Gagan Singh is proof that a degree in chemistry can be a solid foundation for any career. When Gagan graduated from Reading with an MChem Chemistry degree in 2014, he took a job in the IT sector.
A year later, he accepted a position with Network Rail on their project management graduate scheme. He gained hands-on experience on several high-profile projects and received training throughout the year-long scheme.
Gagan then accepted a permanent position as a scheme project manager at Crossrail – a £14.8bn project that is currently Europe's largest infrastructure project.
“I've been with Network Rail since September 2015. Project management grabbed my attention because it matched my skillset, which is a combination of communication skills, stakeholder management, analysis and logical reasoning.”