Clarke, what have you enjoyed most about your role since joining Cubis Systems as a Graduate?
The thing I enjoy most about working at Cubis is the variation, I can honestly say that no two days look the same. There's always something interesting to get stuck into, from projects focusing on the very small details, to projects on an enterprise-wide scale that will improve the overall function of the company. This has helped my continual learning as I get exposure to exciting and new projects on a regular basis. It has also afforded me the opportunity to collaborate with my colleagues on a global scale.
Tell us more about your role and what a normal day might look like?
I'm not sure if there is a ‘normal day’ as such within my role. However, in general I spend about half my time working on data and researching for upcoming projects. A quarter of my working time is dedicated to focusing on our project teams, determining goals, direction and generating solutions. The remainder of my time is spent on the production floor at my base site of Lurgan and regularly across all the sites within the business. The variety of my role is what makes my job so exciting, and I enjoy having the opportunity to travel and visit our sites in the UK, Ireland and beyond.
What opportunities have you been given since joining the business?
Since joining Cubis as a graduate I have really expanded on my skillset, I have learnt how to apply lean engineering techniques, advanced data processing and design for automation. I have also had the opportunity to travel across the business and further afield both carrying out projects and researching future projects. Finally, the most exciting opportunity for me has been playing an active role in managing and implementing large scale projects from the creation of new processes to the design and commission of our new manufacturing facility in England. Looking back on my short career so far, I have had so much opportunity to grow and develop in my career. I look forward to continued opportunities as the business keeps growing.
What advice would you have to other Graduates leaving study this year?
My advice would be don't be afraid to do something different, a lot can change over the course of a degree. My role at Cubis isn't what I had envisioned when I graduated, to be honest I didn’t know these opportunities and a career like this existed. However, I am really happy in my role at Cubis. After throwing myself into the role and working with a proactive attitude, I have found myself in a role that really suits me, where I can see myself continuing to progress.