Crossrail Case Study
Regina has recently finished her Advanced Civil Engineering Technician Apprenticeship programme at Morgan Sindall, working on the C510 Whitechapel and Liverpool Street Station Tunnels Crossrail project.
Regina has won the ‘Crossrail Apprentice of the Year’ award, and was highly commended at UKCG’s ‘Apprentice of the Year’ awards. She was also invited to 10 Downing Street to help launch the Gatsby Apprenticeship Initiative.
Regina’s managers have described her as a “phenomenal find” – who has excelled at college, and is holding her own on site alongside colleagues who have completed civil engineering degrees. Her next step will be to start a higher-level apprenticeship in civil engineering.
Describing her route into the industry, Regina says, “I have always enjoyed maths, science and problem-solving so I went to college and studied manufacturing and mechanical engineering. It was here that I discovered I had a love for engineering. I decided that this was to be my chosen career but opted for an apprenticeship as I wanted to gain experience on site while I was learning”.
“A friend was working on the Crossrail project and suggested I apply – it was the best decision I have ever made. I absolutely love working in construction. I enjoy using my brain every day, while being up and about on site. Every day is different and all the effort you put in changes the environment in which you are working. It’s great to look back at pictures of the site when I started and see how far we’ve come in the last 24 months. It’s incredible how fast the days go in this job, you just get on with what needs to be done and before you know it, you’ve done a 12-hour shift in what feels like six!”.
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