United Kingdom / Graduate electrical engineer
How you’ve got started?
I am a Graduate Electrical Engineer, working in the railway’s division. I joined the team back in April 2021. I have been here now for just over four months and I can say the time has gone very quickly. I have massively enjoyed the role; everyone has been very supportive and helpful.
Why did you choose Mott MacDonald?
There were many reasons to why I decided to apply for Mott MacDonald. I wanted to work on some of the world’s highest profile projects and to be involved in a large community with many excellent career paths. The company’s values also closely aligned to mine, it makes me proud to work for a company that wants to make a positive difference to present and future generations.
What do you like best about your job?
The best part of the job is that you get to work on some of the largest most exciting projects in the world today, you also get freedom to switch between projects which is helpful in developing your knowledge in different areas.
What do you do on a day-to-day basis?
Even though I have only been here for a short time I have been involved in multiple projects already. Most of my time up to now has been spent on Crossrail, which is one of Europe’s largest infrastructure projects. With guidance from my team, I am learning new concepts and becoming more familiar with various exciting technologies.
How have Mott MacDonald invested in you as a person?
The company has invested in me as a person. I have recently completed the IET wiring regulations BS7671 online training course and received the book all paid for by Mott MacDonald, the three-day course has massively helped me in gaining an understanding of the sector I am in. As well as this the company has provided many insightful webinars that have helped my professional development.
What makes it such a great place to work?
Variety of projects. Support is always available for graduates; senior staff always make time for questions that can help your career development.
What advice would you have for someone starting out?
Research the main projects you will be involved in to get some background knowledge before you start. Don’t be scared to ask questions as it will help you understand quicker. Get involved in graduate events as it’s a great way to meet people and expand your network.
Support is always available for graduates and senior staff always make time for questions that can help your career development.