- 28th October 2020
- Posted by: Miranda Pont
- Category: Blog
Our colleague Sabrina, a recent graduate, has been telling us about the reasons she chose our Graduate Scheme and has been sharing some of her experiences so far.
On average, you will spend 40 years of your life or 80,000 hours, working. The thought of this really drove me to consider what my interests were, the skills I have and what I believe would be valuable beyond my ‘work life’. Having studied economics and geography, I was keen to continue the academic lessons learnt and utilise the insights from interdisciplinary learning in a practical medium. As a result, I was immediately drawn to environmental consultancy at JBA as it actively incorporates environmental research alongside client needs therefore, producing a varied and interesting workplace. This is in addition to an incredibly friendly company culture which has been evident from the interview stage and throughout my time at JBA so far.
Collaboration is key to all work done at JBA and the importance of it is promoted throughout projects. It has been incredible to receive support from both others on the graduate scheme and from more experienced team members from offices across the UK, especially for someone who has just joined the company and industry. With many offices, a range of work also comes through. This has been great for learning new skills, such as GIS, and for exploring different areas of interest, such as flooding, natural capital assessments and, for myself personally, the role of economics within the environmental sector. Additionally, there is a range in the scale of projects; from local UK based to country-wide, international work, which all also provides further scope for learning, developing different skills and working with new people.
It has been incredibly rewarding to support projects which are having practical implications to people close and far. Moreover, working with other JBA team members has really solidified my initial conceptions of the supportive and friendly environment and it is truly lovely to work with people who have the same interests and wider goals for the world as yourself.
Want to know more?
Applications for graduate positions in our Environment and Sustainability, and Water Management/Geoscience teams are now open, with interviews and appointments following in the New Year. Applications for graduate positions in our Engineering and Software/Systems Development teams are also open for applications and will remain open throughout 2021.
Visit our graduate recruitment web pages to find out more information about our flexible scheme and apply now.