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Cohort of Undergraduate Civil Engineers start their Cappagh placements

Cohort of Undergraduate Civil Engineers start their Cappagh placements

Amelia Lambert, one of those joining the scheme

Cohort of Undergraduate Civil Engineers start their Cappagh placements

Ryan Spray on a new development site in Portsmouth Water’s region where Cappagh lay new water mains and services.

Cappagh has recently welcomed in two Undergraduate Civil Engineers for their placement year.  Placement opportunities provide real-life industry experience for students whilst also giving Cappagh a useful resource.

Amelia Lambert, one of those joining the scheme said, “I have taken on the Undergraduate Placement Engineer role based in Wimbledon working on the contract on behalf of Thames Water. I am studying Civil Engineering at Portsmouth University and have taken up placement year to gain real-life industry experience whilst also applying what University has taught me.

My placement role entails a variety of works including site visits, meetings, planning jobs, and also many meetings with colleagues and clients to understand what is required for each job. My first month with Cappagh has been very varied where I have been able to see the whole range of works that Cappagh does daily. This is a great opportunity that I know is stretching me further. 

I look forward to taking on a project of my own to gain full knowledge and understand the process from start to finish.”

Ryan Spray, the second Undergraduate who recently commenced his placement based in Havant working within the Infrastructure team on behalf of Portsmouth Water said, “I’m currently studying Civil Engineering at Portsmouth University where I have been local to all my life. I’m looking forward to working around parts of Hampshire and West Sussex where I grew up.

For my placement year, I’ll be doing a mixture of office work and getting out on-site to gain experience for the working world. My role covers a wide range from Quantity surveying aspects to planning work for the year ahead and even further into the future. I have been at Cappagh for the last month and have already experienced a great deal. I have seen and been part of projects from the first site visit, planning in the office, and seen them to near completion which I am very proud of. Working with a high-quality team at a fast pace has really given me a great insight into the profession I have been studying for over the last three years.

I look forward to each day gaining more knowledge and providing a professional service for Cappagh and hopefully taking on bigger projects soon”.

Cappagh has been working in partnership with Portsmouth University since 2015, providing technical placements on an annual basis. Matt Guest, Managing Director of Cappagh Contractors said, “We are firm supporters of providing opportunities for Undergraduates to spend a year in industry with us.  It is fantastic to be playing a part in encouraging the potential Civil Engineers of the future to join the industry.  They take away so much from their placement year and we see them grow and develop during their time with us.  We make sure we provide each Undergraduate with real accountabilities and targets to provide a developmental experience, but with the appropriate support structure in place.”

Ryan Spray on a new development site in Portsmouth Water’s region where Cappagh lay new water mains and services.

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Cohort of Undergraduate Civil Engineers start their Cappagh placements

Amelia Lambert, one of those joining the scheme

Cohort of Undergraduate Civil Engineers start their Cappagh placements

Ryan Spray on a new development site in Portsmouth Water’s region where Cappagh lay new water mains and services.

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