Newly qualified engineers and technologists share their experiences on starting work full-time.
Want to know what life is actually like when you start working full-time as a qualified engineer or technologist? A number of young professionals have taken the time to give you an insight into their own experiences moving from education into a working environment. What the first few weeks were like, how easy it was to settle in, what they've experienced during their first year and what they wish they'd known when they began...it's all here for you to find out.
After graduation Philippa joined Amey’s rotational placement graduation scheme, taking on a new role every six months. Her current focus is on the management of road networks.
Graduate engineer Rebecca works for the Defence Engineering Science Group, part of the Ministry of Defence. Her focus is on weapons, ordnance, munitions and explosives and she’s gaining experience through industry placements.
From site engineer to managerial role: James has risen up the ranks at Costain since he graduated from his engineering and management MEng five years ago.
Lauren joined automotive parts manufacturer ElringKlinger in 2011 as a technical assistant. Just four months in she began shadowing the current applications engineer with a view to taking over his role in 2014 when he retires.
A graduate civil engineer working for Atkins, Neil Cuthbert is part of a small team of structural engineers that support multidisciplinary design projects in the oil and gas industry.
Fay works as a graduate power engineer within the transmission and distribution division of Mott MacDonald’s power business and loves the variety the role provides.
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