We are proud to announce that we have been supporting a record-breaking number of early careers employees in the past 12 months and are starting 2023 with an incredible 62 across the company – almost doubling last year’s figures. 

Chris Burke, Executive Director, explains more:

“Morson Projects pride ourselves on our commitment to supporting the professional and personal development of all our employees.

“It has been at the core of our 40+ year heritage and the formalisation of this culture through our ‘Early Careers Development Programme’ enables Morson Projects to continue leading the way with growing the UK’s top engineering talent of the future, supported by our in-house operational ‘enabling’ teams such as IT, HR, finance, commercial, compliance and business development.

“We are starting 2023 with 62 early careers employees within the business, with plans to increase this by another 40% over the next 12 months; these numbers are defined by people who are enrolled onto funded College and University courses and supported by our in-house trained mentors.”

Early Careers Development Programme Engineers
Image: Some of the Early Careers Engineers at a recent workshop in Manchester

Jordan Knapp, who is Chair of the Early Careers Development Programme, added:

“The Early Careers Development Programme has evolved considerably over the past year in line with the increased demand of our clients and business. The proven success of the programme so far means it will continue to grow with more funding and mentor support to capture all areas of the business in 2023 and beyond.”

“With our various learning pathways we are developing tailored plans for each individual, providing them with plenty of opportunity to develop and grow in their chosen field.

“Our programme focusses around the development of technical competence and core skills relevant to the individuals role and aspirations.”

We caught up with some of our early careers team, past and present, to find out how they are enjoying their careers so far:

Senior Commercial Officer

Hannah Worden
Senior Commercial Officer
Hannah graduated in 2022 with a First Class Honours Degree in Quantity Surveying from the University of Salford.

“I love the varied nature of my role and the clear route for progression following my recent graduation.

“I’m grateful to work with an amazing group of people who have supported me throughout my degree and encouraged me to do my best in every assignment and exam.

“I hope that my newfound knowledge will provide me with opportunities to grow more within my current role as well as creating a stepping stone into other areas of the business.”

Graduate Design Engineer

Justin Bosworth
Graduate Design Engineer
Justin graduated in 2019 with a First Class Honours Degree in Mechanical & Energy Engineering from the University of Hull.

“Engineering has always been my dream career as it’s something I have naturally taken an interest in. Morson Projects’ Early Careers Development Programme has defined direction and progression and it’s been so refreshing that the company are inclusive of older graduates looking for a career change.

“My favourite part of this job has to be the variety of the work and the satisfaction of producing something substantial. Morson Projects in general is a great company to work for. Everyone seems really happy to be working here which is a massive boost to morale. But let’s be honest, designing top tier aircraft, is a pretty cool job to have!”

Early Careers Engineering Technician

Joe Baker
Engineering Technician
Joe is currently studying a HND in Construction and the Built Environment (Civil Engineering) at Lincoln College having previously completed his HNC in the same subject.

“I have surprised myself with how quickly I am learning and progressing. I feel very settled in my role and am positive about my future prospects. It is great to feel like I have achieved something at the end of each working day, especially as each project we work on is so different.

“I would say if you were considering taking a route into construction or any other STEM subject, it is important to think about what interests you the most. I have seen first-hand how the roles can be so varied, creative and rewarding.”

Early Careers Design Engineer

Hannah Lee
Apprentice Design Engineer
Hannah is currently studying for her Level 3 Engineering Design and Draughtsperson at Hull College.

“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!

“I recently attended the Early Careers Day as part of the Early Careers Development Programme, this was an amazing experience to have so early into my career, it allowed me to meet and learn from other graduates on the programme and gave me an insight into the size and scope of the company and the future that I could have with Morson Projects.”

Early Careers Systems Engineer

Joe McGuire
Systems Engineer
Joe graduated in 2022 with a First Class Honours for his BEng (Hons) in Electrical & Electronic Engineering at the University of Central Lancashire.

“Completing my degree and achieving a First whilst working full-time on demanding projects, is something I’ll always be proud of. I’m thrilled with the end result and overall achievement – the hard work paid off!

“Morson Projects have fully supported and encouraged me throughout this journey. The continued support from the management and my colleagues has definitely contributed to the success that I have achieved, and for that, I’m truly grateful.”

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