Our Graduate Recruitment Programme: From the perspective of our graduates
Our graduate recruitment programme for 2022 is now open and we're looking forward to welcoming our next cohort. We have vacancies for three graduate structural engineers & one graduate civil engineer.
We thought it'd be useful if at this point, we handed over to some of our recent graduates, so they could share their perspectives on the Engenuiti programme to date. Chloe and Dominic have shared their thoughts below - and in the days ahead, you'll find more over on our Instagram and LinkedIn pages too.
Full details on how to apply by end of December 2021 are available on our main Graduate Recruitment page.
“I studied general engineering for my first two years at university, and specialised in civil, structural and environmental engineering in the final two years. My Masters project focused on high rise timber buildings, and the timber engineering we do here is one of the main reasons I decided to apply.”
“There’s a really good atmosphere in the office, but I like the flexibility to choose between working from home and coming into the office. Everyone is supportive of taking opportunities to learn, helping to explain things even when they aren’t directly relevant to the project at hand. I like the focus we have on sustainability in design, and that we push for greener alternatives wherever possible.”
“Since beginning work here, I’ve been involved in designing quite a few timber schools and office buildings. I like being involved in projects where sustainability is a real focus. It’s really cool to go on a site visit and see people building something you’ve designed.”
“A typical day at Engenuiti can look very different depending on the stage of the project, or how big the projects are. There are opportunities to get involved in lots of different types of projects, some need lots of hand calculations, some need lots of drawing, some need lots of computer modelling. It makes it easier to gain experience in a wide variety of areas, and you’re not likely to be stuck on the same thing for long enough to get bored.”
“Before joining Engenuiti in September 2021, I studied Civil and Structural Engineering at Sheffield University for 4 years. I specialised in Structural Engineering, with my Masters dissertation focusing on disaster relief structures which could be built from the local flora of a region.
“Over the last few months, I’ve learned that one of the best things about Engenuiti is the support you get from everyone on the team. When I first arrived, I was nervous I would be left on my own. I couldn’t have been more wrong. Everyone was more than willing to help me if I was struggling with a specific piece of work. Also, Engenuiti has a great social life. There are regular team drinks and activities, which create a tight knit team environment.
“The job has been busy from the first week. My first task was designing timber connections for a project. This is a specific area that I had never really covered at university, so it was fantastic to get the opportunity to work on something I had never done before. It was a steep learning curve in the first two weeks, however, the job was made a lot simpler with the fantastic support I received.”
“One of my first projects was a leisure centre. It was a great project to work on in my first two months as it allowed me to design several different elements such as steel beams, concrete columns, retaining walls and pile caps. The project also enabled me to learn different design software. Getting all this experience in my first two months at Engenuiti was brilliant and kept me very busy.
“If you are someone who wants to work in a successful and happy team environment, taking on significant and important work from your first day, then Engenuiti is the place for you.”