David has been with us for 2 years and 3 Months, we spoke to him about his experience as a graduate.
University attended: Glasgow Caledonian University
Course: International Project Management
Why did you join Turner & Townsend? I wanted to be part of a company who was recognised internationally because of the large scale projects they undertake.
What do you like about working at Turner & Townsend I enjoy the variety of projects you are able to get involved in, in my short time I have worked in three different sectors which has allowed me to develop my skills. There is also a great social side to the company.
What’s the culture like at Turner & Townsend? The company has a culture of development, external and internal training is always on offer, however even just within our office it’s very beneficial to be working alongside experienced project managers.
What does the programme offer you? The programme is a great tool to ensure you are getting the required experience. At one of my reviews with my line manager it became obvious my current commission was not giving me enough experience, within a short period of time I was given a new commission which will allow me to complete the programme.
How are graduates viewed in the company? As any other employee, if you are able to demonstrate your professionalism the opportunities are endless. As a graduate you are constantly encouraged to get involved with various additional aspects of the business.
What project are you working on/what projects have you worked on? I am currently the project manager for a multi million pound flood protection scheme. I have worked for Network Rail as part of their asset management team. I have also been involved with a district heating project.
This week I… We are completing emergency works as part of the flood scheme and about to start a ground investigation survey which will assist the design of the scheme.
Any other information you would like to share? The graduate scheme has been very beneficial in assisting me with my RICS application.