I made the decision to apply for an apprenticeship when I was finishing my first year of A-Levels, at sixth form, because I felt that the sixth form route didn’t suit me and I wanted to gain some independence. From my two interviews with Mott MacDonald I got a strong impression that they would take my training very seriously and that I would enjoy working for them. This made it very easy for me to say yes when they offered me the position.
What is the best thing about your apprenticeship?
The opportunities! So many doors are open to help me become the best engineer I can be because I am gaining experience and continuing with education that is tailored toward my career. As well as this there are various choices that I can make to ensure that I enjoy the journey.
How would you describe the culture of Mott MacDonald?
The atmosphere of the office is friendly and light-hearted. I haven’t just met colleagues, I’ve made friends.
What project are you currently working on?
I am currently working on a project called FARRRS (Finningley And Rossington Regeneration Route Scheme), which will be a route from the M18 to Robin Hood airport in Doncaster.
What do you enjoy doing while away from the office?
When I’m not working I dabble in a bit of photography, bowl in a ten-pin bowling league once a week and socialise with my friends most weekends.
If you could have any super power what would it be?
Mind-reading! The look on my line manager’s face when I hand him a desk study he hasn’t asked me to do yet would be priceless!