Everyday at Ramboll is completely different! Currently I spend my time looking at the structures of building and how we can design these systems. While I also spend a lot of my time looking at sustainability, mainly related to Circular Economy.
What is the best thing about what you are doing now?
The best thing that I am working on is the development of Circular Economy, with the support of Ramboll. My team has allowed me to follow my passion and support this journey. While the company has also allowed me to experience and get involved with things that typically a graduate would not do, such as client facing work, working directly with senior directors and spending time working on external projects.
What made you interested in your current role?
I was interested in the role after collaborating with another Univerisity graduate of Birmingham who works at Ramboll. The fact that he shared my passion of sustainability and took the time out of his day to mentor me provided proof that my morals align with the company. I also was interested in structural engineering, particularly in pushing for new and innovative projects, which I have found to be the case in the Cambridge office where I work.
How has your career developed since graduating from the University of Birmingham?
I have only been in this role since September 2021, so a relatively short time. Although, I have gained masses of experience already and have had the chance to get involved with a range of projects and initiatives. I have developed exponentially in this time partly down to the team I have surrounding myself and that I have put myself out there to learn and network with industry leaders.
What motivates you?
My main motivation is to ensure that each day I affect a project, a person or myself in a positive way. That can mean contributing to a carbon reduction on a project, for example, or showing my appreciation to someone. Mainly, I hope to make the world a more positive place one step at a time.
Why did you originally apply to Birmingham?
Being a first-generation university graduate, the transition from living at home to going to university was an unknown experience. With the addition of coming from a small village in the countryside, moving to a city was extremely daunting. Although, on arrival, the University felt like its own community and provided a lot of space and greenery, something you don't usually associate with a university in a city. The course was also a pulling factor, where I found the University constantly high in the league table, as it provided in-depth and high level teaching but also provided skills and chances to improve our employability. Schemes such as the RESPECT scheme and internship support allowed me to push to develop my skills in industry while multi-disciplinary modules improved soft-skills commonly found when in industry.