Early career case studies 2013

Newly qualified engineers and technologists share their experiences on starting work full-time.

Fay Lelliott

Fay Lelliott - graduate power engineer

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.



James Bulleid, Highways technology director

James Bulleid - Highways technology director

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.



Rebecca Threlfall graduating

Rebecca Threlfall - electronic systems analysis engineer

Originally wanting to go into mechanical engineering, Rebecca’s focus changed to the power sector after undertaking summer placements with Alstom Grid. She’s now gaining a wide breadth of experience at Frazer-Nash, working for its newly created Electronic Systems Analysis group. She loves life as a professional engineer and is already working towards gaining Chartered Engineer professional registration.


Matt Greenhalgh, electronic design engineer

Matt Greenhalgh - electronic design engineer

Matt took on the role of electronic design engineer after completing the Siemens UK graduate programme. Day-to-day he’ll work on a range of tasks from design work and testing through to processing changes and working with suppliers.



Neil Cuthbert

Neil Cuthbert - graduate civil engineer

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.



Philippa Jefferis

Philippa Jefferis - assistant engineer and project manager

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.



Rebecca Stonhill

Rebecca Stonhill - graduate engineer

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.



Stuart Curtis

Stuart Curtis - mechanical engineering consultant

By planning ahead Stuart walked into his first career job straight after university. He’s discovered that working in a consultancy means you get to see and be part of the cutting edge of engineering and product design.