Structural and Civil Cad/ Revit Internship
Harley Tyce Internship from MidKent College/University of Kent, with Frankham Consultancy Group.
Here Harley describes his experience with Frankham Consultancy Group.
Why did you choose to apply for work at this company?
I came to Frankham asking for work experience in January 2018 as I had recently graduated and had very limited experience in the industry.
Frankham agreed to give me one week of work experience. After I completed my week experience Frankham offered me a job as a trainee CAD/Revit Technician for the Structural and Civils department on of the condition that I went back into education on day release funded by Frankham to expand my knowledge in structural and civil engineering. I agreed to the conditions and
started working at Frankham April 2018.
I then started an 18 month Civil engineering BSc (Hons) degree in September 2018, now half way through the course I have gained valuable knowledge in subjects such as Law, Contracts, Highways, Drainage and project management that I would not have necessarily gained just working as a CAD/Revit technician.
What sort of training and development have you received?
To help me develop Frankham provided me with training for Revit and Civil 3D.
Frankham have provided me with health and safety awareness and CDM courses.
Almost every week Frankham have CPD seminars. Once I have finished my degree Frankham is going to put me on a training scheme to help me achieve IEng MICE.
What are your main responsibilities?
Updating and creating drawings (R.C, Steelwork, Surveys, Roads, Drainage, Defects, Rail)
Creating 3D models
Updating and creating bar bending schedules
Updating the CAD library
Printing and filing drawings
Create drawing issue records
Uploading drawings to clients
Assist with specifying remedial repairs
Assisting with researching available products/equipment
Looking up building regulations and British Standards when required
Did you meet any challenges?
When I was first introduced to RC drawings I found it very difficult to understand and when I asked for help one of the structural engineers explained all the information/possess and another structural engineer provided me with a book that I could refer to that helped me to understand the drawings and why something is designed the way it is.
What do you like about working at the company?
That I’m not making the tea and coffees I get stuck in on real life projects and get a sense of achievement on each project I work on. I don’t sit at a desk every day I often get to put my PPE equipment on and go out on site and see the work first hand.
How do you see your career progressing in the future?
The aim is to eventually become a chartered Engineer.
What advice would you give new graduates hoping to work for the company?
Working hard and having a positive attitude gets you a long way. Never say no to learning new things and always be prepared to go the extra mile.