Kulraj's Story- WSP Apprenticeships

Posted: 30th of November 2018 by megan@notgoingtouni.co.uk

Kulraj chose WSP as he felt it would be the best place to help develop his engineering knowledge with all the different disciplines and projects that WSP are working on. They have the Professional Growth Network, to help all Early Career Professionals to attain professional accreditation and build networks thoughout WSP. There are offices which are located all around the globe so there are opportunities to work on projects all over the world.

Kulraj's Story- WSP Apprenticeships

Why did I choose an apprenticeship?

After completing my first year of A-levels I found it wasn’t the best route for me. I decided to do an apprenticeship when I was told about the opportunity and the skills I would learn by my college lecturers. After reading up on apprenticeships, I realised how important it is to have experience when looking for a job, especially in the construction trade. I also felt that I learn better in practical situations instead of working in a classroom.  

 

Why WSP?

I chose WSP as I felt it would be the best place to help develop my engineering knowledge with all the different disciplines and projects that WSP are working on. They have the Professional Growth Network, to help all Early Career Professionals to attain professional accreditation and build networks thoughout WSP. There are offices which are located all around the globe so there are opportunities to work on projects all over the world.

WSP has also given me the opportunity to work on the HS2 project, connecting the highway network together. You work as a team to design motorways, accommodation accesses, public rights of way, and access to the HS2 track. You have to work with other disciplines and colleagues to get everything to jigsaw together and see your designs come to life.

 

 

What I enjoy most about my role?

I work as an Undergraduate Engineer in the Highways team and in my role I enjoy watching projects evolve over time and seeing how the drawings I produce materialise and come to life. I also love that no two projects are the same; each project comes with its own set of challenges for me to work out solutions.

 

What are my future career plans?

I plan to carry on my Degree Apprenticeship at Coventry University, to build my knowledge in a number of disciplines. My ultimate goal is to become a chartered civil engineer. Once I have built on my knowledge I will have a clearer idea of the area I’d like to specialise in.

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