My Professional Training experience in 5 pics: Jack Egan (Atkins)
Jack Egan, who is studying for an MEng Civil Engineering at Surrey, is currently on Professional Training placement at Atkins’ Civil Engineering & Advanced Technology in Epsom, where he works within the airport engineering team. Here’s just a snapshot of his placement experience.
Top: At Gatwick Airport I oversaw night works from start to finish over six hours. This work involved planing out the existing taxiway surface course and replacing it with a new hot rolled asphalt inlay.
Centre left: I was one of 100 Atkins employees to head off to Les Arcs, France, in January for the company ski trip, which proved to be a great networking opportunity!
Centre right: I got the opportunity to take part in an airfield inspection at Cranfield Airport over a weekend to record pavement distresses across the whole airfield.
Bottom left: While helping to run the Atkins stand at the Big Bang Fair South East 2019 I demonstrated using a Virtual Reality headset and flight simulator chair to land an aircraft – which was featured on Atkins’ Instagram Story.
Bottom right: With the Atkins team at the Big Bang Fair.
"Over the course of my placement year, my role has been to help facilitate the delivery of several different airport-related projects – mainly involving the rehabilitation of airfield pavements."
More about my placement…
During my placement I’ve worked within the Airports Engineering Team which sits under Atkins’ Civil Engineering & Advanced Technology (CE&AT) practice, based in Epsom, Surrey.
Over the course of my placement year, my role has been to help facilitate the delivery of several different airport-related projects – mainly involving the rehabilitation of airfield pavements. This has involved preparing documents and drawings for issue to clients/contractors such as pavement detail drawings, extent of works drawings and defect repair schedules. I’ve also undertaken calculations to design pavements against the different shear stresses that aircraft loads apply during take-off and landing.