My name is Alex, and I’ve been a part of the engineering technical services team. What made me want to apply for the intern programme was I want to see how a city works, and the Council is the best place to learn. The best thing about my experience on the intern programme would have to be the opportunity to learn. Our main focus in the engineering technical services team is for the interns to learn as much as they can in the short period of three months. They allow us to learn about not only the technical things, but also personal and professional development and that’s something that is invaluable. I got help from a lot of people. I found a mentor for professional engineering from a graduate engineer, and it was them who helped support me. I think that’s the best thing that any young person can do, is to find someone who can relate to them and who can give them advice.