Working with students who are just a bit older, we opened doors to interns and apprentices who are curious about construction, consulting and engineering-related disciplines and ushered them into positions within the company where they could grow and contribute their expertise with real-world experience on projects around the world. Our three-year Graduate Development Programs in New Zealand, Australia and India and two-year professional development program for young professionals in the Netherlands are great examples of our knowledge-building programs and the culture of learning we value. They give candidates front-line access to a cadre of MWH professionals and senior leaders around the world via a structured curriculum designed to develop business acumen while growing their technical, leadership and commercial skills.
We welcomed women re-entering the workforce into a novel program that provides opportunities to reinvigorate their careers through meaningful, hands-on experiences with MWH over a 22-week time frame. Returnees shared job responsibilities that mirrored the professional activities of their colleagues, with options for both part-time and full-time hours to fit their individual needs.
And we commissioned retiring executives and other high-level managers as senior advisors, enabling them to continue providing their experienced advice and counsel while transitioning to other activities and volunteer roles within their communities.
With a flexible and highly skilled team of employees, we look forward to helping clients and communities around the world build the best educational, economic, environmental and social foundations for the future.