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New Apprentice – Jakub

Here at Galldris, we are firm believers that apprenticeships are the best way to provide opportunities for young people and to create the future generation of talent for our business.

We are delighted to announce that Jakub Strawcznski has become the latest addition to the Galldris Apprenticeship Programme.

Jakub has joined us on a Level 3 Apprenticeship as a Civil Engineering Technician and will be working on the £1.2bn North London Heat and Power Project (NLHPP).

The NLHPP is a sustainable waste hub at Edmonton EcoPark that will include state-of-the-art waste management and recycling facilities to help boost recycling rates and divert waste from landfill.  The project is part of North London Waste Authority’s (NLWA) efforts to drive recycling rates in north London up by 50%.

Jakub had the following to say about himself and the role: “I have just started working for Galldris and they are going to support me through a Level 3 Apprenticeship as a Civil Engineering Technician during which time I will be providing technical support to engineers and other construction professionals. Skills4Stem will be my training provider.

Recently I did a week-long work experience at Galldris which I really enjoyed, I liked the company and its employees. I thoroughly enjoyed my work placement at Galldris and I was delighted when an apprenticeship position was offered to me. I like the idea of earning whilst working and learning, and an apprenticeship helps me to do that.

After completing my Level 3 apprenticeship, I hope to be able to progress into a degree level apprenticeship in Civil Engineering.

In my free time I watch and play sports, I mainly watch football and Formula 1. On weekends or days off I play football and cycle.”

A Civil Engineering Technician provides technical support to engineers and other construction professionals in the design, development, construction, commissioning, decommissioning, operation or maintenance of the built environment and infrastructure.

 

Technicians will be required to have a broad skills base to work in areas which include sustainable construction, structural integrity, geotechnics, materials, tunnelling, marine and coastal engineering, water, waste management, flood management, transportation and power.

A Civil Engineering Technician’s work may involve:

  • Design – assisting in the development of technical solutions by producing design models, calculations, reports and drawings, surveying a site, using appropriate analysis and relevant codes.

 

  • Analysis – using appropriate software systems and other data gathering tools and tests to solve technical problems.
  • Project delivery – contributing to planning, managing work schedules, budgets and deadlines, and ensuring outputs comply with client and industry specifications, standards and guidance.

 

  • Site engineering – operating quality systems and Health, Safety and Risk Management procedures and checking specified technical aspects of site activities.

David Wake, Galldris Apprentice Manager said “The past year has been very difficult for young people, and its quite a breath of fresh air to witness the attitude and enthusiasm that Jakub has shown so far. The three-year course will give Jakub a career in the construction industry and the opportunity to progress further. He will be supported by Galldris, his colleagues and myself in gaining the required skills and qualifications.”

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