University: Liverpool Institute of Performing Arts
Course: Sound Technology
Why did you join Turner & Townsend?
I wanted to be part of a global company that would help me develop me as an individual as well as provide me with opportunities to work with renowned and diverse clients.
What's the culture like at Turner and Townsend?
The culture is supportive and hard working, but there is also a good social side.
How are you finding the graduate scheme?
I have learned a lot and found all the training and guidance very useful.
What support to you receive on the scheme?
I am supported by my line manager, graduate development manager and Your Professional Future (YPF) lead. I can also seek advice from my colleagues, specifically for help with completing competencies.
What training and development opportunities are available to you?
I have successfully completed the APMP qualification and attended regular training as part of the graduate programme.
I will be enrolled on NEC and earn value management training courses. I will also be supported through the application process for my chosen route to chartership.
What project are you working on?
I am currently in a seconded role as a project manager for a non-departmental public body in the asset performance team as well as working on their 2016/17 tree works programme, with a value of circa £1.4m.
A typical day for me is...
Writing and reviewing project documentation, managing contractors, attending progress meetings and reporting on performance, liaising with stakeholders and carrying our typical project management duties through the project life cycle.
Any other information you would like to share?
I have found the graduate programme to be interesting, challenging and progressive. My day to day work has provided me with experience and a good level of responsibility.
I have learned a lot and have found all the training and guidance very useful."