My internship helped me realise what career I want in the future

Although I enjoyed my time at Will Rudd Davidson very much, it helped me realise that a career in civil engineering is perhaps not for me after all.

Jay MacDonald from St Andrew’s RC High School, our Glasgow Student of the Year, shares how his internship at Will Rudd Davidson helped him prepare for the world of work.

Internships are so important for helping people my age prepare for the future. We don’t all have the opportunities that students from private schools have, so the paid internships which Career Ready provide help to put you on a more level playing field.

Before I joined the programme, I didn’t have much self-confidence or know much about the world of work. Thanks to the mentoring I received from Brian, who works at Will Rudd Davidson, and my internship at his workplace, I’m now more confident and motivated about my future.

The best part of my time at Will Rudd Davidson was being able to meet new people and develop my team working skills. My colleagues supported me throughout the four-weeks and always helped me when I had any questions about anything. Visiting the construction sites was also a fantastic experience. I think the biggest impact my internship had on me was that it showed me what working in civil engineering is really like.

 

Although I enjoyed my time at Will Rudd Davidson very much, it helped me realise that a career in civil engineering is perhaps not for me after all…it’s saved me from a studying a course for five years which I would’ve turned out to hate.

 

Although I enjoyed my time at Will Rudd Davidson very much, it helped me realise that a career in civil engineering is perhaps not for me after all…it’s saved me from a studying a course for five years which I would’ve turned out to hate. My new plan is to study law at university, as I find subjects such as English much more enjoyable than maths and physics.  

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