New Team Members!

The Story

After a long (and and at times gruelling!) recruitment process, we are happy to announce the arrival of two new graduate design engineers to the team at 48.3 Scaffold Design!

Starting in June, with just a few short weeks of advertising the positions, we had around 200 graduate engineers apply, from all around the world. With such huge interest, the first stage of reviewing applications was particularly hard. A certain degree of ruthlessness had to applied with regard to meeting all of the criteria that had been set. Many strong applications had to be rejected at this stage as it was simply not feasible to interview every promising applicant.

Stage 2 was a round of telephone interviews. Again, almost all of the people we spoke to were impressive, backing up their excellent written applications with good performances in the telephone interview. Another round meant another, even more ruthless, round of rejections for promising engineers. Only the lucky (and talented) few, with the right combination of qualifications, skills, experience and personality made it to the third and final stage of the process.

Stage 3, face-to-face interviews, is of course when you really start to get an idea of how someone might fit into the team. At this stage, everyone had the right qualifications (BEng Honours degree or better in Civil/Structural Engineering) to become a professional engineer, and we were lucky enough that all had some form of relevant experience as well. Of particular interest at the interviews, was the opportunity to discuss in depth the candidates' previous design / project work. Once more, we were very impressed by all of the applicants and had a difficult decision to make. In the end though, there were two candidates that stood out from the rest.

So, without further ado, we can reveal that the two newest members of the 48.3 Scaffold Design team are Luke Hunma and Michael Eager. Both Luke and Michael bring with them previous experience of scaffold design work with scaffolding contractors in the South of England. This experience of working directly with scaffolders, along with their Civil engineering degrees, will prove valuable as they continue their training over the coming months and years.

Michael and Luke share their thoughts on joining the team...

Luke: "It is an honour to be selected from such a large number of candidates. I very much look forward to progressing in my career with what seems to be a very professional team of highly experienced individuals supporting me."

Michael: "Thanks to 48.3 for this opportunity. I am looking forward to working within a team that works to, and expects, the highest standards."

We look forward to working with Michael and Luke as they develop their skills and help 48.3 as we strive to continue to provide the best possible service to all of our expanding client base in 2012 and beyond.