#SmashingStereotypes – With Emily Pegge

Emily Pegge at work

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As we continue to celebrate British Science Week, we asked our colleague Emily from Nicholls Colton, part of the CTS group, to share her career in science.

Emily joined Nicholls Colton as a Graduate Geotechnical Engineer in 2019 having graduated with a BSc in Geology from the University of Hull.

Emily shared that she has always had a deep interest in geology and natural physical processes. Her love of working outside and problem solving made engineering really appeal to her.

She especially loves being out in the field and working out how the rock and sediments around her were emplaced or deposited. She enjoys plotting out the geological history of an area and seeing how much it has changed over time.

Generally, she gets to spend most of her time out on site where she is happiest. She leads and supervises ground investigation works prior to a construction project starting. This involves anything from supervising drilling rigs, logging soils and rocks, sample collection and prepping for testing of materials. Her work provides Nicholls Colton and CTS with the information needed to construct logs and reports for clients.

When asked why she would encourage people to consider a career in STEM she said – “it’s never boring and every day is different! It is a good way to develop yourself and allows for independent work and flair. You have so many opportunities to develop, both within a STEM career and within yourself”.

Outside of work Emily is a keen hiker and rock climber, which for someone who’s background is in geology and studying the Earth doesn’t come as a surprise. She also loves reading, music and spending time with her horses.

Are you considering a career in STEM? We will be sharing more about the different roles we have across our company as we continue #SmashingStereotypes in the construction industry. Keep an eye on our careers page for future roles at CTS.

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