Smart Transport Hub expands team with three new apprentices
Transport consultancy, Smart Transport Hub, today announced the appointment of three new apprentices. Hannah Black, Kimia Khatmian, and Abraham Otitoju join the company as part of a government scheme that supports the training, assessment, and work experience of students in the UK.
Smart Transport Hub is partnering with London South Bank University, to provide the apprentices with on-the-job experience, where they will work alongside skilled and knowledgeable transport professionals to learn new skills and gain inside knowledge of the transport industry, while also studying part-time for a BEng (Hons) Civil Engineering degree.
“We received a high volume of interest in the apprenticeship scheme but Hannah, Kimia and Abraham really stood out and impressed us,” said Christian Constantinides, Managing Director of Smart Transport Hub. “This is an exciting opportunity for us as a company; we are not only benefiting from motivated, skilled and qualified talent but also feel we are helping prepare the next generation of transport engineers. Myself and the team will do all we can to ensure these young professionals get the most out of their time at Smart Transport Hub.”
Accredited by the Engineering Council, the apprenticeship will take five years to complete and is the first step to becoming a qualified Civil Engineer. With flexible working options, the apprentices will be working in and out of the London office four days a week, including working closely with customers within local government across London and the UK to gain insight into the current and future challenges within the transport industry.
“Gaining a good range of experience in the application of civil engineering and working in the business world will give me a good starting point for the rest of my career", said Hannah Black about joining the team as a Trainee Consultant. "I have a particular interest in the use of energy and improving humanity's impact on the environment, and the transport industry is responsible for a large proportion of the UK's energy use, so it is an area I would like to see improved.”
“This is a great opportunity for me as I get to learn the academics at university and practice the things I’ve learned at the same time, as well as working alongside amazing and experienced people in the industry and learn from them,” said Kimia Khatmian, about joining Smart Transport Hub today as a Trainee Consultant. “I’m looking forward to learning about road construction and working on site. I’ve always been passionate about transport and making cities more accessible for people. Creating safe places for people to cycle and walk is one of my favourite topics. I’m passionate about the industry and where it’s heading."
“I see this apprenticeship as an opportunity to contribute to the vision and mission of civil engineering infrastructure and maintenance projects," Abraham Otitoju comments about his new position as a Trainee Consultant. "I’m looking forward to improving my operational and application skills and this opportunity ensures I’m able to gain civil industry experience, qualifications, and exposure to different aspects of electrical and mechanical engineering.”
Megan Lightfoot, Marketing Manager, Smart Transport Hub
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