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Rhys Satchell, Technician, Atkins



Business area: Infrastructure – Networks and Drainage Engineering

What qualification are you studying towards?: BEng in Civil Engineering 

What made you decide to pursue an apprenticeship? 

I chose an apprenticeship ultimately because I’m a very hands on learner. Being fully immersed in an environment where I’m expected to add value to work makes me perform; it’s a kind of pressure that I enjoy and that has pushed me to achieve. Also, I knew university wasn’t the right route for me to take. I’d got a place at university but knew that the style of learning on an apprenticeship offered suited me better.  

What social, society or CSR activities have you been involved with at Atkins?

Recently with Atkins my team took a volunteer day. This is a paid day where we were able to go to a local charity and help out. We worked alongside the charity to paint and redecorate their offices and they were able to educate us on what they do and the difference they make. It was a really enjoyable day. We were able to get out the office, help other people and have a laugh doing it – they were so grateful and sent over a card with photos of the day which I heavily featured on which was fun! 

What are you most proud of achieving? 

Currently I’m most proud of my skills being scouted for by the Landscape Architecture team in Bristol. We collaborated on a project as they saw the value in the 3D work I had been doing. I’m now in the process of working alongside their team on multiple projects with the view to upskill them and support them going forward. 

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