What I value at Opus is that everyone is treated as a person and not a number.
Opus feels like a close-knit community and since I started 18 months ago, I’ve been offered a lot of support to get to where I am now.
For me gaining experience in different sectors across the company has been useful and being versatile allows me to provide support across the board. Opus encourages its graduates to think outside the box, ask questions and to consider getting involved in things outside of their comfort zone.
Whilst not coming from an engineering background (BSc in Geography with German) I’m proud of what I’ve achieved at Opus so far. This was possible due to the support and training that I’ve had not only from my local office, but from many across the business and I’ve been fortunate to have worked with some very experienced engineers.
I’ve already had the chance to work on some great schemes, including site investigation on the River Thames for the Environment Agency. Other projects have involved work for electrification of the Midland Mainline, public/stakeholder consultations for Hertfordshire County Council and more recently contracts with Network Rail.
There’s been plenty of training available as well as in-house courses and web-based learning (specifically chosen to target areas of interest). I enjoy the balance of site work and office work and recognise the importance of doing both to become a well-rounded engineer.