Lisa currently works on secondment in the North East and recently became the 14,000 member of the CIHT
I decided to Join WA after learning the opportunities that could present themselves and the different types of secondments would allow for rewarding challenges. If I am honest I didn’t know an awful lot of how secondments worked, so did a lot of research and liked the idea of working in a variety of companies on a variety of projects of different scales.
WA have helped me become a Technician who can now contribute to design problems and be responsible for technical input for a variety of problems. They have supplied training for multiples of software including civil 3D. I have also completed a BSc (hons) and am currently studying MSc of which I am now utilising my knowledge training up the new technicians in CAD and Civil 3D.
I have had the pleasure of two great secondments, one for a consultancy and my present one in a local Authority and both have presented varied workloads and projects which has resulted in learning something new nearly every day. The variety of projects, whether small or large has kept secondments interesting with new challenges presenting themselves daily and having the pleasure of conquering them.
One of the projects I am currently working on is A19 Enterprise Zones, which involves Upgrading of Nissan way to dual carriageway, Construction of new Turbine way / Barmston Lane link road and a new link road from Nissan Way to A1290. (image courtesy of Sunderland CC)
The best aspect for working for WA is the support network, there is always someone within the company to offer help and advice or able to mentor to help develop skills.
I would highly recommend working for WA if someone is looking for a supportive company that cares about your career and where your aspirations lie and help you achieve them.