Thinking of a career in Agricultural Engineering?
Kiall Mclaren of Fraser C Robb's gives us a insight
Why did you decide to work within agricultural engineering ?
I wanted to work out in the countryside , on large machinery and to specialize on them . With my job now I have been on most of the islands of Scotland been all over England too.
I get to work on a impressive selection of machinery and have made friends aswell with these people . Every day is a adventure with the added bonus of being paid .
What does a normal day include for you ?
In agricultural engineering there isn't such a thing as a normal day , one day I can plan to be in the workshop and within a coupe of hours I can find my self in Aberdeen fixing a broken down machine ,then not be home for a week .
How long is a normal working day for you ?
On a average day am in the work for 7.45 ready to work and finish at 5 pm .
How much has you job changed since you started out ?
I started off my apprenticeship fixing push lawnmowers now I find myself fixing machines worth £250,000 . But the principles I learn't fixing the lawnmowers are used every day on the bigger machines, I have been given the freedom to shape my career in the direction that I wanted to go .
If you hadn't chosen a career within agricultural engineering what career do you think you would be doing now ?
A draughtsman , I studied hard at high school and got my highers in maths and graphic communication but choose the hands on job