"I honestly would not change anything since I graduated. I have achieved a lot in a short space of time.
"Since completing my studies, I went to work for the oil and gas services company Petrofac, based in Nottingham, where I worked as a mechanical/maintenance engineer, designing computerised maintenance management systems for new and existing plants, internationally. I was fortunate enough to travel a lot, visiting client offices, as well as experiencing an exciting period verifying a new gas plant in the Middle East. Although the days were long and the work challenging, I gained a lot of experience I was able to take back to the office and implement in my future projects.
"After 18 months, I decided it was time to move back into civil engineering and sent off an application to where I work now, Sellafield Limited. I started here in March 2016 on a two-year graduate scheme, which I am almost at the end of. This has involved undertaking a series of three or six-month secondments across the business, in a variety of roles, which has given me the opportunity to gain the necessary experiences required for progression with my chartership.