I applied for a summer internship during my first year at university because I liked Skanska's values. I enjoyed my summer internship and was able to complete another the following year. From that internship I was offered a graduate job.
As a Site Engineer, I'm involved in a lot of works both on site and in the office. Some typical activities include; monitoring the works on site, using a total station to set out works, liaising with designers, and developing risk assessments and method statements.
Skanska has a graduate passport with training specific to your role that you complete within the graduate scheme. I have been on courses related to health and safety, setting out, earthworks and rail specific courses.
I'm on a two-year graduate scheme where you work through Skanska's graduate passport which involves completing job specific training and working with other graduates from across the business on a yearlong project.
One of the highlights was working with other graduates on a project looking at inclusive design and how it relates to Skanska. It was a really informative experience and it was nice to see how Skanska is actively striving to build for a better society.
I really enjoy the work I do on site; you learn so much from the site team and are able to see what it takes to make large infrastructure projects come together. Most challenges come when I'm unfamiliar with a piece of equipment or process, but the team are very supportive and helpful. I like working for Skanska because of the people. From those in the office, on site and the other graduates everyone is approachable and willing to lend a hand.