Mr Mulligan came in and talked to us about his job as a Renewable Energy Engineer. It was fascinating to see all the different tools and materials he uses daily. We learnt the difference between waste, water and heating pipes and the different ways they would be attached – either by filing, gluing or soldering. We got to try bending a pipe using a special tool too. Mr Mulligan told us about some of the important skills for his job – for example, maths for estimating and measuring and literacy for filling out paperwork and talking to customers. He also told us a bit about the difference between working for a company or being self employed.