Why did you decide to join Mott MacDonald?
I did a year’s placement with the company as part of my Economics degree and was offered a graduate position for after my studies. I really enjoyed the work, the team and the opportunities for progression so returned after graduating last summer. As a global multi-disciplinary company there are many opportunities here for a graduate and I feel privileged to be a part of it.
How would you describe the culture of Mott MacDonald?
The culture at Mott MacDonald strikes a great balance between friendly and professional. I regularly come into contact with staff from a variety of backgrounds and levels of seniority; everyone is approachable and support is there if you need it.
What is the best thing about your role?
The best thing about my role as a Graduate economic and social researcher is that my job is varied and every day is different, which keeps life interesting! I really enjoy both the qualitative and quantitative sides of my job, as well as the opportunity for engagement with stakeholders and clients in and out of the office.
How have you been supported during your career development?
The Mott MacDonald Trust has been set up to support employees looking to further their professional development through further qualifications. I applied for a scholarship and was awarded funding towards studying a part-time Masters in Urban Economic Development at UCL. This has been a fantastic opportunity as I would not have been able to meet the financial commitments without support from the company.
Are you involved with any charities or do any volunteer work?
For the past five summers I have volunteered with Oxfam as a steward at music festivals. It’s a great way to enjoy a weekend with friends and also give something back; each year the stewarding scheme raises over £1m for the charity.
If you were to live anywhere, where would it be?
San Francisco – I visited for a weekend when I was 16 and fell in love with the place!