Following on from our last ‘Diary of a Graduate’ entry with Parth Patel, we are delighted to announce that Parth is now officially a contracts engineer for Aarsleff Ground Engineering- Congratulations Parth! So we say a goodbye to Parth, and a hello to Janak Tank!
Janak has just completed his first few months in the Aarsleff Graduate scheme. We spoke with him earlier about his experience so far:
Throughout the first 3 months of my graduate scheme, I was allocated in the Geotechnical department whereby I gained further knowledge on techniques such as soil nailing, drilling and grouting and ground anchoring. The nature of this scheme has allowed me to gain experience both in the office and on site which has been a thrilling experience. This means traveling up and down the country and meeting different site crews, liaising with clients and understanding key principles of Ground Engineering, shadowing from senior members of staff and first hand site experience.
The most challenging time for me occurred whilst I was on the Elan Valley Aqueduct project in Knighton, Wales, where it was our first week on site and I was appointed as the site supervisor. From assisting to organise the site works package file to managing the daily tasks on site, it was a real eye opener of how precisely a job needs to be handled. From this experience I have become more confident with my management and operational skills and look to pursue them in other departments.
The most important thing I’ve learnt from this project is how significant communication is!
.. and I can proudly say, I’m glad to have such a huge Infrastructure project under my belt!
Stayed tuned for the next installment of ‘A Diary of a Graduate’ and for any more information on our graduate scheme, please click here.