This week’s #lifeatheathrow featured photo is courtesy of Graduate Engineer Ugochukwu Ezeji which captures our Track Transit Systems.
We’ve caught up with Ugochukwu to find out more about his career at Heathrow Airport.
How long have you worked at Heathrow?
Since September 2018
If you had to describe Heathrow in 3 words, what would they be?
Interesting – Fresh – Dynamic
What’s a day in the life of your job really like?
Since starting I’ve had a number of different shifts, alongside the normal 9-5. My role consists of a few days of being at the desk, project work, shadowing different colleagues, training, visiting universities for career fairs, leading sessions and presentations. I’m currently leading a project in the rail department.
What do you enjoy most about Life at Heathrow?
Every day is different, hence why I describe Heathrow as dynamic. There is also the ability to move around and explore different roles, giving you the chance to learn and challenge yourself.
What’s your advice to someone who is thinking about a career at Heathrow?
Be ready to adapt as Heathrow is ever changing and developing, but also be ready to be part of that change and add your own input as the future is made on new ideas.
Favourite spot to take photos at Heathrow?
It’s too difficult to choose one, but airside, the tunnels and the workshop are all amazing spots!
Favourite moment while working at Heathrow?
I’ve had a couple great moments… I have enjoyed all the events with the Graduates during induction and beyond, but the two outstanding ones were: a night shift under HEX which involved observing the re-railing of the track and the second was spending the day with the Airside Engineering Team where I had the chance to see the Concorde and watch different aircraft taking off and landing.
Hobbies? What do you do in your spare time?
I enjoy playing sports, football, basketball and table tennis in particular. I also enjoy creative writing, cooking, debating and trying new things.
Any hidden talents?
I do something called bead-making, which involved making hand-crafted beaded things. I also write and have performed poetry and spoken-word.
More about the #lifeatheathrow series…
Our Social Media and Airport Communications teams are working together to co-ordinate the series and share these great Heathrow moments with the over 1 million followers across the airport’s official channels! Be sure to follow our #lifeatheathrow journey via @Heathrow_Airport on Instagram and @HeathrowAirport on Twitter.
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