Quest is an international transfer program which connects Arcadians from all over the world. Quest is sponsored by the Lovinklaan Foundation. Every week we are highlighting one of the stories our employees who went on an exchange. In this blogpost we cover the Quest story of Robert Feng who traveled from Shanghai (China) to London (UK).
Why did I apply for a Quest
The reason I applied for a Quest was that I would like know more about the different ARCADIS business lines in London (including PM/QS/BA). In addition, the Quest program is also a good way to broaden my horizon, and understand different culture and work style between the UK team and the Chinese team.
“The Quest program is also a good way to broaden my horizon, and understand different culture and work style between the UK team and the Chinese team!”
Highlight of my quest experience
One of the highlights of my Quest experience was that I had the chance to communicate with colleagues from different service lines to know more about the different kinds of ARCADIS services. Additionally, I also was given the opportunity to give a presentation to share my view on the project experience, and highlight the communication differences between China and UK when working on and delivering a project.
My Quest in one word
It was a ‘wonderful’ experience!
Learnings and experiences
1.The acknowledgement that health and safety guidelines (HSE) are one of most important parts of project. I have gained some good insights of the implementation of HSE management through the sites visit in UK which I can apply to HSE management in Shanghai.
2. Getting a better understanding of the importance of value engineering, and how it can be done more effectively in early stage of the process, with all the related consultant involved to provide support.
3.The exchange enhanced the sense of client focus for me, knowing how to advise client needs with our solutions and exception outcome.
The international transfer program Quest, which connects Arcadians from all over the world, is sponsored by the Lovinklaan Foundation.