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Abeera Shahid describes her positive WSP graduate experience

Abeera Shahid describes her positive WSP graduate experience

 September 20, 2023

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Interested in embarking on an exciting graduate programme that offers a myriad of opportunities? WSP offers this and more. 

Meet Abeera Shahid, an Assistant Engineer for WSP who shares her experience of WSP's graduate development programme.

Passionate about making a difference 

When looking at what inspired her into a career in engineering, Abeera says: "From an early age I have always been passionate about making a difference and contributing to positive change, and realised through engineering that there was a way to accomplish this. My goal was to pursue a field of constant evolution that would allow me to directly impact the world and shape it to be a better place."

Abeera shares that she enjoys the structure of the graduate development programme at WSP. "The clear pathway that it provides supports my personal development and enables me to achieve my goals," she says. "There are also great opportunities for me to connect with fellow graduates who are in a similar position to me."

An inclusive working culture 

Describing the working culture at WSP, Abeera says: "The culture at WSP is very inclusive, and the office environment is fun. I always feel safe in the office as everyone is friendly and willing to help no matter how many questions I ask. Working in an office environment allows me to interact with colleagues and clients, while having the opportunity to work collaboratively with my team and learn new skills."

Promoting sustainable travel 

Abeera feels particularly proud of working on the Bottisham Greenway project as a graduate engineer. "I'm proud of the Bottisham Greenway project, which is part of a network of twelve greenway routes that promote sustainable travel in and out of Cambridge. It's a project that I had a leading role in, from start to finish," she shares. 

"As a graduate I created the Concept Design layout and issued my design for the first stage of the Road Safety Audit. And now, as an Assistant Engineer, I've taken the design through the RIBA 3 Spatial Coordination design phase, also known as the Preliminary Design Stage."

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