1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
IT Project management, updating documentation, supporting existing business systems, business system improvements and enhancements, helping others with existing projects and workloads.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
Developed skills of general software (e.g. Office package) as well as more specialist systems (e.g. SAP). Project management skills, document control/updates, IT service management (change processes)
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
Varied tasks and jobs, opportunity to work with wider business with people in varied job roles. Opportunity to travel to other sites and offices around country.
4. How valued do you feel by Laing O'Rourke?
Valued member of team, treated on same level as more experienced employees. Good company benefits, feel valued member of staff.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
Training logbook with different key areas to gain experiece in. Designated mentor from different area of business. Time allowed for other commitments, e.g. university work.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
University support - same support availability as full time students. Treated equal with other students and multiple contact methods with lecturers ideal for days away from campus.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
Manage and other team members always willing to support each other. Other members of staff willing aproachable and willing to listen. Mentor willing to make time if needed.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
Salary above average with raises year on year as experience grows. Generous employee benefits, e.g. travel expences to university / to other sites and offices.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
Regular company gatherings available, e.g. nights out. Many company initiatives for local charities, e.g. allowed to volunteer and help out local charities for a day or two.
9. Would you recommend Laing O'Rourke to a friend?
Good training package and plan, opportunities in business after programme finished, generout salary and employee benefits, helpful employees.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Laing O'Rourke?
Be honest, let the interviewer(s) get to know you in the interview. Be enthusiastic and research the company (e.g. past projects, key future projects and current work)
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