Hannah Lee, 19, was recently accepted onto our Early Careers Development Programme as an Apprentice Design Engineer and is the first female member of the team be based in our Hull office.

We caught up with Hannah to find out more.

Hi Hannah, how are you settling in?

I feel I am settling in really well, thank you. Everybody has been really welcoming and approachable.

Whenever I have a question or am unsure there is always someone that spares their time to help me solve and understand it, so it’s proving to be the perfect environment for an Apprentice like me!

What made you chose a career in engineering?

My journey to this role with Morson Projects is comparable to a rollercoaster, a whole load of twists and turns.

Throughout school my favourite (and my best!) subject was Design and Technology, I have always been very interested in designing and was sure that there was a career for me in the engineering sector.

I completed work experience in a civil and structural engineering firm and loved it, this pushed my decision at A-Levels to take mathematics, chemistry and 3D design. I was accepted by all of my chosen universities for various design courses, one of which with an unconditional offer, however on results day I had a setback in confidence due to my mathematics result. I questioned my ability and did a U-turn and started university in September 2021 taking Law due to a previous interest.

I soon realised I was not using my creative flair in design and began searching for a way into my dream career in engineering, which was when I came across the Apprenticeship opportunity at Morson Projects.

Following a successful interview I was asked if I would like to take the position as an Apprentice Design Engineer for Morson Projects. It wasn’t a difficult answer, with my, not so secret, love for aviation and strong passion for design, it was a definite yes!

What are you looking forward to the most?

I have only been with the company for 8 weeks, but can already see the future prospects the company holds. I  attended the Early Careers Day as part of the Early Careers Programme, this was an amazing experience to have so early into my career, it allowed me to meet and learn from other graduates in the early careers programme and gave me an insight into the size and scope of the company and the future that I could have with Morson Projects

Where do you see yourself heading over the next five years?

In five years I will have completed my Level 3 Engineering Design and Draughtsperson and I hope to be well into my degree in engineering.

I aim to be a more confident and capable engineer and to have had the chance to work on a variety of projects that Morson Projects have lined up in the future.

Morson’s Early Careers Development Programme has been created for engineers, by engineers. Designed to attract and retain the best future talent it allows Morson Projects to continue to deliver market leading engineering consultancy solutions to its clients.

Jordan Knapp, Chair of the Early Careers Development Programme, shared:

“Our Early Careers Development Programme has been created for engineers, by engineers. It has been designed to attract, develop and retain the best future talent in our industries to allow Morson Projects to continue to deliver market leading engineering consultancy solutions to our clients.

“We do this by empowering our early careers employees to take ownership of their own continual professional development with a structured career path framework.

“We’re absolutely delighted to have Hannah onboard, she is already proving to be a valuable member of the team, and I look forward to seeing her journey progress, aided by a wealth of knowledge and support around her, here in Hull and across the wider business.”

The programme also gives the company’s senior engineers and previous ‘Early Careers Development Programme’ cohorts an opportunity to share their knowledge and experiences with the next generation of budding engineers in a measured way through a bespoke mentoring scheme.

To find out more about our Early Careers Development Programme >