University of Liverpool graduate Ryan took on a summer placement at Kier Group and then was invited to start at a graduate site engineer. Hear about his experiences...
I studied Civil Engineering at the University of Liverpool and took a Summer Placement at Kier Northern, in the design and build department, where I shadowed a Structural Design Manager. The following Summer Placement was on site working with a site engineer in Bolton. After graduating with a masters I willingly accepted a permanent position with Kier.
Starting as a Graduate Site Engineer on a £24 million school academy in Ellesmere Port, I worked alongside the Senior Site Engineer, assistant managing the external works package. My supervisor was a great mentor and within nine months I was able to personally manage sections of the build, including furniture, fixtures and equipment package.
As part of my professional development towards Chartership, I asked to work in a design office. Kier Professional Services have a department in the Speke Office and so a six-month secondment was arranged for me to work for as an assistant temporary works Design Engineer. I'm aiming to become a good 'all-rounder', with skills from the numerous fields of the construction industry. I really enjoy the collaborative nature of working in various teams, and being called on to engage diplomacy when necessary. I also enjoy helping others to develop their careers, assisting with college work, and mentoring younger colleagues and apprentices.
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