Building Foundations: Jack Smith
Today we catch up with Jack Smith, one of our Junior Engineering Technician, working in Webb Yates Engineers’ London Office. He studying part time for his End Point Assessment and quite likes the WFH life.
How long have you been at Webb Yates Engineers?
I’ve been working at Webb Yates Engineers for two years as an apprentice, and I’m currently working towards successfully completing my End Point Assessment.
Which Webb Yates Engineers project that you’ve worked on are you most proud of and why?
Potters Field, which is a six-storey cantilevering glulam structure. This was my first tricky project which I started and finished by myself. I was very pleased and happy with how the 3D details came out.
Where did you study?
I completed my Technical baccalaureate at Dartford UTC, which included a Level 3 extended diploma in Engineering, back in 2016. While I’m working at Webb Yates I also part-time studying at London South Bank University for my End Point Assessment to become an Engineering Technician of the ICE. I go to (online meetings at the moment) the University every Monday.
How does it feel to be locked down in the largest urban centre in western Europe?
Feels good to me, working from home is the way forward!
Why did you choose a career in engineering?
I like problem solving and the variety of work, as a profession it’s very rewarding and enjoyable. And it doesn’t pay too badly either.
What are your ambitions for the future?
Right now, I want to complete my studies so that I become a Senior Engineering Technician.
What is your favourite album, film and novel?
Film: Hot Fuzz
Album: The Weeknd – Starboy
Novel: I think the only novel I’ve read is Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck.