Personal pride in our public service

Catherine Cobb

Graduate Traffic Signals Design Engineer

Cath’s overcome a great deal and found a job she loves.

At 48, Cath was the oldest person on Amey’s graduate scheme, but that’s not the only remarkable thing about her. A whole-leg amputee from the age of seven, she’s overcome many difficulties in her life. After a 15-year career break to look after her sister, she was even told she should stay off work and on benefits.

Getting a job at Amey as a trainee technician was a real turning point.

"My confidence grew and I felt like I suddenly had my life back."

Keen to learn more about civil engineering, she asked to combine her work with studying. Two years and an HND (with distinction) later, she joined our graduate path to becoming an engineer.

She now designs traffic signals and is proud to help keep Sheffield’s traffic moving.

"I adore what I do. I’m first in the office and last out at night. I wouldn’t want to work anywhere else. Amey’s broken all the myths about what a disabled person can do. There’s a genuinely inclusive culture here."

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