Why did you become an engineer?
I grew up on a farm in Monmouthshire South Wales. My Dad was an engineer and he used to repair a lot of machinery so I virtually grew up in his workshop. At school, I was good at Maths, Physics and those kinds of subjects. I was always going to work with technology in a hands-on role and I gravitated towards computer systems. I love to develop and build things, which is a neat way of explaining what engineering is.
What do you most like about working for Firstco?
Most companies claim to be people focused but Firstco really deliver on that. We recruit very well, employing people with a similar ethos. We look after people and there’s a lot of focus on training and development. Since joining, I’ve got an accreditation in Project Management and have also become a Chartered Engineer.
Is Firstco social?
The company looks after us very well by organizing a varied amount of social events. The nature of our work means staff split off into teams on projects so the social events mean we get to know each other. They include annual events such as a summer picnic and Xmas party plus everything from sport and film to theatre.
How has Firstco changed since you joined in June 2013?
Firstco has grown in size with a lot more staff and larger higher status projects. Our industry works on reputation and track record and Firstco is going from strength to strength.