Jack Thorrington

Trainee Technician

It’s a good feeling to be part of such a hard working, dedicated, knowledgeable, and professional outfit.

What do you do all day?

I design electrical systems for highway services. It’s interesting and challenging work and a vital part of designing and building new road systems. It really keeps me on my toes.

What do you like best about your role?

The best thing is working with other specialists from different disciplines where I get to have my say, as my particular field of expertise is valued and respected by the other members of staff.

What qualities do you need to do your job well?

You need to be a good listener. You need to respect other people’s opinions and advice. But most importantly, you must be a team player and know how to co-operate with your own team, and people from different disciplines.

Have you developed personally or professionally since you joined the organisation?

Absolutely. Every day I feel I’m growing as a professional, but just as importantly growing as a person. I work hard to be the best I can be in my job, and the people around me really help me to do that.

Outside of work, what do you get up to?

In the summer I volunteer for a charity called AFASIC, which supports young people with speech and language difficulties. Most suffer with ASD and other elements of autism, so we do lots of outdoor activities such as rock climbing. This helps them to build confidence, learn how to socialise, and work as team by developing their communication skills.

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