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 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 colleagues. Generally, the business is very open in terms of communication and people sharing advice.
What training and development opportunities are available to you?
I have successfully completed the APMP qualification and attend regular graduate training events and professional seminars.
I am also working towards achieving the APM Registered Project Professional (RPP) standard.
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 where I primarily work on their 2016/17 tree works programme, with a value of circa £2m.
A typical day for me is...
Writing and reviewing project appraisals, funding approvals, procurement strategies, contract reports, stakeholder management and negotiations, community engagement, auditing, supervision, cost capturing, progress meetings and reporting, and project reviews. It can be quite mixed!
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."