"The first week all the Excelerates were together, it was great."
Studied at (university/ college): Liverpool John Moores University
Degree: Mechanical Engineering, 2:1
The travel opportunities and the wide range of projects and experience available.
A graduate engineer who moves to a different project every 8 months gaining experience, connections and fresh eyes to the project.
The group activity was interesting and the factual exercise was good to get you thinking about different parts of the business. Well organised.
We have a mentor who reads and improves the reports we write about our 8-month placements and they keep in touch constantly to ensure we are happy with our placement. The two projects I have been on also had a very supportive team on site.
The first week all the Excelerates were together, it was great. We had fun doing team building exercises like Jacobs Ladder. As a mechanical engineer it was good to have a day learning how to set out and for the civil engineers it was a good recap.
I am on the Isle of Man Ferry Terminal, this is an amazing project as there is so much historical value working on the Docks of Liverpool. Learning for the archaeologists on site has been fascinating. I started the project towards the end of the enabling works stage, so currently my job consists of analysing groundworks and tidal data (how the tide is affecting the quay wall).
The first week starting on a project when you are getting your bearings of the site, but this is enviable and having a great site team makes it a lot easier.
Always ask questions. Have fun. Ask for tasks, don’t wait to be given it!