1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
On a day to day basis, the tasks involve assisting your line manager with the tasks in which they have to complete. Also tasks which you will have to complete on your own once qualified step by step.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
Through this i have been able to develop my problem solving skills, commumication, listening, following istructions better, timekeeping and presentation skills. I have also managed to gain many more IT Skills.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
The programme is a great experience as every day is different and you dont know what to expect next. The programme is also very different for us as the company take you on modules where you meet up with other people on your programme and develop each others skills and learn from other peoples experiences.
4. How valued do you feel by Laing O'Rourke?
I feel valued by Laing O'rourke as they take a lot of time to train myself to take on my job role. They are also very considerate with me as i have just left school and adapting to working life.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
The programme is very well organinsed and has a very specific structure. The modules and training events are planned in advance to ensure that you can attend them and work your own commitments around these.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
The amount of support that is on offer is more than enough. Everyone is willing to take their time to explain anything i dont understand and are very understanding to the fact i have no experince or knowledge in the construction industry.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
The company overall ensure that the support is there for you at all times and that you are not struggling with the balance of university and working life. They have may different ways to try and make the programme as easy as possible for you.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
The salary is great!! As i have just left school the money covers everything i need it to. Also the company pay exspenses for anytime you have to travel including petrol, food, travel and accomodation.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
There are many different opportunities outside of work for you to get involved in such as football games, rugby tournaments, charity events and loads of others!
9. Would you recommend Laing O'Rourke to a friend?
The company is great to work for. This programme especially is a great opportunity for school leavers and gives you a chance to get your university degree while getting first hand experince of what you are learning about.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Laing O'Rourke?
Make sure that you are willing to commit to this job as it is quite demanding with university work and work. The company give you study days and help out but you have to ensure that you are willing to work hard :)
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