is approachable and positive which always motivates me to succeed.

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