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Satisfaction with Work

7.7 / 10

(based on 223 ratings in 2014)

2014

"I am predominantly in a supportive role at this early stage in my career, gaining relevant experience in a wide range of hydro projects. My responsibilities include: report writing, performance modelling, bidding for new work, due diligence, document control and learning new skills required to further myself and Mott MacDonald."
Graduate, Brighton
"This job is heavily report-writing based, so your ability to write a technical report improves significantly from an early stage in your career. My particular role is quite niche, and so workload can be quite low which can be frustrating, but for the majority of graduates workload is generally always there."
Graduate, Glasgow
"My roles and responsibilities are clear. It is up to the individual to push themselves which is good, and the support and encouragement to do this is second to none. The opportunities available to work right beside the client are invaluable."
Midlevel, Reading
"I cover a broad range of activities from due diligence and technical advisory to detailed design. The work covers airports of every size in the UK and overseas. Responsibilities involve supporting due diligence reports, obstacle limitation studies and airfield design, but to name a few."
Graduate, London
"I work on administrating property development projects. My day-to-day includes meetings, writing meeting minutes, following up actions, scheduling, programming, issuing instructions, etc."
Entry level, London
"I have a lot of responsibilities, even at an early stage. My day-to-day activities are crucial to project work."
Graduate, York
"I am responsible for many design elements for a number of water and wastewater projects across London and the South coast."
Graduate, Reading
"My responsibilities include: maintaining a high-level of performance; keeping my project managers up-to-date with my progress and maintaining contact with clients. Personally ensure I maintain my own development by looking out for courses to attend."
Graduate, Altrincham
"My role as a graduate within the company means that my responsibilities are generally just for my own work. I report to project managers as well as my line manager who make sure that I am on track and provide any support that I may require."
Graduate, Birmingham
"I am responsible for designing electrical systems on the railway infrastructure. I carry out visual surveys to update drawings, write reports, specifications and liaise with client, engineers from other companies and installers."
Graduate, Altrincham, Manchester
"As a new starter, I assist senior engineers with collecting relevant information, producing AutoCAD drawings and summary spreadsheets. I also attended training sessions to learn project-specific skills."
Graduate, Greater London
"I am given a variety of different types of work to complete day-to-day. This includes design work/calculations, report writing, invoicing and other tasks. The variety of different tasks are engaging and challenging, helping me to broaden my experience as an engineer."
Graduate, Aberdeen
"As a graduate I have been involved in a wide variety of projects and have been able to do significantly more design than I had anticipated. There is also project admin to do, this is less interesting but still a very important part of the process and a good learning opportunity!"
Graduate, Bristol
"I was very much thrown in at the deep end and had to learn quickly. I have been given a lot of responsibility early on and now form part of a five person project team. My main responsibilities include producing designs and drawings and liaising with other departments on the same project."
Graduate, Sheffield
"My main role is to produce and manage sustainability appraisals, strategic environmental assessments and environmental assessments. I also assist with undertaking sustainability assessments and facilitating stakeholder workshops for infrastructure projects."
Graduate, Leeds
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