I am an undergraduate studying Geological Sciences at the University of Leeds, currently on a placement year with Leap Environmental as part of my course. I applied for the placement with LEAP to gain experience working in the geo-environmental industry. My job involves a great deal of hands on site work ranging from gas and water monitoring to supervision of drillers and rigs. A fast-paced environment and every changing rota keeps the job interesting and exciting, and no day is ever the same. LEAP is a very personal and friendly company to work for who provide endless opportunities for me to develop my skills. There are often social activities organised with staff in all offices, varying from pub drinks to paintball! This really makes you feel valued as a member of the team and is a great way of making friends with everyone in the company.