Callum Rhys Hughes
Graduate Assistant Engineer
Joined Andrew Scott Ltd: August – September 2012, June – July 2013 -
Why did you choose Andrew Scott Ltd?
I chose Andrew Scott as it is a local company with a good history on all types of projects and it has always been very prominent in South Wales. I wanted to work for a company that would provide me with challenges and keep me enthusiastic about Civil Engineering.
What projects have you recently worked on?
Luckily, thanks to Andrew Scott’s diverse range of contracts, I have worked on four completely different sites during my placements:
- Rising Main and Elevated Sewer, Welsh Water Dwr Cymru, Bryncoch, Neath.
- Salt Barn, Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council, Baglan, Port Talbot
- Warehouse and Storage Slab extension, Inbev Brewery, Magor Community Centre,
- Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council, Croeserw, Port Talbot.
What do you enjoy about your job?
I enjoy getting involved with the engineering on site. I have been included at every stage of the on-site process which helped me to learn more and become a more competent engineer. Working with a range of subcontractors with different specialities is very fulfilling and informative as I have learnt a great deal from them just by asking what they do and how they do it.
What is your best achievement at Andrew Scott Ltd?
I feel that the amount I have learnt during my placements is my greatest achievement. It has provided me with a level of experience that far surpasses many of my peers from my University course and it is what sets me apart from them.
What training opportunities have Andrew Scott offered you?
Andrew Scott has taken me from being ‘green’ out of University and the training and experience that they have provided has helped me to further understand what I learnt in University and they also taught me many new things which are relevant to my course and helped me during my Master’s degree studies. Working on site with Andrew Scott’s engineers and workforce has helped me to develop a more ‘engineering orientated’ way of thinking which lets me take a more innovative approach to problems I come across in my studies or on site.
What are your future aspirations?
In the next few years I want to become a fully qualified Civil Engineer and become chartered within the next 4-5 years. I want to develop my engineering skills to the point that I can work on prestigious and iconic projects and keep my enthusiasm and excitement for the field of Civil Engineering strong.