From Ideas To Careers – Find Out How Two Of Our Young Engineers Turned Their Dreams Into Reality

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by Rebekah Valero-Lee on

Ever wondered how to turn your dream into a career? As part of Tomorrow’s Engineers Week we caught up with two of our young engineers from Morson Projects to find out how they started their engineering journeys and what inspired them. Freyja is an Asset Care Engineer in the Cumbria office whilst Jamie is a Senior CAD Engineer in the Morson Projects head office in Irlam.

1) When did you first know you wanted to get into engineer?

Jamie: My Grandad worked at the Dinorwig Power station near Snowden in Wales as an electrical technician. That’s what inspired me to want to gain the knowledge to eventually have a career in electrical engineering.

Freyja: Living in Cumbria I’ve grown up surrounded by this industry having both Sellafield and BAE on my doorstep. I’ve always enjoyed the challenges of problem solving in a mechanical sense, and couldn’t wait to get into engineering after studying physics and maths during my A levels. It’s a growing industry and being in the nuclear engineering sector working on jobs for Sellafield there are unique and challenging problems to work on.

2) What was your first step into the sector?

Freyja:My first step into the sector was during school when I got a work experience placement at Sellafield.  This opened my eyes to the world of engineering and what goes on behind closed doors to develop and build new, innovative projects.

Jamie: I completed my GCSE’s and decided to try my AS’s in Maths, Further Maths, Physics and Chemistry but soon realised I had had enough of classroom learning and left to find an apprenticeship. I applied for three apprenticeships – one at Morson Projects, one at AstraZenica and one at a local engineering company close to my home. Two were electrical engineering and one was chemical engineering.

3) When did you start your current position?

Jamie: I started my apprenticeship with Morson Projects in August of 2013.

Freyja: I started my apprenticeship with Morson in December 2014 and have been working in the Asset Care department since June 2015 to present.

4) What do you love most about your job?

Jamie: Big question! If I was to say I loved anything about my job it would be the environment in which I work – I get to do something I enjoy and I’m surrounded by people who have become friends and that makes work enjoyable. Alongside this, coming in and learning something new every day as there is that much to learn of my field it makes every day interesting.

Freyja: That my work is varied. Each day can bring something different which keeps things interesting!

5) What is your advice to other young people to make their idea a career?

Freyja:Take every opportunity you can. Work experience is a great way to find out where you fit into this industry as roles are so varied and apprenticeships are brilliant as its hands on learning in the work environment.

Jamie: My advice would be find your field within engineering and once you know, just research as much as you can and find an apprenticeship that suits your desired field. Once you have found something, don’t give up on it and make sure the person in charge of hiring can’t not choose you – you need to stand out from the crowd and offer the company something they need. Other than that, make sure you enjoy every second of your journey.

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