1. Please give an overview of your role and what this involves on a day-to-day basis:
Being a Trainee Quantity Surveyor at London Liverpool Street. My day to day role is mainly dealing with sub contractor based issues, as well as having many other sub contractors to your name. Where you are responsible for their payments and work they undertake onsite. On a daily basis I attend meetings and regularly visit all 3 sites on this project. But mainly dealing with all the paperwork that keeps the project ticking over.
2. Have you learnt any new skills or developed existing skills?
Yes, I have developed skills that are required to have this role. The team I am in always have time for advice and time to help you with your questions/work.
3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?
It is an opportunity that doesn't come around often so making the most of the experience is vital. With this programme especially you have the chance to liaise with all areas of job roles. From all type of Engineers to having a site visit with a planner, this job gives you the best of both worlds in this industry.
4. How valued do you feel by Laing O'Rourke?
Very! The programme leaders always go out of their way to help you settle in also having time to answer any queries you have. Within this project everyone has made me feel welcome which has aided my experience.
5. How well organised/structured is your programme?
The programme's ideas and aspirations all sound good, but sometimes there needs to be more structure to make the course easier to understand. Especially with the pressure of University to come.
6a. How much support do you receive from your training provider?
All the support you need. Everyone is happy to help.
6b. How much support do you receive from your employer?
The employer has always outlined its aims for supporting its employees and I cannot argue with that.
7. How well does your salary/package meet your costs?
With the company paying for your university fees as well as paying for ALL of your travel. It means that you don't have a substantial amount of your wage that is taken for travelling in.
8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?
The company always provide information/opportunities about getting involved in associations outside of work.
9. Would you recommend Laing O'Rourke to a friend?
Because these chances do not come around often.
10. What tips or advice would you give to others applying to Laing O'Rourke?
To apply early on does not determine if you have a place or not. As long as Laing O' Rourke like your application and your personal attributes, you are certainly capable for any role.
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