Matthew Leese

Matthew joined the business as a new graduate after completing his degree at Sheffield Hallam University and he is now benefiting from Capula’s graduate programme. As Capula is a corporate partner of the IET he soon hopes to progress towards becoming a Chartered Engineer. Here he gives his observations and impressions of the business so far.

 

Have you always been interested in engineering?

Yes, from a young age. I first started studying mechanical engineering at school and then moved towards electrical, which is the field of my degree.

What do you do now?

As a Hardware Engineer, I am currently working on a large scale building management. My role involves production of documentation and drawings for the design of the system, in order to do this I am in regular contact with their customer regarding their requirements and specifications. I am constantly involved in other projects and therefore manage my time in order to meet the delivery requirements of the projects.

What is the most fulfilling aspect of your role?

Seeing my work move from design to build and eventually dispatch to customer sites. Having visibility of a project through cradle to grave is important and extremely rewarding.

What are your first impressions of the graduate scheme?

I’ve been really impressed by the scheme as I get to meet other graduates from the wider Imtech businesses and we are regularly taken off site for ‘toolkit’ seminars. These equip us with essential skills needed to progress in our roles, such as team working and leadership.

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

I’ve recently been involved in a University project to prototype a home automation system that can control variables such as temperature, lighting, access & security features. These technologies have the potential to be used in domestic and business situations as automated operations can help reduce running costs and even improve security within the home/office environment.

At home, my first car (a Classic Mini) is now a project and needs plenty of attention, which keeps me busy at the weekends!