AMD Environmental’s chief goal is to provide each of our clients with energy-efficient engineering solutions, so it’s natural that sustainability is a large motivation for us, but sustainability goes far beyond our current team working on our current projects. We’re passionate about looking ahead and making sure not only that we’re ready to help solve the problems of the future, but also inspire the next generation that could one day be leading AMD’s mission. One of the best ways we can do this is through not only offering opportunities for newly qualified engineers and apprentices, but also through offering work experience to get young people interested in the sector from a young age.

Our most recent work experience team member, Tazmin, joined us for a week’s experience in our Dartford office. She is currently preparing for her GCSE’s in English, Maths, Science, Geography, Food Technology, and Sports Studies, and hopes to enter a career in the latter. Tazmin came to us looking for experience in an office environment and to get a taste of what life in a real working office is like – we may not have lured her completely from her plans of a career in sports, but after a week with AMD she would now consider a future in an office or in the construction industry.

In her week with us, Tazmin assisted both the Commercial and Accounts department and undertook an array of activities to include;

  • Drawing take offs
  • Review of Sub Contractor Applications and raising Payment Certificates
  • Electronic filing of commercial documentation
  • Involvement in meetings regarding cost consultant queries and assisting with responses / substantiation back to the client.
  • Assisting Accounts with shredding of confidential information
  • Assisting Accounts with filing of invoices
  • Assisting with collating / formatting of a draft final account


Out of these activities, Tazmin enjoyed carrying out the take offs the most. She found drafting the Sub-Contractor payments certificates the most mundane task and went on record to say shredding and boiling the water for Paul Maulkin’s ‘Ginger & Beetroot fruit tea’ was more interesting! We don’t know about that, but it sounds like a role in the mechanical and electrical engineering industry could fit Tazmin nicely one day.

We’d like to thank Tazmin for her hard work and efforts in her time spent with us and a special thanks for Victoria for coaching and looking after her during the week. We look forward to more opportunities to show the next generation the ropes of AMD Environmental, and hopefully inspire a new batch of energy and carbon reduction pioneers along the way.