Building Services Engineer at Laing O'Rourke

Start Date:
2013
Location:
London
Programme Type:
Sponsored Degree Programme
Salary:
£19,000 annually
Review Date:
3rd July 2015

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Review Score

8.0/10

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

9/10

On my sponsored degree programme, I attend university 1 day a week, and work on site as a junior engineer 4 days a week.

I work in a team of highly skilled and developed professionals who are able to pass on useful knowledge and aid in my training as a future engineer/manager.

My current role is package manager for an electrical sub contractor package, currently worth approx £250k. It is a complex package due to frequent changes and clashes, meaning that I must review the design often.

I am also involved with HV switchgear and protection/controls/communications for the switchgear on site, working below my line manager who is leading this.

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

8/10

Further to this, my programme promotes further learning of the business, aim for me to spend time in several departments in order to gain a greater understanding and appreciate the roles of others in different department.

I also attend training modules wih look at developing my learning, communication and team working skills whilst also focusing on development of coperate and business skills.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?

8/10

I enjoy working within my team and gaining a great understanding of my feild of work as well of the rest of the industry.

I feel that they support me well and provide good training modules which are often fun.

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

9/10

I feel important within my role and that a lot is expected of me. My managers often praise me for my work completed and my training and development progress. I have had comments from members outside of my team regarding how well I have performed in tasks and managing works.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?

7/10

The majority of the programme is well structured, however, a more concrete development programme needs to be in place to ensure exposure to other departments. My team is well structured, I have a clear defined role within my team that also allows me flexibility for developmet in other areas outside of my role.

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

8/10

I recieve alot of support from my line manager and my mentor is also always free to chat. As mentioned above, a defined development programme would make me feel more supported as it will ensure I am recieving the knowledge I need to be getting on a regular basis.

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

7/10

I recieve alot of support from my line manager and my mentor is also always free to chat. As mentioned above, a defined development programme would make me feel more supported as it will ensure I am recieving the knowledge I need to be getting on a regular basis.

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

8/10

I have all my travel paid for and more, never leaving me short. I have my company expenses paid for and I receive a good salary.

For my role I feel that my salary could be better, however, the training and opportunities I received make up for this.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?

8/10

There are many company social and training events that I have been on, I have also volunteered in the local community on behalf of the company.

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

Yes

9b. Why? *

As mentioned above, Laing O'Rourke provide a well structured training programme that puts you into a circle of people that want to help you develop and will ensure this happens. The programme enables me to gain my degree whilst getting essential experience within the industry, thus making me more desirable when my degree is complete.

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

The application process is long, with many stages, however, it is worth it. Ensure you have a well structured CV and cover letter. The CV should provide a good picture of what you are as a professional and the cover letter needs to explain why you are passionate about the industry and why you want to join LOR.

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