Assistant Quantity Surveyor at Laing O'Rourke

Start Date:
Manchester North West
Programme Type:
Sponsored Degree Programme
£22,000 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:


Commercial contractual management and controlling subcontracts. Looking after money and forecasting labour,plant and materials. Paying subcontractors, studying subcontracts, raising variation and dealng with clients.

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


Commercial management is a new skill among many including forecasting and cash management

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


Excellent for my learning and throughly enjoyable course that provides varied learning along with a structured system to enhance myself to become the best Quantity Surveyor I can be.

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


Everybody in Laing O'Rourke offers support no matter the level of experience or qualification. Great working environment and everybody is treated the same and gets on with their job.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


My programme is exxtremely structured with set report deadlines about the programme and a strucutured learning plan to get to the end goal of a degree.

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


Unlimited training should you want it and training in a range of areas to approve my ability to excel in the job being delivered.

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


Unlimited training should you want it and training in a range of areas to approve my ability to excel in the job being delivered.

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


Adequate as I still live at home as I cant mvoe out yet however I'm sure my salary is likely to shoot up the further I get into my degree. If I was living in my own house I think I would struggle.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


There are loads of social work activities and work presentations to deliver to school leaver/ school audiences including the NEC Skills show in birmingham that I recently attended.

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


9b. Why?

Good working environment, structured learning, sponsorship through the degree, easy to work for. I would warn about the long hours but its worth it to make a good impression.

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

Try work experience for free a year before applying it seemed to work for me. When on work experience try and network with as many people as possibl to give you the contacts to drive forward.

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