My name is Daniel and I’m a fourth year Civil Engineering Degree Apprentice.  I’m currently working in M2 Transportation while studying for a BEng in Civil and Infrastructure Engineering at the University of Warwick.

Why did you choose an apprenticeship?

I chose a degree apprenticeship as I wanted to improve my long-term career prospects while continuing to earn a wage.  Having worked for five years prior to starting with Murphy, transitioning to a student lifestyle was not very appealing. 

What do you enjoy about the apprenticeship?

Working as a site engineer, I enjoy the combination of working on site and in an office.  The different environments and people I work with daily keep things fresh and interesting as days are rarely the same.

What is it like to be an apprentice at Murphy?

I began the apprenticeship working on HS2 with LME where I worked on a range of work packages for over 2.5 years.  The most interesting of these being the utility installations and diversions for the new HS2 Curzon Street Station in central Birmingham.  I have since been working on East West Rail for nearly nine months before completing my first rail blockade in January 2022 at the Kilsby Tunnel which was a great experience.

Working for Murphy has been great so far as they treat everybody equally and provide good learning opportunities by being unafraid to expose apprentices to all manner of different works.  The trust and responsibility I have been granted has really helped with my development since joining.

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