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From joinery apprentice to site engineer

George Horsley shares his thoughts on how his experience on the redevelopment of London Bridge station has helped him considerably in his new role.

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George Horsley

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Site engineer

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2.5 years from 2013

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My progression from apprentice to site engineer.

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Working on different stages of the project has made me far more determined to succeed in my career in engineering.

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I was awarded the Sir Albert Costain Memorial Prize this year for my work at London Bridge station.

“I started an apprenticeship in joinery at London Bridge station straight after I left sixth form. I wanted to learn the ropes so began by shadowing other members of the team, who were incredibly supportive and provided some valuable advice. Three years later I decided it was time to expand my skillset and transferred to an engineering apprenticeship. The skills that I had previously developed were transferable and allowed me to adapt very easily to the role. This was a real turning point in my career. I spent around 70% of my time on site and so was exposed to lots of new technology, processes and procedures, which has helped me considerably on my new project since leaving London Bridge.”


The story of Costain at London Bridge
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London Bridge station redevelopment
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