A few weeks ago, XEIAD joined The 5% Club. Formerly known as Bridgezone Limited, XEIAD is a civil engineering consultancy specialising in difficult access. XEIAD engineers have extensive experience in rope access, diving and confined spaces. XEIAD’S staff have
unique experience inspecting structures such as bridges, culverts, retaining walls, tunnels
and shafts working across a wide range of industry sectors. The company also helps asset owners and managers keep critical infrastructure safe, reduce risk and maintenance costs as well as extend asset life.
As part of their commitment to creating opportunities for young people, XEIAD have committed to the pledge that 5% of their workforce will be apprentices, graduates or sponsored students within a five year time frame.
Ben Tancock from Tiverton, Devon joined XEIAD in 2014 as an Assistant Engineer on a year long industrial placement. Since joining the company Ben has worked on various
projects including bridge inspections, topographical surveys and in particular, on the Bedford to Kettering railway improvement scheme. During this project Ben has utilised skills gained at University to make meaningful contributions as well as being given the opportunity to supervise certain works such as trial pit excavations and levelling surveys.
Ben said, “I was attracted to XEIAD due to the varied nature of the work and the
guarantee that I wouldn’t be entirely office based. Because of the attention and training XEIAD have given me, I feel more than ready to return to University in September.”
To find out more about XEIAD and the opportunities they offer, please visit their website: www.xeiad.com