Planner at Laing O'Rourke

Start Date:
Mayfair Central London & City
Programme Type:
Sponsored Degree Programme
£15,000 annually
Review Date:
January 2016

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


Assistant Planner at Bond Street Station upgrade, my role includes coordinating subcontractor activities on site, and updating the program to build and recording progress of subcontractors.

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


I have begun to learn to use Primavera P6, which I use when creating new scopes of work and updating the existing program to build, I have developed my confidence when talking and communicating with people.

3. To what extent do you enjoy your programme?


It is enjoyable, a good atmosphere in the office, and I am given responsibility which makes me feel valued.

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


Get praised for good work and using initiative, would not be valued externally.

5. How well organised/structured is your programme?


It could be better, the cadet modules and logbook can be confusing and there is no clear targets.

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


The university I go to on day release could be better, some lecturers seem far less knowledgable than others.

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


Provide good training and opportunities, feel I can approach my line manager with any problems.

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


Very well, my travel is paid for and they offer relocation costs to other members who live far away.

8. Are there many opportunities outside of work?


Not really

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


9b. Why?

Large and varied projects, but there can be a struggle with work/life balance.

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

make sure the project and business unit you are placed on is something you enjoy.

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