Read below to find out more about Katie's experience as a Consultant here at Ricardo.
I initially joined Ricardo as an intern in the Water & Environment practice and became a permanent member in November 2017.
Shortly after, I attended my first Young Professionals training session of the programme, which was an excellent gateway into learning how a consultancy operates, including the business and commercial aspects. I found the programme gave me what I needed to begin my career in environmental consultancy and the training days are a fantastic way to meet other new starters in the company and learn more about how other teams operate and what work they are involved in.
For me, it is the wide range of work that is the most appealing and enjoyable factor about working in consultancy, especially as a recent graduate.
Since joining, I have been involved in a range of projects, from Water Resource Management and Drought Plans, to a variety of environment surveys including flow monitoring and pollution incident response. I have also been given opportunities to work on a number of energy and air quality projects with teams in other business areas which has enabled me to expand my capabilities and also meet colleagues from across the company.