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National Apprenticeship Week 2022: Usman Khan

10 February 2022

To celebrate National Apprenticeship Week 2022, a number of BWB apprentices are sharing their experiences and the exciting opportunities apprenticeships can provide during their career.  

Usman Khan is currently in his final year of study at Leeds Beckett University, undertaking a Level 6 Civil Engineering Apprenticeship. Based at our Leeds office, working in the Transport and Infrastructure, he has been involved in a number of exciting, large scale projects during his time at BWB. Here he talks about some of the most notable:

What's been your favourite project to work on since being at BWB?

My favourite project that I have worked on would have to be Golborne Project, due to the simplicity of it and it was fairly quick. I was responsible for producing drawings, specifications as well issue sheets. Alongside this I was responsible for dealing with Wigan Council regarding adoption.

What's been the biggest project you've worked on so far? 

The biggest project that I have worked on to date is Bolsover, which again is another large warehouse job. However, this job consists of two warehouse units. For this project I was responsible for producing drawings, specifications as well issue sheets. 

How do you think your apprenticeship has benefitted you and your career? 

Being an apprentice, has helped improve my understanding of engineering whilst working on live projects. Simply attending University isn’t enough and by undertaking an apprenticeship it allows for the best of both worlds - learning one day a week and then applying the knowledge, skills and behaviours to my day to day. For example, being on an apprenticeship has allowed me to understand how Health & Safety is implemented onto projects; also I can see how things actually look in the flesh rather than over a screen by going on visits to site.

For more information on apprenticeships at BWB, contact our recruitment team at recruitment@bwbconsulting.com.