A career change leads to powerful opportunities

Donald Ferguson

Donald Ferguson, project engineer with Grantham Major Projects Team – WPD

At one point in time, Donald Ferguson owned a wholesale fruit and vegetable store and two florist shops. But he found himself looking for a new challenge. He went back to school to study electrical and electronic engineering. He applied to the Power Academy, an engineering scholarship program in the U.K. that links eight universities and 13 industrial companies to provide financial support, work experience and educational support for students. Ferguson received a scholarship with WPD, and was offered a placement after completing his degree. He joined WPD in 2012. Today, he’s working on construction projects to deliver the company’s maintenance program. But he’s not done learning or taking on new challenges. In the future he plans to further his education to gain more insight into protection systems and equipment.

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