Matt Barker

"Every placement has been completely different and I have had the chance to tailor my placements to the areas of the business that I have been interested in working with."

My time at BRE has allowed me to understand the workings of many areas of the business and gain skills I had no experience in before. Every placement has been completely different and I have had the chance to tailor my placements to the areas of the business that I have been interested in working with.

My first placement was in the sustainable products department which gave me an insight into both the consultancy side of the business as well as the opportunity to fee earn as part of the certification scheme. For my second placement I moved to the BRE Scotland office near Glasgow and worked in the field of flood resilience. For me this was a fantastic follow on from my Environmental Science degree and allowed me to get involved with many company leads as part of the Defra Flood Resilience round table in London. I have also worked in the research and innovation area which allowed me an insight in all areas of BRE’s current research programme across the built environment. This placement gave me the opportunity to meet the BRE Trustees and understand the process of how BRE works from a top down perspective. My final placement is in BREEAM Infrastructure and CEEQUAL. This team manages two infrastructure schemes for assessing the environmental performance of construction projects. My role within this team will see me working on many areas of the continuing development of the schemes.

So far my experience of BRE has been thoroughly varied and interesting and I have enjoyed every minute of the graduate scheme. This is a fantastic company to work for who really do give their graduates opportunities that would not be found elsewhere.

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