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Interviews with professionals working in the construction industry about how they got to where they are today, and their advice for getting into the industry.

Read our latest Budding Brunels Professional Interview - Mechanical Services Engineer

Chelsie is a Mechanical Services Engineer - Read her story:

This month's interview is with Chelsie Hedges who is a Mechanical Services Engineer at Balfour Beatty Engineering Services. Read about her day to day responsibilities, how she got there and the not so helpful 'advice' that has spurred her on.

Tell us about yourself:

Who are you, what’s your job, and what company do you work for?

My name’s Chelsie Hedges and I’m a Mechanical Services Engineer at Balfour Beatty Engineering Services.

Tell us about your position:

What do you do...

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Read our latest Budding Brunels Professional Interview - Stone Consultant

Robert is a Consultant - Read his story:

Robert Merry is a self-employed consultant with a specialism more interesting then it may sound at first – stone! In the following interview, he tells us exactly what he does and how he ended up working in such a niche part of the construction industry.

Tell us about yourself:

Who are you, what’s your job, and what company do you work for?

I run a small company called The Stone Consultants. Our work includes; project management of sub-contract stone projects – mainly interiors in high end houses in Central London,...

Read our new Budding Brunels Professional - Architectural Assistant

Aleric is an Architectural Assistant working for Grimshaw Architects and has taken the time out to answer a few questions about the role and what it's like to work at a top Archtiectural firm:

Name: Alaric Campbell-Garratt Tell us about yourself:

Who are you, what’s your job, and what company do you work for?

I work for Grimshaw Architects as an Architectural Assistant. I am still qualifying to be an Architect.

Tell us about your position:

Is your role a permanent fulltime one, or part of a graduate scheme? If grad, how does the programme work?

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Read our latest Budding Brunels interview - Architect

Sanaa is an Architect - Read her story:

This month in our Budding Brunels newsletter we are talking to Sanaa Shaikh. Sanaa is an Architect at MAKE Architects in London. Read on to find out what she has done to get to this stage and her advice to her 16-year-old self.

Tell us about your position:

What do you do on a day-to-day basis?

What I do daily can differ hugely. Some days I might be on site with builders inspecting their work, other days I might be making physical or computer models, or involved in workshops with other...

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Read our latest Budding Brunels interview - Surveyor

James is a Graduate Surveyor - Read his story:

In this month’s Budding Brunels newsletter, we’re talking to James Parr, a Graduate Surveyor at DTZ. James shares the path he took to reach his current position, what his role involves and his thoughts for the future.

Tell us about yourself:

Who are you, what’s your job, and what company do you work for?

I joined DTZ in September 2013 as a Graduate Surveyor. Through the Graduate Scheme at DTZ I have had a chance to experience many different aspects of the property industry. I have spent a year in Office...

Industry Interview: Sean Thomas - Civil Engineering Student

Who are you, and how does Construction Youth Trust know you?

I’m Sean Thomas, and I’m currently a student at the City of Westminster College studying a BTEC level 3 extended diploma in Civil Engineering. I know Construction Youth Trust because I completed the Budding Brunels course in October 2014.

Tell us a bit about the specific Budding Brunels project you came on?

I spent 3 days on the Budding Brunels course. The first day we spoke to professionals in the industry informing us of how they got to their position within the construction industry,...

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Carmel's an Architectural Assistant - Read her story:

In this months Budding Brunels newsletter, we’re talking to Carmel Keren, an Architectural Assistant at Fletcher Priest Architects. Carmel will be explaining just what it means to be a fully qualified architect, and letting us all know about what it’s like to work for a major architectural practice.

Who are you, what’s your job, and what company do you work for?

I’m Carmel, I work as a Part I Architectural Assistant for Fletcher Priest Architects. The practice employs around 100...

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Sam's a graduate Energy Engineer - Read his story:

In the monthly Budding Brunels newsletter, we’ve started to interview young professionals working within the Built Environment. In our first feature, we’ve spoken to Sam Benjamin, a graduate Energy Engineer. He’s here to unpick what exactly an Energy Engineer does, and why he’s enjoying his time at major consultancy firm BuroHappold.

Who you are and what’s your job?

I’m Samuel Benjamin and I work for BuroHappold Engineering in the Energy team as a Graduate Energy Engineer. We devise...