This year we have taken on three interns from different universities across the UK, giving them the opportunity to work within a technical consultancy that specializes in the management of man-made and natural hazards across a wide range of industry sectors.
We asked Peter, Lewis and Aya to introduce themselves and to talk about what they have been working on so far. This is what they had to say…
“My name is Peter Booth and I am currently on a 12 week placement at MMI’s Warrington office. I have just finished my third year at Imperial College London, studying for an M.Eng in Chemical Engineering. I have recently completed my first project; the development of a new software tool to visualise the quantitative risk assessment results for clients. This involved developing code in Visual Basic for Applications to run an external piece of plotting software. I chose to intern at MMI because I wanted to experience working for a consultancy and I have already learned some really useful skills.”
“My name is Lewis Williamson and I am currently studying a degree in Civil and Structural Engineering at the University of Aberdeen. I had been looking for an internship as a Consulting Structural Engineer and I met MMI at a careers fair a few years ago and thought several of their areas of work looked interesting. One of MMI’s work areas in structural fire design appealed to me as I have never covered this area of structural engineering at university. Structural fire design is the sector of MMI I am working in and so far it’s been great. I have been given my own project to work on which involves developing a spreadsheet that can predict lateral torsional buckling of beams with 3 sided fire protection exposed to fire. I have also been assisting the PFP team in Aberdeen on the PFP and penetration seals register for a major client.”