In September 2015, we welcomed 25 Graduates across our UK offices. Let’s find out a bit more about how some of them are getting on, after almost a year with the business…
Sarvakam Singh, Graduate Mechanical Engineer in our London office has been working on some challenging projects alongside Senior Engineers and Architects. Sarvakam’s most challenging project so far has been ‘Vox Studio’. “I was asked to carry out the design independently after the initial briefing. It was exciting as it was the first time I was given responsibility. I was confident and motivated to deliver work of the highest standard.” Outside of his day to day responsibilities, Sarvakam has been attending fortnightly TED Talks and participating in other office social events.
Dominykas Ratkevicius, Graduate Structural Engineer joined our Edinburgh team and told us about his experience so far “During my first year I have been involved in many high profile projects in various sectors, including residential, commercial, industrial and even the stadia (which was the most challenging!). Bearing in mind that I am only a year in the industry (and the company), I was given a lot of responsibility which surprised me in a very positive way. Not to mention all the learning and development opportunities that the company offers. In terms of social events, the highlight of the year for me was the Graduate Conference in York which offered a chance to network with other peers from the company. There are also plenty of other social activities within the office which helps to build relationships and get to know your colleagues better and have some fun.”
Dean Ward, Graduate Electrical Engineer based in our Newcastle office has completed a rotation within our Light4 specialist team, based in Manchester, working on and learning how to design specialist lighting projects. Dean commented “this has led to me developing specialist lighting designs for whole projects in our Newcastle Office, including the external façade and landscape lighting of a residential tower in Doha”. Dean has worked on and helped design a variety of projects ranging from two architects houses; one famous deceased and one cutting edge future, all the way up to three tower blocks in a whole new city in Qatar.
Rebekah Adams, one of our Civil Engineering Graduates based in Newcastle has been involved in a broad range of projects from masterplanning of residential developments to calculations for the Rio Whitewater course, the redevelopment of existing buildings to new industrial warehouses. Rebekah has also been involved in the selection of candidates for a new higher apprenticeship programme called PlanBEE which has been designed by the construction industry, giving students leaving school the opportunity to experience the wide range of jobs within the industry prior to deciding on a particular direction. Rebekah commented “this involvement highlights Cundall’s emphasis on improving not only young talent in the local area, but also developing stronger relationships with our colleagues in the industry.”