When I realised civil engineering involved the creation of big building projects that can have a positive impact on people’s lives I knew it was the career for me.
With that in mind I’m studying for A-levels in double maths, physics and chemistry at St Olave’s Grammar School in Orpington, as this should put me in good stead for my chosen speciality of bridge engineering.
My Arkwright scholarship is provided by the Dyer’s Company Charitable Trust, but because of my special interest in bridges the Rochester Bridge Trust kindly volunteered to give me extra support as my mentor. This has helped me to make useful contacts in the industry and also enabled me to take part in a range of extracurricular activities, including a site visit to the service areas of Rochester’s bridges, exploring under and inside the structures.
People are dependent on infrastructure for everything they do and so I’m very keen to learn more about civil engineering and get as much experience as possible to further my career. Rochester Bridge Trust’s support has been very helpful in this respect and I highly recommend the Arkwright scheme.