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Dan engineers his own luck

23 June 2020  |  Jill Lundberg  |  Posted in:

Dan Luck has gained a degree apprenticeship in Civil Engineering at  JBA Consulting, based in Leeds.  JBA is a dynamic and growing environmental engineering consulting company. The company is experiencing great project successes and has been recognised by numerous high-profile industry awards, including the ‘BCIA 2019 Project of the Year’ for their flagship flood defence scheme at the Foss Barrier in York. Foss Barrier in York

Dan feels that this company is ideal for his career aspirations and said: “I want to develop a career as a Civil Engineer in a large organisation. I have always had an interest in the built environment, especially large buildings and the process that is involved from design to completion.  This challenging degree apprenticeship will provide me with the skills and training to develop my career.”

In Year 12, Dan gained valuable work experience at The FT Group (Walter Thompson Ltd) in Northallerton, working as an Assistant Quantity Surveyor. He spent time out on site and in the office helping with calculations using his maths skills.

Dan said: “I am confident using numbers, I have always enjoyed challenging Maths problems.   In Richmond Sixth Form, I took part in the UKMT Senior Maths Challenge.”

Dan also has the essential team-working skills needed for the world of work. He has developed these through playing football at a high standard in the Wearside league. As a junior, Dan played for teams such as Darlington, York City and Hartlepool FC. More recently, he has played in the men’s team at Richmond Town FC.

Dan added: “I am looking forward to getting started in September. I will be attending Leeds Beckett University Leeds Beckett University one day a week but I am not sure, with the current circumstances, whether this will be face-to-face or through online learning.”

Ms Mannion, Careers Leader said: “We are all so pleased for Dan. He has been very focused in finding this apprenticeship. His combination of a strong academic profile, excellent communication skills and self-motivation will ensure he does well in his future career.”

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