Construction Planner at Laing O'Rourke

Start Date:
Dartford Nationwide
Programme Type:
Sponsored Degree Programme
£18,000 annually
Review Date:
June 2015

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1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:


I am a trainee construction manager currently working in the construction planning department. I work through construction methodology to determine the sequence and duration of activities required to complete a construction project. Working with a number of different functions i get good exposure to the whole of the construction industry.

2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?


Alongside the day job, Laing O'Rourke sponsor my day release degree in Construction management at the University of Greenwich. On top of this it is encouraged to complete as many industry related training courses as possible. As part of the training program, modules are held every 2-3 months to further develop business management and career progression skills.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


Laing O'Rourke are very supportive and i work with a fun and engaging team. The experiences and opportunities available are vast and it is very enjoyable.

4. How valued do you feel by Laing O'Rourke?


The organisation as a whole both at the high level and at an individual team level recognize the importance of 'Young Talent' and offer support when ever is needed

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


The program has drastically improved over the course of the 5 years that i have been on it, regular communications are sent out and support mechanisms are impressive.

6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?


Training is provided by Laing Orourke and support is available when ever required.

6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?


Ditto response to question 6a above

7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?


Salary is reviewed regularly, alongside the reward of a company car part way through the program. Majority of travle expense is covered meaning that the package is attractive and is acceptable

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


An annual Christmas pary is held on Park Lane and volunteering is engouraged by the whole organisation

9. Would you recommend Laing O'Rourke to a friend?


9b. Why?

The opportunity to study for a degree and work simultaneously is not to be missed. The experience is invaluable

10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Laing O'Rourke?

Understand the industry as a whole and make sure that you apply for the correct function. Engineering is not suited to everyone.

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