Trainee Planner at Laing O'Rourke

Start Date:
Programme Type:
Sponsored Degree Programme
£15,000 annually
Review Date:
July 2015

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


printing sketches and data input for spf units. I occasionaly do loading of concrete slabs on a system.

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


learnt admin skills nothing to be proud of, I came to the comapny beliveing I would be rotating and larning aloty like other cadets. I so far have not.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


I do not currently enjoy my programme, I have made this aware and I have been waiting 6months to see what exactly they are going to do about it.

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


Not valued at all, I have no support form my manager and when i complain I feel like i just get ignored

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


Cadet learning modules are very good and well planned, learning programme within my placement is non-existant

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


on cadet modules i feel i get more support as i am actually considered as a cadet and my intelligence is more valued.

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


I do not recieve any support from my line manager as i am seen as a nuisance rather than an asset. I believe this to be beccuase she has to do certain things for me in regards my apprenticship which she can not be botherd to do.

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


I Balance my books just about, I have far much more money comapred to my frineds who do a full time degree which is a good feeling.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


My cadet retreats are great fun and exciting, ive been to london a few times and then also the lake district . All expenses are paid for.

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


9b. Why? *

I would not reconmend Laing O'rourke to someone who lives near me as i live in the east midlands where Laing O'Rourke do not have the most interesting works. Whereas in London, Soctland or Manchster you would find the cadetship more useful and fun.

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

Be yourself, don't worry. They are not too strict a s a company and they try their best to help. However If you don't want to be sat behind a desk or have a line manager that has no interest in wanting you to succeed do not apply for the cadetship if you will be placed at Bison.

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