"The biggest opportunity for me was being given the chance to decide on where I want to develop and then having the support to help me get there."
Just over 4 years, including an undergraduate year placement.
The biggest opportunity for me was being given the chance to decide on where I want to develop and then having the support to help me get there. There are great opportunities to develop both technical knowledge and management skills as well as mentoring for professional accreditation. The industry is facing a skills shortage and nmcn is focused on developing people within the business to get the resources we need.
Being interested in DIY from a young age tempted me in to studying civil engineering, when I arrived at my first site during my placement year, I fell in love.
It brings energy in to your life. By choosing the site-based route, I’m travelling between sites, seeing new places, meeting new people and being around big machinery and interesting projects whilst playing a big part in engineering a solution for both the client and the community.
Mainly by giving me the chance to try new things and take the path that I want. My line manager always supports me and having good relationships with colleagues throughout the business helps if you need support in their field of expertise.
You don’t know what you don’t know, but you’re learning all the time.
I feel that I have been given more opportunities than any other firm could offer. I started nmcn as a graduate site engineer and worked my way up to site manager in just 3 years. It’s not been easy but I’m really happy with the vast experience and knowledge stemming from the varied projects we do.