We spoke to Lewis Harrison, Electrical Technician with AECOM
Can you describe your role in a few words?
I am a member of the Rail Electrification and Power Engineering team, and my role involves creating designs for the railways for Network Rail.
What were you doing prior to your Apprenticeship?
I was an apprentice at an electronics company, manufacturing LED circuit boards for avionics and other military services.
What was your perception of the industry before you started your apprenticeship?
I have always been interested in the engineering sector, but I didn’t really have any knowledge of the construction and design elements of railways.
What interested you in joining AECOM?
I’ve been interested in electrical engineering and wanted to do it on a larger scale which led me to the rail industry.
What are the key things you’ve learnt so far in your job?
- CAD software
- Railway electrical equipment
- Electrical circuit drawings
What is the most exciting part of your role?
I really enjoy carrying out on site surveys on the railway.
Have you worked on the HS2 project through your apprenticeship?
I have not directly worked on HS2 myself however I have assisted others on designs.
What would you like to do after completing your apprenticeship?
After my apprenticeship, I would like to further my electrical engineering knowledge within AECOM as I am enjoying working in the rail industry.