Name: James Regan
Now works as: Geo-Environmental Engineer (Contaminated Land)
Now works for: Sirius Midlands Ltd
"I finished my BSc in Environmental Science at Bangor after three great years of studying (and some occasional socialising). The course was really enjoyable and I especially liked the modules which involved chemistry, although I also really liked being out & about on field trips!
"After graduating I went on to do an MSc, before starting work with an engineering consultancy in Nottingham. This started a career as a geo-environmental engineer, which involves investigating contaminated land sites. This is a brilliant job which involves lots of site work, travel and technical challenges which make every day different and exciting. The best part is when I drive past a new housing development or office site and know that my hard work helped to make it habitable again.
"I’ve been really lucky with my job as it is a near-perfect blend of all of the things that interested me during my academic studies. It is also quite well-paid and the opportunities for keen and hard-working people are amazing (I was awarded the Society of Environmental Engineers ‘Young Environmental Engineer of the Year Award 2011’!)."