New recruit Clare gets stuck in.
The 22-year-old is a graduate trainee mechanical engineer. She said: "Having returned in June 2003 from working with Voluntary Services Overseas as a maths and physics teacher in Tanzania for two years, I was eager to get back on the engineering ladder.
"On my return from Tanzania I assumed that because it was two years since I graduated and my applications would be late, I would be ineligible for any graduate recruitment programme.
"AK Engineering Services however felt that my time with VSO was a positive addition to my CV and encouraged me to complete the online application form."
She researched the company and decided to apply after discovering AK Engineering Services' scheme was accredited by a number of professional institutions - including the Institute of Mechanical Engineers.
She travelled from Cardiff to Teesside to take part in an assessment day.
And as a successful applicant, she joined the company a few weeks later.
She said: "I have now been with the AK Engineering Services for almost four months and am working with the Anglian Water Task Force.
"I have been given plenty of early responsibility, got stuck in on site visits and have been sent on various training courses."
In 2004 she will move to process, electrical and business development departments and then out on to site for three months.
She added: "Hopefully by following the AK Engineering Services training scheme I will become a chartered mechanical engineer within the next four years."