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Over 1800 dedicated people nationwide
Providing critical infrastructure for the UK
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Omar

Graduate Engineer

"If you want to work for a company that makes a positive impact to the wider community whilst giving you the foundations to develop and grow as an individual then nmcn is for you."

What attracted you to nmcn?
The focus on personal development and the belief that employees should feel empowered within the work they undertake

How long have you been working with nmcn?
Started in October 2017 so 2 years

Provide a brief summary of your role, the project you are supporting and the type of work you undertake on a daily basis
Currently working as a Project Engineer on several borehole reinstatement sites around Widnes. My role is to work with key stakeholders to ensure the projects run on time, to a budget delivering the agreed scope. As these projects are part of the Emergency Drought Scheme, they move at a fast pace and no day is the same. I can be meeting with suppliers discovering innovative solutions, reviewing drawings and 3D models with our design team, checking construction activities are maintaining our high levels of health and safety etc.

What is the most important thing you have learnt since working at nmcn?
That no question is ever a daft question. It’s better to talk about queries and problems as soon as they arise. As a graduate, asking questions aides your knowledge, whilst showing your interest and awareness in the particular subject.

What do you find most interesting about your job?
That no day is the same and every project we work on is different. Our work benefits the wider population, not just a few individuals.

How has nmcn played a role in your long-term career development?
By exposing me to all aspects of a project from early doors, allowing me to understand how one aspect of a project affects the overall project.

How does nmcn support you in achieving your career ambitions/aspirations?
By being supportive and understanding in whatever my aims and ambitions are. Whether that be working towards chartership, or experience within a different team, nmcn has always pushed me to achieve higher.

What development opportunities are there at nmcn?
With the support of your line manager and mentor, you control your development. There are always opportunities in different parts of the business.

How would you describe the working environment at nmcn?
Very family orientated. Employees are naturally friendly and welcoming, and will go out of their way to help you.

Please tell us your experience of being a Graduate
Initially I shadowed a senior engineer, which exposed me to the full project life cycle. Workload and complexity in work increased steadily allowing me to gradually have a greater impact on the work we do.

Would you recommend a career with nmcn?
100%. If you want to work for a company that makes a positive impact to the wider community whilst giving you the foundations to develop and grow as an individual then nmcn is for you.

"With the support of your line manager and mentor, you control your development. There are always opportunities in different parts of the business."

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