I had taken various career routes and done a degree in archaeology a decade earlier before finding a job advert for a junior field engineer at LEAP in the local paper.
That was more than three years ago, and since then I have been a Field Engineer – a job that varies hugely from day to day whether it’s in the office or outside in every kind of weather. My responsibilities range from groundwater sampling and monitoring the office’s equipment supplies to supervising cable percussion drilling, writing reports and running verification jobs.
My time so far with Leap has presented me with plenty of challenges but also plenty of rewards. Leap is a company that looks after its employees and makes them feel part of a team – regular social events such as camping, hikes and even a weekend in Iceland have given us a chance to spend time with each other out of our muddy site gear!
Personal development is hugely encouraged at Leap; I started from the bottom of the profession ladder with no relevant qualifications and gained experience and training as I went. With the help of LEAP, I am now in my final year of a part time MSc in Water, Waste and Environmental Engineering which will enable me to become a qualified engineer and give me plenty of scope for progression within the industry.