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In 2020, we have welcomed 10 extraordinary young engineers to our Graduate Program.

Bringing their passion, humour, enthusiasm to learn and excel in their chosen career path, we are all super excited to have them on board.

Our purpose at ADP is ‘Creating Great Environments with Great People’, determining the potential of what a ‘great environment’ can be. We go beyond the boundaries in engineering and design to deliver the best solutions for the community and our clients.  Equally we have created a business with ‘great people’, empowering our brilliant talent pool of engineers to do what they do best; design and innovate.

The ADP leadership team, who are hands on in the day to day business are always available to give support, guide and mentor our people. They are thrilled with our new additions to the team, and the energy and ideas they bring to the team.

We are also proud that for 2020, we have had a 40% intake of female engineers, an outstanding achievement with the statics showing only 16.8% of those graduating from engineering degrees are female.

To give you an insight into our young engineers we took part in a fun Q & A.

Anusha Krishnan

Sustainability

Q. Why did you choose to work at ADP?
A. The working environment at ADP is very friendly and helpful. The team really help you learn your tasks and make working super fun. The workshops and weekly meetings on different topics is very informative and helps us grow.
Q. What’s been your favourite part of your ADP experience?
A. I have really enjoyed the office parties and fundraisers but my favourite experience is the weekly sustainability meeting where we discuss climate change and the actions that we can take.
Q. What is the favourite part of your day?
A. The time when I go to get coffee and have a quick chat with everyone around.
Q. If you could have a superpower what would it be?
A. To control the weather according to my mood.

Simon Hodgson

Electrical

Q. Why did you choose to work at ADP?
A. I completed work experience here in 2017 and enjoyed working with the people so much I came back!
Q. What’s been your favourite part of your ADP experience?
A. Visiting the share control centre with the electrical team to look at good electrical practices that Tom Nutting supposedly designed.
Q. What is the favourite part of your day?
A. When lighting suppliers come in and bring lunch.
Q. If you could have a superpower what would it be?
A. Reading people’s minds so I can plagiarize other people’s ideas and claim them as my own.

Mojthaba Yaqobi

Fire Protection

Q. Why did you choose to work at ADP?
A. To advance my career in a great environment.
Q. What’s been your favourite part of your ADP experience?
A. Site inspections – seeing what you have designed is very rewarding.
Q. What is the favourite part of your day?
A. All of it!
Q. If you could have a superpower what would it be?
A. Control time because you would be invincible.

Shruti Govinda Rajan

Sustainability

Q. Why did you choose to work at ADP?
A. I have first hand experienced all of ADP’s points of culture. It’s motivating, fun and exciting.
Q. What’s been your favourite part of your ADP experience?
A. I thoroughly enjoy all the training programmes, the lunch and learns – makes you feel accomplished and helps to tick the boxes of your goals.
Q. What is the favourite part of your day?
A. Between 10:00 AM – 12:00 noon – everyone is quiet, working at top efficiency. Lunch time is great too – Food!
Q. If you could have a superpower what would it be?
A. Teleportation, hands down. Saves time, saves money and most importantly – cuts down on my carbon footprint!

Matthew Kefaloukos

Vertical Transportation

Q. Why did you choose to work at ADP?
A. The opportunity to grow and make a difference. Also the people and culture are awesome. I really resonate with ADP values.
Q. What’s been your favourite part of your ADP experience?
A. Social events and team catch ups.
Q. What is the favourite part of your day?
A. Great banter around the office. Drinks and snacks on Fridays.
Q. If you could have a superpower what would it be?
A. Heat things with my hands so I can boil my own tea!

Mihili Wanigasekara

Electrical

Q. Why did you choose to work at ADP?
A. Because I’ve always been interested in engineering consulting/building designing.
Q. What’s been your favourite part of your ADP experience?
A. Learning various design methods and something new every day. Also all the social activities.
Q. What is the favourite part of your day?
A. Coming to work and meeting my colleagues in the morning and having nice chats.
Q. If you could have a superpower what would it be?
A. To help people struggling in life/fly.

Simon Lu

Mechanical

Q. Why did you choose to work at ADP?
A. The great corporate culture and environment combined with interest in the building services industry.
Q. What’s been your favourite part of your ADP experience?
A. The great collaborative and learning environment.
Q. What is the favourite part of your day?
A. Friday snacks!!
Q. If you could have a superpower what would it be?
A. Create more hours in the day

Monash Kumar

Fire Protection

Q. Why did you choose to work at ADP?
A. The culture and the opportunities the ADP rovides.
Q. What’s been your favourite part of your ADP experience?
A. The people and having the opportunity to work alongside professional individuals on various projects.
Q. What is the favourite part of your day?
A. When I can go off on various site visits and gain practical experience.
Q. If you could have a superpower what would it be?
A. Stop time.

Lin Ye

Hydraulic

Q. Why did you choose to work at ADP?
A. The corporate culture and the warm welcome by ADP staff really attracted me to join this lovely family.
Q. What’s been your favourite part of your ADP experience?
A. The patience of all engineers mentoring me is my favourite part of my experience. My favourite part of the day is telling my mentors that I have confidently finished my tasks and seeing their satisfied smiles.
Q. What is the favourite part of your day?
A. The time I finish all my tasks before COB is another favourite part of my day. My favourite experience in ADP is the Christmas party we had last year. I really enjoyed it. Although it was extremely hot that day, I really enjoy  being part of the ADP family.
Q. If you could have a superpower what would it be?
A. To learn everything in a second.

Matthew Leigh

Mechanical

Q. Why did you choose to work at ADP?
A. ADP is a relatively new company so there are no out of date traditions. Great culture!
Q. What’s been your favourite part of your ADP experience?
A. Making new friends and learning new things.
Q. What is the favourite part of your day?
A. Enjoy the mornings when it’s quiet and you can focus well.
Q. If you could have a superpower what would it be?
A. To fly!