Quantity Surveyor at Laing O'Rourke

Start Date:
Manchetser North West
Programme Type:
Sponsored Degree Programme
£19,000 monthly
Review Date:
June 2015

Connect with Laing O'Rourke

Review Score


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


I work on site as a Quantity Surveyor, on a day to day basis I manage multiple Subcontractr packages with a varied range of value. I am also looking after the Allocation of all labour on the project, which can be challenging when you have over 100 men every day.

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


When I fist started with Laing O'Rourke I had no idea what to expect, ive grew myself as a professional within the industry. My communication skiils have increased dramatically now I'm interacting with people from all ages and backgrounds on a daily basis.

I have also grown more self confidence whilst ive been with Laing O'Rourke which has not only helped me develop in work but also helped me outside of work.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


I find the programme great, the first few years the programme is more about team building, and the modules you go on are fun yet very valuable to people who have just joined the company. The later years are more structured towards the business and the professional side, which is more serious yet still enjoyable.

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


Very, Laing O'Rourke are not only helpful with work but they also support you with University. at first i struggled with it but once i knew i had that support then my grades have improved to more than what i thought i was ever capable of.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


Programme is very well structured, over the 5 years that the programme runs they take you on numerous modules & Site visits.

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


Lots, once you know the people to contact you are able to do anything.

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


Lots, once you know the people to contact you are able to do anything.

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


personally its fine, obviously the first few months when i started i struggled with a massive lump of money to manage it for more than 2 weeks of the month.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


To help Laing O'Rourke? Theres quite a few with voulenteering days, some to go towards the project and some you can do personally.

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


9b. Why?

I think its a great course to be part of, with a fantastic way of gaining a degree and gainging expereince in a massive industry where the oppertunities are endless.

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

Honestly? just be yourself. what ive learnt from the period between starting and now is that the best thing to do is be ope and honest with everyone you meet. always do research about the company first, make sure that the ethics that Laing O'Roruke believe in are the correct ones for you.

More from Laing O'Rourke

More Reviews Company Profile

Get personalised jobs straight to your inbox

Save time job hunting - get tailored job opportunities sent straight to you!

Recruiting? See how we can help you